Toyota Electric Fuel Cells

Toyota Electric Fuel Cells Toyota will start rolling out new, electric fuel cells out of Georgetown.Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky will assemble “integrated dual fuel cell modules.” That’ll start in 2023.The goal is to use these fuel cells in heavy-duty trucks to cut harmful emissions.The cells offer a 300-mile range for an 80,000-pound truckload. Source: MG…

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson said on Facebook officials are closing City Hall.The building will be closed from August 30th to September 10th.Officials said they are concerned with the increase of COVID-19 cases and are closing to protect employees and community members.If you have a meeting with Codes, you can still do…

Isaiah House Funding

Isaiah House Funding As the opioid epidemic in Kentucky carries on, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr visited Isaiah House in Woodford County this week to announce a large grant to help with long-term recovery:The $2.4 million grant will address employment barriers for people in recovery.The grant comes from the Substance…

Baptist Health Pay Increases

Baptist Health Pay Increases Some good news in the healthcare industry, Baptist Health is announcing it has raised its minimum starting hourly wage to $15 per hour for all full-time, part-time and temporary workers at its nine hospitals and medical group.The health care system also announced general increases for all staff, as well.The increase…

Governor’s Mandates End

Governor’s Mandates End The Kentucky State Supreme Court decision recently brings an end to Governor Andy Beshear’s management of the state’s COVID response without legislative approval. The state high court allows recently passed laws to stand, restricting the Governor’s emergency powers.“There aren’t going to be anymore lockdowns or shutdowns,” State Senate Majority Leader Damon…

Perry County Road Work

Perry County Road Work If you live or drive through Perry County you can expect to see improved road conditions in the near future.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced that the Perry County Fiscal Court will receive $100,000 in order to fund a slide repair on Napier Ridge Road, according to a news release.The…

Mountain Parkway Construction

Mountain Parkway Construction Construction on a segment of the Mountain Parkway in Magoffin County could cause some traffic trouble Thursday morning.Construction crews will set beams this week on two bridges. The bridges will be over Johnson Creek at mile point 65.7 that will eventually carry a new four-lane alignment of the Parkway, and they…

Baptist Health Vaccine

Baptist Health Vaccine Baptist Health encourages people with weakened immune systems to get a third shot 28 days after their second dose, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many with compromised immune systems likely had a lessened response or no response at all to the vaccines due to their underlying…

University Of Pikeville Recognition

University Of Pikeville Recognition Some encouraging education news! The University of Pikeville gained recognition from a national council on its teacher preparation.The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) published data that showed the school’s excellence in first-time pass rates.UPIKE’s average first-time pass rate on the Praxis II Elementary Education test (56%) was ten percent…

Goforth Resigns

Goforth Resigns Kentucky state representative Robert Goforth has resigned. In his resignation letter, Goforth explained “family and personal circumstances that demand my full attention and focus” in his resignation letter.He was facing domestic violence charges stemming from an incident involving his wife back in April 2020. According to police reports, his wife said Goforth…