Low Income Heating Funding

Low Income Heating Funding Starting today, Columbia Gas customers may apply for funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).LIHEAP is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance with home energy bills for eligible households.Household income must be at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify. Customers…

Election Day

Election Day In election news, three candidates hope to fill the Senate Seat in Kentucky’s 22nd District, left vacant after Tom Buford’s death in July.Democrat Helen Bukulmez, Republican Donald Douglas and Independent Syndicate Dunn are on the ballot.In the 89th District, voters in Jackson County and parts of Laurel and Madison Counties, will fill…

Warren County Judge Retiring

Warren County Judge Retiring Warren County’s longtime Judge-executive Mike Buchanon has decided not to seek re-election after three decades as the county’s top elected official.Buchanon, a 69-year-old Republican, told the Daily News over the weekend that he is ” at the point in my life when it’s time for me to focus on the…

Pfizer Vaccine For Kids

Pfizer Vaccine For Kids The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. If the CDC grants approval, the vaccine could be available as soon as next week.Doctors at Pediatric & Adolescent Associates in Lexington are already thinking through logistics.“You got to get the phones open so patients can call in and…

National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month During a special-called Pike County Fiscal Court county officials discussed National Diabetes Month, which is recognized in November.Public Health Director Tammy Riley shared the county’s diabetes breakdown, discussing the impacts and prevalence of the diagnosis in the mountains. After discussing the types of diabetes and how those rank in the county,…

Health Enrollment Period Open

Health Enrollment Period Open The annual enrollment period is open for Kentuckians to purchase federally subsidized health coverage that beings in 2022.”Now Kentucky families can go online and shop and save on quality health care coverage,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “Health care is a basic human right, and the healthier we all are, the…