McFaddin Receives Unanimous Vote

McFaddin Receives Unanimous Vote The search may be over for Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) next president.Dr. David McFaddin received a unanimous vote from the Presidential Search Committee.Dr. McFaddin is from Paintsville and is currently serving as the interim president in Richmond after Dr. Michael Benson left in December. Source: MG News …

Kenny Payne’s Departure

Kenny Payne’s Departure UK Athletics confirmed the reports of Kenny Payne’s departure in a news release this morning.His departure ends a memorable 10-year run that included 295 wins, the 2012 national championship, four Final Four appearances, eight NCAA Tournament berths, five Southeastern Conference regular-season championships, five SEC Tournament titles and 33 NBA Draft picks…

Beshear Says Schools Should Delay

Beshear Says Schools Should Delay Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky schools delay the resumption of in-person classes until late September to provide more time to get the coronvirus under control.The Democratic governor said his recommendation that schools wait until Sept. 28 to reopen schools was a tough but necessary step as the…

Helping Child Abuse Victims

Helping Child Abuse Victims Nearly $220,000 in grant money is on its way to organizations across Kentucky that help prevent child sexual abuse and the survivors of the crime.Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the funding from the Child Victim’s Trust Fund on Monday.Kentucky’s 15 Children’s Advocacy Centers received more than $65,000 to offset costs…

Circus Fun At The Library

Circus Fun At The Library The Pike County Libraries is hosting a unique drive-through event later this month intended to be fun for the whole family in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.Performers from the Cincinnati Circus Company will perform in the parking lot of the Lee Avenue branch of Pike County Libraries, located…

Pleading Guilty In A Drug Case

Pleading Guilty In A Drug Case A Kentucky doctor and his former office assistant have pleaded guilty for selling prescriptions for opioids over social media Scotty Akers, M.D., 48, and Serissa Akers, 33, his wife and former office assistant, both of Pikeville, pleaded guilty a few days ago to unlawfully distributing controlled substances during…

Ferry Reopens

Ferry Reopens A ferry that is the only direct route between Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after being out of service for several weeks while engine repairs were made.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened on the regular summer operating schedule, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A…

Rail Trail Opening

Rail Trail Opening A project that has long been in the works in Floyd County is set to open this week.Prestonsburg city officials announced the opening of the “rail trail” at Archer Park, which is set to be completed on Friday. The paved pathway spans over eight miles, providing plenty of room for families…

Legal Showdown With Governor Beshear

Legal Showdown With Governor Beshear Kentucky’s highest court will hear oral arguments next month in the legal showdown over Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 emergency orders.The state Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments for Sept. 17 in the case pitting the Democratic governor against the Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron. Cameron contends the governor overstepped…

Fishing With Kids Event

Fishing With Kids Event The sixth annual ‘Fishing With Kids’ event brings hundreds of kids from all across the community to the Pikeville City pond every year. Saturday’s event was no different.A line started forming around 4 p.m. as families waited for a chance to receive free fishing equipment before spending the day by…