Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Kentucky will receive more than double its annual investment to help families afford energy costs as a result of a federal pandemic assistance package, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth said.More than $113 million in funding was secured for Kentucky through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the American…

KY Senate Education Bill

KY Senate Education Bill The Kentucky Senate has passed a top-priority bill to shift key school governance decisions to superintendents and away from school-based decision-making councils.The legislation would give school superintendents the authority to choose curriculum.That’s become an increasingly contentious issue in some school districts across the country.Also under the bill, the selection of…

Sheriff’s Deputy Death

Sheriff’s Deputy Death Officials with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Deputy Alex Spencer died on Saturday.Spencer was set to graduate from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy in early February.“Alex excelled at the academy and was so excited to be finishing and getting out on his own serving and protecting the citizens…

Elkhorn Helping Tornado Victims

Elkhorn Helping Tornado Victims Elkhorn City officials left a few days ago to take a load of supplies to tornado victims in western Kentucky.“The mayor wanted to show the folks in western Kentucky that their neighbors in Elkhorn City were thinking and praying for them,” Elkhorn City Police Chief Bobby Sexton said. “We’ve been…

Frozen Pipes Tips

Frozen Pipes Tips The snow has moved through the region, but cold temperatures will continue, which could end up costing thousands of dollars worth of damage to your house.As temperatures drop into to the teens water pipes are in danger of freezing.“The number one thing we see that freezes water lines is openings in…

University Of Pikeville Vaccines

University Of Pikeville Vaccines With the Omicron variant in full swing and students returning to campus, the University of Pikeville has partnered with Wild Health and the Pike County Health Department to offer free COVID-19 testing for students, staff, and community members.This event will continue from today until Thursday, January 13, from 1:00 p.m.…

Pike County Storms

Pike County Storms On New Years Day, severe flooding rocked many parts of the Big Sandy region including communities in Pike County. The floods resulted in rescue squads, such as the Pikeville Fire Department’s swift water rescue team, being deployed to help the cause.“We ended up doing a couple of shallow water crossings,” said…