Drive-Thru Parade

Drive-Thru Parade The city of Ashland’s annual Christmas parade will look a bit different this year due to the pandemic.It will be a drive-thru parade, city officials say.This means floats will remain stationary as cars drive through to view the festivities.Participation in the parade will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis, and organizations…

Helping Speedway Children’s Charities

Helping Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Motor Speedway’s 24th annual Speedway and Lights will open on November 13th, but this year’s event will be a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The annual event features hundreds of light displays throughout the speedway property and is one of the primary fundraisers for the Bristol chapter of…

Elkhorn’s Revised Restaurant Tax

Elkhorn’s Revised Restaurant Tax The Elkhorn City Council met recently in a specially called meeting for the second reading of a restaurant tax and the second reading of a board of assistance ordinance.The restaurant tax ordinance would place a 3 percent tax of the gross amount of each sale.The tax would apply to any…

Improving Pike Medical Center

Improving Pike Medical Center During the 2020 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) virtual summit Oct. 29, Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced two new projects in Pike and Boyd counties have been selected for more than $8 million in funding through the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot grant program.Pikeville…

Coat Collection Drive

Coat Collection Drive It’s time for the seventh annual ‘A Coat to Keep the Cold Away’ coat drive.The drive started small, collecting used coats. This year, it’s received a $5,000 grant from Walmart.Brand new coats are going to homes in both Central and Eastern Kentucky.People can request a coat by emailing believinginforever@gmail.com.Submissions can be…

Unemployment Scam

Unemployment Scam Kentucky governor Andy Beshear is warning those in the commonwealth of a possible scam preying on those who may have filed for unemployment.In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Beshear said Kentuckians need to be on the lookout for scammers sending emails with the address “PUA@unemployment.usdol.gov.”Beshear said that emails using this address may potentially…

McConnell And McGrath

McConnell And McGrath With the pandemic-altered campaign in its closing days, Republicans are looking to reassert their dominance in Kentucky while Democrats are angling to tap into suburban support to make inroads in a state where they have struggled in recent years.After weeks of mail-in balloting and early in-person voting, traditional Election Day voting…

Veterans And The Election

Veterans And The Election The veteran community historically has a high turnout for elections across the country and in Kentucky, but there is always that small percent of veterans whose ballots go unmarked which translates to a large number of missed votes.“One percent of 21 million veterans, that’s 210,000 votes‚” CEO and Founder of…

Maintaining State Contracts

Maintaining State Contracts Kentucky’s chief financial officer wields broad authority that can include issuing subpoenas to people outside government when investigating possible mismanagement in the awarding of state contracts, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Source: MG News Return to News