Local Author Publishes Book

Local Author Publishes Book A local author, G.L. Blackhouse of Breathitt County was signed by a publishing company in April of 2020 and is now receiving media attention for her first book, Butterfly Secrets.After the death of her grandfather, Blackhouse was 10-years-old when she began writing as a way to cope. She continued writing…

License Driver Regional Offices

License Driver Regional Offices Two more mountain counties will soon transition to regional offices to get driver’s licenses later this month. Clay and Leslie County will transition from circuit clerks to offices operated by the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet (KYTC) on October 25th. One of the regional offices is already open in Manchester.Regional offices in…

Stopover In Pike County Road Work

Stopover In Pike County Road Work Break repair work is scheduled to begin today at 7 a.m. on Ky. 194 near Stopover in Pike County. The work location is at milepoint 70.75, 1.55 miles south of the intersection of Ky. 194 and Ky. 2059.The work zone area is located between the portable traffic signals…

Shop With A First Responder

Shop With A First Responder After being revamped last year due to COVID-19, Shop With a First Responder in the City of Pikeville is scheduled to resume its traditional form this year.“While we had the gifts and food boxes, we couldn’t have the party for the kids last year but we’re on track for…

PFC Remains Buried In Jackson County

PFC Remains Buried In Jackson County In 1943, 19-year-old Berton J. McQueen left his home in Jackson County to fight in WWII, but little did he or his family know that would be the last time McQueen would be in the mountains… until now.In 1944, while stationed in France, Army Pfc. McQueen was severely…

Red River Gorge Rescue

Red River Gorge Rescue A 4-year-old child fell 70 feet off of a cliff at the Red River Gorge on Friday.The child had a few cuts and bruises, but for the most part, came out unscathed.So far in 2021 Wolfe County Search and Rescue has responded to a record number of rescues.“Obviously going through…

Kentucky sees 52 more deaths from COVID-19

Kentucky sees 52 more deaths from COVID-19 Fifty-two more people have died from COVID-19 in Kentucky. The governor says the state also has 2,305 new cases. Of those, nearly 600 are in children. As many as 1,354 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. Nearly 400 are in the ICU, and more than half are on ventilators. The…

KY Chief Justice Retires

KY Chief Justice Retires Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection next year, signaling the end of an era on the state’s highest court when his current term concludes.Minton, who joined the Supreme Court in 2006, said he wanted to give potential candidates ample time…

KY Wounded Heros Recognition

KY Wounded Heros Recognition Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3769 received an $8,000 check presented to the Kentucky Wounded Heroes from East Kentucky Barbell gym and the Bucky Classic Tournament fundraising event that was held the beginning of the month at Pikeville Fire Department Station 3. Source: MG News Return…