McCool Reelected

McCool Reelected Bobby McCool has been reelected as 97th District State Representative and received 60% of the vote in the GOP primary.District 97 spans all of Martin and Johnson Counties as well as a section of Pike County.McCool has been in office since 2018 and says he will enter his third term and continue…

BBB Scam Tracker

BBB Scam Tracker Beware! The Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker has gotten multiple reports of a new job scam twist that involves downloading a messaging app called Telegram.Telegram is an app that lets you encrypt your text messages, the BBB reported the scammer will offer you a job and ask you to download the…

U.S. Mine Safety

U.S. Mine Safety The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited the owners of an eastern Kentucky surface mine where a worker was killed by a falling tree, according to a published report.Nally & Hamilton Enterprises was cited for not following a plan that required removing trees on top of the mine’s highwall…

Pikeville Students Healthcare

Pikeville Students Healthcare Pikeville High School students were part of an assembly Tuesday, during which recruiters from PMC dived into some of the open positions at the hospital facilities and how the job openings often look different than some might expect. The recruitment team from Pikeville Medical Center wrapped up the program focused on…

Deputy Pending Funeral Arrangements

Deputy Pending Funeral Arrangements Funeral arrangements are pending for a Calloway County deputy killed in an officer-involved shooting in front of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office who is now identified.On Tuesday, May 17, Kentucky State Police identified the officer as 44-year-old Calloway County Chief Deputy Jody Cash.They said Chief Deputy Cash also served as…

Harlan Scavenger Hunt

Harlan Scavenger Hunt A tourism organization in Harlan County is putting on a scavenger hunt for the community.The scavenger hunt highlights historic landmarks and local businesses, while offering a grand prize of $250 to a winner.”You take a picture or a selfie at that iconic location and then you submit it to us either…

Ft. Campbell Soldiers

Ft. Campbell Soldiers Some soldiers at Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border are preparing to deploy to Europe.Deployment of Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will begin as soon as this summer, the 101st said.The Army announced in March that about 300 soldiers from Fort Knox’s Victory Corps were being…

Water Grant

Water Grant Governor Andy Beshear has announced a $1.5 million grant will go to the Sandy Hook Water District.The grant is part of Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Central Appalachia Distressed County Infrastructure initiative.The funding will allow for new water infrastructure. The infrastructure will improve service for more than 1,200 homes and 85 businesses. …

Berea College Hydropower

Berea College Hydropower It’s been a year since Berea College became the nation’s first to construct a hydrpower plant now, Berea College is partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to build a second hydropower plant in Lee County.The new plant will be at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg.Lock 14 was originally built and used…

Primary Voting

Primary Voting Clay County Clerk Beverly Craft says with primary elections taking place today, county clerks offices across the region have been preparing to ensure voting goes smoothly for everyone involved.Craft said the biggest hurdle in preparing for Tuesday’s election has been securing election officers and retraining those who sat out in 2020.“We had…