SOAR Update

SOAR Update From hearing lectures to even watching anopen heart surgery, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is working with its partners to address the ongoing nationwide nursing crisis with the creation of the Appalachian Nursing Academy.The academy brought 17 students from across Kentucky’s Appalachian counties into Pikeville last week for a two-week summer program…

Pikeville Driver’s License Center

Pikeville Driver’s License Center Gov. Andy Beshear on June 22 announced the opening of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Driver Licensing Regional Office in Pikeville.The new office is at 126 Trivette Drive. Its business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beshear says Kentuckians have more choices, like opting for a…

Motorcycle Awareness

Motorcycle Awareness Staying off your phone and paying attention are the main tips from AAA to reduce motorcycle crashes.Lori Weaver Hawkins with AAA Bluegrass says the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the ‘100 deadliest days’ and that’s because of the increase in crashes overall. And with more motorcyclists on…

Cornerstone Government Affairs

Cornerstone Government Affairs A bipartisan government relations, public affairs and consulting firm announced it would be opening an office in Frankfort, Kentucky.The Cornerstone Government Affairs office will initially have Katelyn Bunning, former legislative director to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Karen Kelly, former district director to the Dean of the House of Representatives…

Hazard Animal Adoptions

Hazard Animal Adoptions Even adoptable animals are having to be euthanized as an animal shelter in Hazard is experiencing a surplus of animals that are in desperate need of homes.Those with the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter said they are running out of room to house any more strays, but animals are still showing…