New Dry Ridge Commander

New Dry Ridge Commander Kentucky State Police announced on Wednesday that Post 6 in Dry Ridge will have a new Post Commander.Captain Scott Fielder has been part of the Kentucky Police force for 16 years. He graduated from Kentucky State Police in 2005 and began a seven-year term at Post 7 in Richmond.After his…

Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic

Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic Pikeville Medical Center has reopened its drive-thru vaccination clinic to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.The drive-thru will provide first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, as well as third doses for immunocompromised people with a doctor’s order.The drive-thru will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8…

Pike County State Of Emergency

Pike County State Of Emergency As Eastern Kentucky continues to recover from flash flooding earlier in the week, Coal Run Village has joined Pike County in declaring a state of emergency.Mayor Andrew Scott issued the emergency declaration on Wednesday, noting that flooding had caused damage to roads, culverts, land, homes and other properties.The state…

Lynn Camp Creek Bridge Repair

Lynn Camp Creek Bridge Repair People driving on I-75 through Whitley County can expect a little more traffic starting Thursday.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced that bridge repairs would begin on September 2 on I-75 at Lynn Camp Creek Bridge. The right lane will be closed around the 27.9 mile point.The closing will last…

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…