Five New Bridges

Five New Bridges Construction is scheduled to begin before the end of the year on five new bridges in Highway District 12, one each in Martin, Letcher, and Lawrence counties, and two in Pike County.Martin County on County Road 1120 (Dans Branch Road/Willis Dials Road) over Pigeonroost Fork: Utility relocation for this project has…

Updated Wireless Store

Updated Wireless Store Appalachian Wireless, in conjunction with the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon Sept. 23 on its newly-remodeled downtown Pikeville location, at the corner of Main Street and Grace Avenue. Source: MG News Return to News

Keeping Pikeville Kids Healthy

Keeping Pikeville Kids Healthy As schools in Pike County prepare to begin in-person classes, many parents are concerned about the health of their students. But Pike County Schools is working with Pikeville Medical Center to keep them safe and healthy in a new way.Training took place Thursday for the “Healthy at School” program, a…

GAP In Prestonsburg

GAP In Prestonsburg God’s Appalachian Partnership in Prestonsburg has become an agency with staying power. They have been providing for the people of Appalachia since 1999.John Morris, who has been the director since 2013, said the consistency has been good for the region.GAP serves more than 250 families, Morris said. It is income- and…

Eastern KY Governments Receive CARES Money

Eastern KY Governments Receive CARES Money Gov. Andy Beshear has announced 18 Eastern Kentucky governments were approved for $2,789,546 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19. “Our local governments have been important partners during our fight against COVID-19,” said Gov. Beshear.…

New Addition To National Park System

New Addition To National Park System Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky has been formally added to the National Park System, officials announced.Mill Springs in Nancy, Kentucky, was the location of the first major victory for the Union Army during the Civil War, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’ and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s…

Whether To Trick-Or-Treat

Whether To Trick-Or-Treat The Pike County Fiscal Court discussed during its Sept. 23 special meeting the issue of whether trick-or-treating would be allowed, as well as how and when in Pike County in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Pike County Public Health Director Tammy Riley told the court that there were three recommended options: Normal…

Preparing For In-Person Learning

Preparing For In-Person Learning As schools across Kentucky prepare for in-person learning to begin Monday, Kentucky’s new education commissioner says parents and students need to expect disruptions because of rises in COVID-19 cases.He says parents and students should expect changes to the normal school day. Students are also going to have to wear masks…

Louisville Shooting Statements

Louisville Shooting Statements Both President Donald Trump and Governor Andy Beshear have released statements on social media about the officer-involved shooting in downtown Louisville Wednesday night.“Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky,” President Trump said on Twitter. “The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help.…

New Department Of Insurance Program

New Department Of Insurance Program Kentuckians who disagree with decisions made by their health insurance carrier about the necessity of services, treatments or medication can seek to have an outside expert review that decision, and possibly have it overturned, through a program at the Department of Insurance. Source: MG News Return…