New Letcher County K9

New Letcher County K9 The Letcher County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to add a new face to its patrol team.”She will be tremendous to our department- to citizens. She will pay off huge for us,” said Sheriff Mickey Stines.Zara, a two-year-old German Shepherd, has been training with Southern Ohio Police K-9 for her career…

New KY Road Opening

New KY Road Opening The Kentucky 30 alignment in Owsley and Jackson counties opened last week.We are told it is still an active work zone so drivers should take it easy. Officials said there are no connections to the old KY 30 between Travellers Rest and Tyner.This new stretch is for traffic between Booneville/Beattyville…

Truckers’ Gas

Truckers’ Gas According to Triple-A, Kentucky’s average gas prices have risen about a dollar in the past year.Last year in Kentucky, the average price was $2.45 per regular gallon. Currently, the average price is $3.22 and has been on the rise for 8 weeks. The diesel price has jumped $1.22, averaging out to be…

Pikeville Creative Community

Pikeville Creative Community There’s a group in Pikeville working to create and collaborate.The Pikeville Creative Community, composed of neighbors, business owners, and creative minds from the city, meet at FaithLife Market every month to discuss the city, the region, and how to help move it forward.“We are coming together and trying to find ways…

Solving Nursing Shortage

Solving Nursing Shortage Lawmakers hope Senate Bill 10 will make it easier for people to become nurses and remain nurses in the state.Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, says estimates show Kentucky has thousands of open jobs for nurses. Sen. Robby Mills, R-Henderson, who’s sponsoring SB 10, says the legislation would improve the process for…

New Heart Equipment

New Heart Equipment Baptist Health Corbin recently partnered with Sensible Medical to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients by using a new piece of equipment called the ReDS device.The device was originally created by the Israeli Army to look through walls. It is now monitoring fluid in patients lungs by wrapping the device…