Harlan Schools Mask-Free

Harlan Schools Mask-Free Students in Harlan County Public Schools will now have the option to go mask-free in most situations.The Harlan County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to make masks optional for students and staff effective immediately, with one exception.Masks must still be worn on school buses since that is a federal mandate.…

Daniel Boone National Forest

Daniel Boone National Forest Daniel Boone National Forest officials said a series of prescribed burns will start this month in the forest.The purpose is to reduce the risk of wildfires and increase wildfire habitat diversity.Forest Supervisor H. Scott Ray said in a news release the burning gets rid of accumulated materials that can act…

Kids’ Dental Health

Kids’ Dental Health Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid launched its Brighter Smiles, Brighter Futures initiative as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February.Anthem officials pledged to deliver 2,500 dental care kits to Eastern Kentucky public schools, including: Cumberland Elementary School in Harlan County, Emmalena Elementary School in Knott County, Jesse…

Candidate Arrested

Candidate Arrested One candidate for Magoffin County Judge-Executive candidate was arrested Tuesday after officials with Kentucky State Police say he was involved in a shooting in the Royalton area.The arrest citation reports troopers were called to Carter Whitaker’s home around 3 a.m. to investigate claims Whitaker shot Christopher Barnett in the arm. When they…

McConnell Discusses Ukraine

McConnell Discusses Ukraine Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the Ukraine situation while he was in Lexington Tuesday.McConnell says he does not think Putin would have put troops on the Ukrainian border if the U.S. hadn’t withdrawn from Afghanistan.He says someone now has to step up into a leadership role on the world stage.“With…

Flooding Concern

Flooding Concern In Estill County, there isn’t any flooding right now, but the concern is growing over what is to come later this week.Tuesday’s update of the latest river forecast has river levels reaching just under the major flood stage of 31 feet by Wednesday afternoon, which will flood several roadways across the county.Then,…