Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash A billboard in southern West Virginia is calling on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support legislation for an additional $2,000 stimulus check.The Income Movement Group, a self-described people-powered grassroots movement, funded the billboard.President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes a single $1,400 check, but the group is urging Manchin, a…

Eastern KY Jobs

Eastern KY Jobs In the midst of the pandemic, there are new job opportunities for people in Eastern Kentucky. “EKCEP and One East Kentucky made the trip to Canada to work to recruit companies to come here and Dajcor was one of them. So this is a product of what we were trying to…

PSC Raises Utility Bills

PSC Raises Utility Bills The Kentucky Public Service Commission last week approved higher rates for Kentucky Power customers, but reduced the increase the company proposed slightly.The PSC ultimately found that by approving parts of the Kentucky Power application and denying others, the company’s base revenue requirement could be reduced by more than $17 million…

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County The Pike County Health Department is reporting a slight decrease in newly reported cases of COVID-19, possibly signaling an end to the post-holiday surge. On Tuesday, Pike County’s total number of cases was 4,055, with 748 of those being active cases. 3,269 people were considered recovered, and 38…

Getting More Vaccination Supply

Getting More Vaccination Supply While Kentucky ramps up its vaccination effort, demand continues to outpace supply, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Tuesday.“The supply that we’re going to get next week is already 30,000 doses underneath our ability of what we can put in someone’s arm in just a seven-day span,” he said.As of Jan. 19,…

Executive Powers Bills Vetoed

Executive Powers Bills Vetoed Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed bills that would limit executive powers he has been using to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Republican-led legislature completed fast-track work on the measures earlier this month.GOP lawmakers have the numbers to override any vetoes when they resume their 30-day session next…

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant The more infectious COVID strain that was first discovered in the United Kingdom could become the predominant strain in the United States by March, according to the CDC.This more contagious COVID strain is identified as B.1.1.7, and there have been 122 confirmed cases in the United States, the CDC reports.An…

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry A Pikeville woman is in jail, after police say she was caught on video stealing packages, tools and laundry. According to Pikeville Police, Tabatha Slone, 45, was captured on security cameras taking packages from porches at Whitman Apartments, as well as tools from carpenters who were working on…

KY Education Awards

KY Education Awards Two classified school employees will receive the first Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional Award this week, officials said.The governor, lieutenant governor and commissioner of education will present the award virtually on Tuesday to Robert Walker, a school safety and wellness coordinator in Harrison County, and Shelly Thomas, a family resource center…

More Vaccine Rollout

More Vaccine Rollout As the vaccine rollout continues across the commonwealth, K-12 teachers and staff are next in line.“I don’t know if I recall a time where this many people are excited about getting a shot,” Fayette County Board of Education Chair Tyler Murphy said.And, as the Chair of the Fayette County Board of…