Helping Area Veterans

Helping Area Veterans As the crisis in Afghanistan unfolds and the Taliban take control, U.S. Marine veteran Zachary McGuffey is holding a care group at the Warrior Hall for his fellow vets who are having memories of their tours in the Middle East.McGuffey said he has been receiving calls from veterans saying they are…

KY State Fair Opens

KY State Fair Opens The first day back to the KY State Fair brought certain rules, such as wearing masks inside and having an attendance policy for those under under 18 after 6 p.m. According to a Kentucky State Fair spokesperson, the attendance policy for minors was put in place after a fight broke…

Blue Grass Airport Repairs

Blue Grass Airport Repairs The Blue Grass Airport is closed to begin work on a major resurfacing project that hasn’t been done since 2006.“Usually it’s every 12 to 15 years we in partnership with the FAA have to resurface the runway, make sure the condition is safe and ready to go for all the…

KY State University Finances

KY State University Finances Kentucky State University is taking corrective actions to stabilize the school’s finances after the resignation of its president last month.The university’s board of regents was recently briefed on its finances that include $13 million in pending, past due or unpaid debts.The university says the debts include $3 million in vendor…

Christian School Floods

Christian School Floods Heavy rain fell across Eastern Kentucky Thursday and in the Campton area of Wolfe County, about 20 homes were affected as well as a school.One of the locations sustained substantial damage is Bethany Christian School. Classes at the school were supposed to start next week, but now that’s uncertain without help…

Healthcare Worker Week

Healthcare Worker Week Healthcare workers get a whole week dedicated to them starting Monday, August 23rd. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement during his Team Kentucky update that the week beginning August 22nd will be all about the healthcare workers of the state.This announcement comes in the middle of a surge of COVID-19 cases…

New Power Lines In Pike County

New Power Lines In Pike County Pike County is going to be replacing some power lines that have been around since the 1940s.Kentucky Power announced in a news release that the they are preparing an application to improve electrical routes across the Pike County region. The project would retire approximately nine miles of dated…

Renewable Biofuels In KY

Renewable Biofuels In KY Renewable biofuels are going to become more accessible to 23 states in the union including Kentucky.According to a news release, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced Thursday that the US Department for Agriculture (USDA) would be investing $26 million to expand availability of renewable fuels.The infrastructure improvements…

Eastern KY Population Increase

Eastern KY Population Increase Data from the 2020 U.S. Census showed a population decrease for the majority of Eastern Kentucky, except for a few communities.Hazard, Pikeville, and Middlesboro were among the handful of Eastern Kentucky cities that experienced a population increase in the last decade, with Hazard and Pikeville seeing a double digit jump.…

Knott County Schools Closure

Knott County Schools Closure Knott County schools will be closed for the rest of the week, due to the coronavirus.Supt. Brent Hoover made that announcement on the school district’s Facebook page.In his post, Hoover said the decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.The closure also shuts down all extracurricular activities, school-sponsored…