Eastern KY COVID-19

Eastern KY COVID-19 Many Eastern Kentucky counties are beginning to see a large increase in COVID-19 cases.“Our district has 10 counties, seven are in the red, three in orange,” said Jelaine Harlow with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. “So, it’s very contagious and it seems like its spreading very efficiently.”Health experts add the…

Louisville Shootings

Louisville Shootings Louisville Metro Police confirms there are still no suspects in custody after three separate shootings happening late Saturday night and early Sunday morning sending three people to the hospital.The first shooting was reported after a man was dropped off at UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital with a gunshot wound, LMPD…

Beyond The Call Of Duty

Beyond The Call Of Duty For the very first time one organization made its way to Breathitt County on Sunday to show its gratitude for fallen officers across the country.“Every year, we take off from Spokane, Washington and we tour the country, visiting departments that lost an officer from the year before,” said Jagrut…

Knox County Sportsplex

Knox County Sportsplex The Knox County Sportsplex could reopen as soon as next week. After closing last month due to structural damages, the Knott County Sportsplex has been working closely with a structural engineer and the state fire marshal to decide their next course of action. Although certain areas of the facility will be…

Upset Miners

Upset Miners Miners from West Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Ohio are in New York City, striking against investors of Warrior Met Coal.Miners in Alabama have been on strike since April 1.The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) says miners gave about $1.1 billion in concessions during the last five years while the company emerged…

Burying A Sailor

Burying A Sailor Nearly 80 years after he was killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor, a Somerset sailor is finally home.After nearly eight decades, seaman 2nd class Floyd Helton has made the long journey home. At just 18 years old, he was killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor. For decades his family…

Agriculture Funding

Agriculture Funding The U.S. Agriculture Department says Kentucky State University has been awarded $249,583 in federal funding through a program that supports research projects at historically Black land-grant universities.The funds will help train small-scale, minority and socially disadvantaged farmers and producers to develop strategies for handling produce and developing products that comply with federal…

Consolidated Baptist Church

Consolidated Baptist Church A Lexington church hopes to have its first in-person service in more than a year.Consolidated Baptist Church is focused on keeping people safe when in-person services resume this Sunday, August 1st.Like other churches, Consolidated has wrestled with the idea of when to open doors. The church has held virtual services for…

Updated Dollar Tree

Updated Dollar Tree A new store is in town at the Village Center Mall in Harlan: Dollar Tree. This new updated Dollar Tree will include a snack zone, diary and frozen food sections, and a craft area.“Humbling, you know, to come into a community and be that store that everyone wants to come to,”…

Harlan Job Fair, More To Come

Harlan Job Fair, More To Come At the height of the pandemic the uunemployment rate in the area was 19% and now it’s 8% according to officials. A job fair in Harlan County was hosted by multiple county agencies on Thursday to bring that rate down even further.Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley said ten…