New Educational Opportunities In Knox County

New Educational Opportunities In Knox County Knox County, Kentucky will soon have new educational opportunities with the long-awaited grand opening of the Southeast Knox Campus at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 12. On Monday, October 10, classes will begin in face-to face, hybrid, and online formats. Classes include medical assisting, nursing assistant, welding, plumbing, education,…

Still Time to Apply for FEMA Assistance

Still Time to Apply for FEMA Assistance Still Time to Apply – Eastern Kentucky homeowners and renters who have damage to their property from the severe July floods still have one week to apply with FEMA. The registration deadline is September 28. Keep in Touch with FEMA – Nearly 800 Kentucky homeowners are ineligible…

Mountain Parkway Extension Plans

Mountain Parkway Extension Plans Gov. Andy Beshear joined state and local officials to announce plans for the final section of the Mountain Parkway Expansion in Eastern Kentucky – delivering on a decades-old promise to complete a four-lane parkway from Winchester to far Eastern Kentucky. Plans are now underway to build 13 additional miles of…

Dorena-Hickman Ferry

Dorena-Hickman Ferry A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri has closed temporarily due to low water levels, according to officials.When the river gets too low, it becomes difficult for vehicles to load and off-load from the Dorena-Hickman Ferry at both landings, the Kentucky Transportation Department said in a…

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch It’s back, an event to help 3-Mile Creek Farms is a non-profit animal rescue in the Dorton community of Pike County dedicated to unwanted, neglected and abused farm animals.Each year, the farm hosts several events including a pumpkin patch throughout the month of October, but after severe flooding across the region in…

Pike County Library Tax Rates

Pike County Library Tax Rates Tax rates were set during the regular monthly meeting of the Pike County Public Library District Board of Trustees.The board voted unanimously to keep the rates the same as last year.Interim director of libraries, Delania Adkins, said the decision to keep the rates the same as last year was…

Food City Donation

Food City Donation Food City officials presented checks totaling $388,478.50 to the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky’s Appalachian Kentucky Crisis Fund to aid Eastern Kentucky flood victims, the company announced in a statement.The campaign ran from Aug. 3 through Aug. 12 in all Kentucky and Tri-City area Food City locations. Customers wishing to participate were…

College Enrollment

College Enrollment It’s a bit of a mixed bag with local college enrollment. State-wide, enrollment in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is up 3.5 percent, but Hazard Community and Technical College President Dr. Jennifer Lindon said the floods have adversely affected enrollment in the hardest hit counties.“College students in some of the…

Whitley County Shooting

Whitley County Shooting Officials with Kentucky State Police (KSP) are investigating a deadly shooting in Whitley County.The shooting happened at a home on Patrick Hollow Road Wednesday night.Officials said there was a fight between 48-year-old Martin A. Canada and 31-year-old Kyle W. Chadwell.During the fight, officials said Canada shot Chadwell.Chadwell was taken to Baptist…

New Booster Shot

New Booster Shot Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear received the new, variant-specific, Covid-19 booster, known as the Bivalent Booster.The new booster targets the B.A.4 and B.A5 subvariants of the Omicron variant.Kentucky River District’s Public Health Director Scott Lockard said, if you are looking to get protected, you need to know if…