Pikeville Man Arrested

Pikeville Man Arrested 41-year old John Caines of Pikeville was arrested on Tuesday following a 90-minute rescue operation involving multiple local law enforcement agencies when he was found acting erratically.“It was a joint effort,” said Pikeville PD Public Information Officer Tony Conn. “Between Pikeville Police Department, Pikeville Fire and EMS, our rope team, our…

God’s Food Pantry

God’s Food Pantry A band of local partners are coming together for what they call a community initiative.“We’re trying to bring food back into the pantries for the holiday season and get them restocked,” Kentucky Power External Affairs Manager Bob Shurtleff said. “And we know they’ve been hit very, very hard through the pandemic…

Deceptive Loan Practices

Deceptive Loan Practices College students in Kentucky have hope for protection against deceptive loan practices by lenders.Kentucky State Representative Patti Minter has announced she is filing a bill currently titled B.R. 96, which would take on predatory lending, according to a news release.She says with this bill, student borrowers can know that their state…

Gigantic Gourd

Gigantic Gourd Eastern Kentucky is on the map again for it’s gigantic gourd debuting at the Kentucky State Fair.Charlie Brown might even be impressed might say “good grief” if he saw the 1,663-pound gargantuan gourd raised by Floyd County farmer Dwight Slone.Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles shared the news on his Twitter. …

Gun Laws

Gun Laws Saying it would take away control from Congress,Attorney General Daniel Cameron is now part of a 20-state coalition of attorneys against the Biden administration’s proposed gun laws, according to a news release.The coalition is opposing what they say is an unlawful attempt to regulate guns proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,…

College Of Optometry

College Of Optometry The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), which began a grant program last year, was recognized by the American Optometric Association (AOA), according to a news release.The program’s success has lead the AOA to adopt its system all across the nation.Apparently, the KYCO has paid for 43 optometry students to…

School Safety

School Safety Some positive education news, almost all schools in the state are compliant with the School Safety and Resiliency Act (SSRA), per a news release.Thanks to the additional help from Governor Andy Beshear’s $18.2 million budget allocation, almost all schools meet SSRA standards, according the first school risk assessment report.Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman,…

Leslie County Schools Cancelled

Leslie County Schools Cancelled Another Eastern Kentucky school district is canceling classes due to the coronavirus.In a Facebook post from Leslie County Schools on Sunday, officials with the district said due to “an increase in COVID cases in our schools and additional class quarantines, school will be canceled through August 27th.”School officials say the…

Opioid Abuse Funding For KY

Opioid Abuse Funding For KY Kentucky will be getting almost $1.2 million to help fight opioid abuse.According to a news release, Governor Andy Beshear joined Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey to announce a grant awarded by Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid and Stimulant Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).This grant…

Elkhorn City Women’s Center

Elkhorn City Women’s Center New hope for women in Eastern KY battling addiction, a new residential treatment center has recently opened in Pike County that focuses on treatment and recovery for those women.A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place recently for the Judi Patton Center for Families, a new female-only substance abuse disorder residential treatment facility…