Appalachian Center For The Arts

Appalachian Center For The Arts The Appalachian Center for the Arts is preparing to open its newest exhibit.“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is an exhibit from the Smithsonian that takes a look at rural America, diving into the ways rural areas have changed and grown across the nation over the years. There’s rural New…

No Knock Warrants

No Knock Warrants Nearly a year after a young black woman was killed in a deadly police shooting, the state legislature is advancing a bill dealing with No Knock warrants.Senate Bill Four would not entirely ban the use of No Knocks, but it would limit them.Many support the bill, but some in Louisville claim…

KY Highway Fatalities

KY Highway Fatalities The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the preliminary numbers for highway fatalities in Kentucky last year.According to the report KYTC’s Office of Highway Safety, the initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities in 2020, compared to 732 in 2019, a five percent increase.“2020 was a year of devastating loss for Kentuckians,…

More Vaccines In Pikeville

More Vaccines In Pikeville Pikeville Medical Center is fast tracking who’s up next to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.PMC is moving to phase 1C, five days before the state does with regional vaccine sites. The group now eligible to receive the vaccine includes: those over the age of 60 and anyone 16 and older with…

Blackjewel Receives Court Order

Blackjewel Receives Court Order Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel has been ordered by a federal judge to clean up a Kentucky mine site.In a bankruptcy court ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Benjamin Kahn said the Bell County site presented a potential threat and ordered Blackjewel to excavate and treat coal mining ponds until the company is…

Johnson County Homes Catch Fire

Johnson County Homes Catch Fire Two homes in Johnson County caught fire Wednesday afternoon.W.R. Castle Fire and Rescue posted on Facebook about the fire.Firefighters responded to two mobile homes on fire at 55 Daniels Road in Nippa.The firefighters were able to save and keep the fire from spreading to two other mobile homes. …

Pinnacle Overlook Is Closed

Pinnacle Overlook Is Closed Recent winter snow and ice storms caused trees and branches to fall across trails at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and now Pinnacle Overlook is closed. “Literally, thousands of trees have come down they have blocked trails leading to the overlook,” said Supervisory Park Ranger, Carol Borneman.A forestry technician says…

In-Person Learning Update

In-Person Learning Update Starting Monday, March 1, districts are encouraged to start offering in-person learning if they haven’t already done so, or bring more students back to the building. As of Tuesday, six districts in the state have not returned to in-person learning.“At the end of the day we didn’t vaccinate our educators for…

KY Early In-Person Voting

KY Early In-Person Voting Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams is applauding legislation that would make early in-person voting a fixture in Kentucky’s elections.The bills have been introduced in the House and Senate. Adams says the proposals would create four days of early in-person voting, including a Saturday, with no excuse required.Adams says the…