New River Gorge

New River Gorge Officials said a record number of people visited the newly designated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve last year.West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported the park recorded nearly 1.7 million visitors in 2021, which was an increase of 600,000 from a year earlier.New River Gorge was designated a national park at…

District Tournament

District Tournament Tonight begins the 54th District Tournament at Memorial Gym.Hazard police said they are making traffic pattern changes every day this week between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.LO Davis Drive will be a one-way during those times, with all traffic going towards the gym being restricted.The route will be going up Baker Avenue…

Stolen Sports Cards

Stolen Sports Cards A Tennessee man has been indicted after being accused of stealing roughly $10,000 worth of sports cards from a store in Kentucky.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a federal grand jury handed down the indictment against 38-year-old Jason Cates of Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday. He faces charges of conspiracy and transporting stolen…

Floyd County Animal Adoption

Floyd County Animal Adoption The Floyd County Animal Shelter saw its adoption rate increase to 90%.The shelter announced on social media that, if adoptions did not start happening soon, the shelter would have to resort to euthanasia.That post was shared several times, and the shelter saw its population decrease dramatically.Board Member Ned Pillersdorf said,…

Food Giveaway

Food Giveaway A food giveaway was held by Community Christian Church on Saturday in Lee County.Food Pantry Director Darlene Jewell said they saw more than 50 boxes go out in just 15 minutes.Organizers are calling it a huge success.The event saw a few volunteers come out and lend a helping hand.Organizers say they are…

Hillbilly Days

Hillbilly Days Hillbilly Days is a famous and historic event in Eastern Kentucky and one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the Commonwealth. In 2020 and 2021, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but officials are planning on a comeback in late April on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. According to…