FEMA Assistance Improving

FEMA Assistance Improving A week after criticizing FEMA and their lack of approval for eastern Kentucky flood victims, Gov. Andy Beshear says it is starting to get better. This week FEMA officials announced some additional steps they were taking to get more people approved, and Thursday the governor says numbers are going up.Since then,…

Johnson County Deputy Dies

Johnson County Deputy Dies Members of the law enforcement community in one Eastern Kentucky county are mourning the loss of one of their own.In a post on the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, officials say longtime Deputy John Dale III died earlier this week.The post did not state how he died, but said…

FEMA Mobile Recovery Centers

FEMA Mobile Recovery Centers Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have announced the expansion the number of Mobile Recovery Centers throughout Eastern Kentucky.The two new locations are in Leslie County and Martin County.The Leslie County center is at Leslie County 911 at 24770 Hwy. 421 in Hyden and the Martin County center is…

KY Still Pro-Life

KY Still Pro-Life Pro-life wins in Kentucky until at least November as abortion remains banned in Kentucky.The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an order Thursday morning which means abortion in the state will remain blocked.The court declined to reverse a Kentucky Court of Appeals judge who had allowed enforcement of two laws that ban nearly…

Lifting COVID Protocols

Lifting COVID Protocols Officials with Baptist Health Corbin said they are following trends across the state and country with COVID protocol.The outpatient COVID-19 screening center at the hospital is shutting down as many people believe the coronavirus is becoming an endemic instead of a pandemic.“The need for that clinic in general-we had a clinic…

Long-Term Flooding Solution

Long-Term Flooding Solution Representative Hal Rogers said on Thursday that a long-term solution is needed following the flooding in Eastern Kentucky.The Fifth District Representative said a solution to severe flooding along the Cumberland River was found decades ago, adding he wonders if something similar could work in the communities hit by flooding in the…