Relaxed Visitation Policy

Relaxed Visitation Policy Following a decrease in the daily number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Laurel County, Saint Joseph London is relaxing its visitation policy restrictions. Now in effect, two visitors will be allowed with patients in the obstetrics and inpatient care areas and one visitor will be allowed in the Emergency Department 24…

Breathitt County Road Work

Breathitt County Road Work Drivers in the Jackson and Breathitt County area can expect delays on KY-15 next week.Starting Monday, November 1, a section of KY-15 between Lost Creek and Haddix will have repair work underway.The work will be to repair and stabilize an embankment failure and break in pavement.KYTC said temporary traffic signs…

KY Transportation Plan

KY Transportation Plan Officials are seeking input from those who travel through Kentucky as they update a long-range plan for the state’s transportation needs.Information collected in the Kentucky Statewide Transportation Survey will be used to help identify goals, policies, needs and improvement priorities over the next 25 years, the Transportation Cabinet said in a…

Opioid Epidemic Funding

Opioid Epidemic Funding State officials announced more than $1 million in federal funding on Monday, with about half of that going to organizations that are battling the opioid epidemic in our area.Gov. Andy Beshear and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey awarded more than $500,000 of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant,…

Vision Food Pantry

Vision Food Pantry With help from God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, New Freedom Worship Center cut the ribbon on the Vision Food Pantry Monday to serve the city of Jenkins and the surrounding areas.Pastor Danny Quillen said church members have hosted soup kitchens for about five years now and said it was time…

KY Internet Expansion

KY Internet Expansion Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Department for Local Government Commissioner Dennis Keene, Deputy District Director Carlos Cameron from Congressman Hal Rogers office and Colby Hall, the Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) joined officials from Cumberland Valley Electric for the announcement of high speed interent expansion efforts at their headquarters…

UPS Worker Arrested

UPS Worker Arrested An employee of a UPS store in Pike County has been arrested, after being accused of stealing packages from the business.Pikeville Police responded after the store manager reported that an employee witnessed Adam Kelly, 43, of Jenkins, running from the store with packages and bags of merchandise and placing them in…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and experts warn there is a recent surge in cyber attacks especially with the number of people and the frquency of those using digital technology.Tim Riney with Family Wealth Group said attacks are getting easier for hackers. Cryptocurrencies also make it faster for them to get…

KY Nurses Survey

KY Nurses Survey A recent survey of Kentucky nurses found a quarter of those polled were likely to leave their jobs in the next year amid burnout and frustration, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.The Kentucky Nurses Association found that 73% of the 850 licensed nurses polled earlier this month cited untenable patient loads and too…

Vaccine Booster Update

Vaccine Booster Update Within a few days, COVID-19 boosters will become widely available. Although they’re optional, health experts recommend getting one if you’re eligible.“Those in high-risk environments, those that are immunocompromised, the elderly, and those in healthcare,” said Dr. Ryan Stanton, a Lexington emergency room physician.Stanton said the boosters, which are additional doses of…