Eastern KY Population Increase

Eastern KY Population Increase Data from the 2020 U.S. Census showed a population decrease for the majority of Eastern Kentucky, except for a few communities.Hazard, Pikeville, and Middlesboro were among the handful of Eastern Kentucky cities that experienced a population increase in the last decade, with Hazard and Pikeville seeing a double digit jump.…

Knott County Schools Closure

Knott County Schools Closure Knott County schools will be closed for the rest of the week, due to the coronavirus.Supt. Brent Hoover made that announcement on the school district’s Facebook page.In his post, Hoover said the decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.The closure also shuts down all extracurricular activities, school-sponsored…

University Of KY Alzheimer’s Research

University Of KY Alzheimer’s Research University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center received $14.5 million on Wednesday to continue Alzheimer’s research and outreach for patients and families in Kentucky.“Few words are more frightening and haunting than ‘you have Alzheimer’s,’” said UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto. As of 2020, 75,000 Kentuckians struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, and the…

Counties In The Red Zone

Counties In The Red Zone With nearly all of the state’s counties in the red zone, Governor Beshear announced another day with more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth.The governor announced 3,576 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 525,746.987 of Wednesday’s new cases were children 18 and younger.…