Hot Car Warning

Hot Car Warning Another safety reminder that could mean life or death. So far, in 2021, there have been ten hot car deaths in the US, including one Saturday in Utah. With temperatures approaching 90 degrees multiple days this week, it’s important to be mindful when getting out of your vehicle.“We respond every summer…

Handling the Delta Variant

Handling the Delta Variant As the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads quickly, state and federal officials are working out how to combat it.Los Angeles County was the first to reimpose masks. Here in Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear says more mandates are not out of the question.As the covid case count ticks higher, health officials…

Showing Off Eastern KY

Showing Off Eastern KY In an effort to show the beauty of Eastern Kentucky Backroads of Appalachia, hosted the event “Rumble on the Mountain” with its last day Sunday.Beginning Friday, the event welcomed any and all motorcyclists to come into the Harlan County area to ride and enjoy each other’s company.Food was provided as…

Pike County Rd. Re-Opening

Pike County Rd. Re-Opening After being closed to traffic for several months, a busy Pike County road is scheduled to re-open next week.Construction on the underground pedestrian tunnel at Pikeville Medical Center started back in the spring. The project connects the hospital to the Riverfill parking lot and runs under Bypass Road, also known…

Buckhorn Children And Family Services Opens

Buckhorn Children And Family Services Opens To showcase the opening of their new facility, officials with the Buckhorn Children and Family Services in Perry County hosted an open house Thursday.Featuring dinner, drinks, and a tour of the cottage, those in attendance heard from administration and clinical staff, who provided information and answered any questions…

Second Child For KY State Treasurer

Second Child For KY State Treasurer Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball has become a mother for the second time, giving birth to a daughter. In doing so, Ball made Kentucky history again.Ball’s daughter, Marigold Sophia Swan, was born Tuesday, Ball’s office announced. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. She’s the second child for…

Replenishing God’s Pantry

Replenishing God’s Pantry Power Up the Pantry is coming to help God’s Pantry replenish depleted food pantries in the region.In 2019, the first year for the event, seven and a half tons of food and more than $17,000 was donated to the effort.The second event will be held all day long on August 26th.…

Thanking KY Healthcare Workers

Thanking KY Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers have been at the frontline of the pandemic, facing the virus head on and seeing the toll it’s taken on patients. Wednesday night doctors and nurses in eastern Kentucky were honored for their work to save lives including words from Governor Andy Beshear who said if there is…

COVID-19 Spike In Laurel County

COVID-19 Spike In Laurel County Laurel County is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant.This has pushed Laurel County back into the red zone, this means the county had more than 25 case per 100 thousand people.Laurel County Health Department Executive Director, Mark Hensley, said the county had nearly 20…