Paramedics Get Ultrasound Machine

Paramedics Get Ultrasound Machine Montgomery County Fire/EMS will soon use a new tool to treat patients.Paramedics are currently learning how to use ultrasound machines. It’s a tool that’s popular in other states. Battalion Chief Jeffrey Jackson said only a handful of Kentucky agencies have them.The department purchased three, butterfly ultrasound machines. A grant from…

Road Repair Money

Road Repair Money Road repair money in the amount of Nearly $300,000 will soon be flowing into the mountains.Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the funding on Monday. The Breathitt County Fiscal Court will receive $200,000 while the City of Hazard will get $75,592.All of the money will be used to repair roads…

Supplies For Ukraine

Supplies For Ukraine Prestonsburg High School (PHS) and Pike County Central High School (PCCHS) have teamed up to gather supplies for Matthew 25 Ministries, who then will take those supplies to people in need in Ukraine.“This is one of the projects that they asked to take on and coordinate,” said PCCHS teacher Angela Lockhart.Some…

Burn Ban In Place

Burn Ban In Place Local fire departments are asking everyone to refrain from burning.Officials with the Hindman Volunteer Fire Department said, while the weather has been nice, the potential for fire is still very high.Fire Chief Preston Hays said everyone should be following the burn ban that is in place.He said it is there…

KY Blood Shortage

KY Blood Shortage A blood shortage has been seen nationwide and has now made its way to the mountains. Officials with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) in Lexington say demand for blood supplies is also rising.“We have seen increased transfusions over the last several months,” said KBC Director of Donor Communications Logan Morford. “You…

Fire Department Grant

Fire Department Grant The Hindman Volunteer Fire Department received a $10,000 grant.The grant was awarded to the department from the Fire Commission.Fire Chief Preston Hays said it will go towards new personal protective equipment.“It costs a lot of money to run the fire department and PPE is one of the things that we have…