Blood Needed

Blood Needed The American Red Cross is currently facing a national blood shortage.The organization is needing donors of all types of blood, especially O-negative and O-positive since they are universal.Officials said with the increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant and the active hurricane season, they are concerned they will not meet…

New Post Commander

New Post Commander Kentucky State Post 11 in London is welcoming Captain Danny Caudill as its new Post Commander.Cpt. Caudill is a 14-year-veteran with KSP and began his career in 2007 as a member of the Cadet Class 86.He is a Harlan County native where he continues to live with his wife, Carrissa.Caudill has…

National Guard Help

National Guard Help Meanwhile, National Guard troops have arrived at Pikeville Medical Center, ready to assist in non-medical areas, so that hospital employees can devote more time to patient care. Two full teams arrived at the hospital on Tuesday, bringing 30 Guard members to the effort.The move is part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s effort…

UPIKE School Year Begins

UPIKE School Year Begins The University of Pikeville has begun its new academic year. In a news release, UPIKE said their 2021 Opening Convocation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 2. The event will be held on Zoom due to COVID-19 concerns.The event can be watched on UPIKE’s official Facebook page.Tammy M. Riley,…

Chalk Contest

Chalk Contest Get a box of colored chalk and join CHI Saint Joseph Health to bring positivity to the community with a new art challenge.The “Chalk It Up to Humankindness” event was originally started internally, but was so popular that it has spread to the whole community, according to a news release.The goal is…

Pike County Flooding

Pike County Flooding Floodwaters poured through areas of Pike County Monday, bringing out rescue squads and other officials as cars were stuck and people were stranded by the flash flooding.Pike County Emergency Management, Kentucky State Police, Coal Run Fire Department and Pikeville Fire Department stayed in the Stone Coal area to keep an eye…

Chalk It Up To Humankindness

Chalk It Up To Humankindness Get out your chalk stick, CHI Saint Joseph Health is using chalk to bring positivity to their community with a new art challenge.The “Chalk It Up to Humankindness” event was originally started internally, but was so popular that it has spread to the whole community, according to a news…

Food City Pledge

Food City Pledge Food City has pledged $700,00 in contributions for the upcoming school year. So now the Food City’s Bucks Challenge is off to a start where every $1 spent, a point is received when using a ValuCard.“Our Food City School Bucks Program has provided much-needed support for thousands of schools throughout our…

KY Career Center

KY Career Center Kentuckians who are currently unemployed will have some local help as pandemic unemployment programs come to an end.The Kentucky Labor Cabinet announced in a news release on Monday that the Commonwealth will offer help to the jobless people in Kentucky as their federal aid ends.There will be more than 12 Kentucky…

Somerset Funding

Somerset Funding Major funding for replacement of wastewater treatment facilities is going to the City of Somerset receiving a major grant to help with infrastructure improvements in the near future.On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that Somerset would receive a $3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to upgrade city infrastructure.…