Pikeville Bikeway Project

Pikeville Bikeway Project The City of Pikeville is months away from completing its new bikeway project, a project to create a designated bikeway and bike shelters, among other things, for bikers in the city.For the bikeway project, the city plans to build and install bike shelters, bike racks and service stations at different locations…

School Repeat Deadline Saturday

School Repeat Deadline Saturday Saturday, May 1st is the last day for Kentucky families with children in grades kindergarten to 12 to apply for those students to repeat part or all of the last school year.The move to allow supplemental education comes from Senate Bill 128, which was signed into law by Governor Andy…

Earth Day Free Trees

Earth Day Free Trees In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Kentucky Power officials will be distributing free trees Saturday, May 1 at 8 a.m. It is first-come, first-served until trees run out. Customers will not be able to reserve trees or place an order in advance.There will be four types of trees…

Appalachian Regional Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission West Virginia’s former first lady Gayle Manchin will serve as the co-chair of the nation’s Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) that includes Kentucky.The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination.The ARC is an economic development partnership involving the federal government and 13 states. Source: MG News Return…

New Mask Policy

New Mask Policy Governor Ralph Northam amended Executive Order Seventy-Two Thursday to reflect the CDC’s new guidance on mask use in outdoor settings.Updated CDC guidelines state that those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear masks outdoors when alone or in small gatherings. Guidelines still require people wear masks indoors and outdoors…

Pikeville Master Gardners

Pikeville Master Gardners Pikeville Master Gardeners and members of Appalachian Roots Garden Club with the cooperation of the Pike County Extension Office are holding a Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, May 1 at the Pike County Extension Office parking lot (beside south end of the Pikeville Pond).The actual swap starts promptly at 10 a.m.…

EKU Aviation Students

EKU Aviation Students Aviation students at EKU can now get flying experience without ever leaving the ground thanks to the university’s new 2D/virtual reality flight simulation lab.EKU is the only university with a flight school in the commonwealth and the lab will help them to continue to make a name in the aviation industry.With…

Mountain Parkway Expansion Project

Mountain Parkway Expansion Project This spring, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, several projects are underway in Morgan, Magoffin, and Wolfe counties for the Mountain Parkway Expansion project. The project manager says paving is underway on the new westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway in Morgan County. Westbound traffic will begin using the…

Louisville Officer Retiring

Louisville Officer Retiring Although he says an on-going investigation has not affected his decision, the Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment is retiring.Police spokesperson Beth Ruoff tells news outlets that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is planning to retire from the Louisville Metro Police…