Pike County Deputy Dies

Pike County Deputy Dies A deputy sheriff in Pike County, who also served as a fire chief, has passed away.Carl Doug Yates, 58, died Tuesday in Pikeville, according to information from Lucas & Son Funeral Home.The funeral home reports Yates was fire chief at Fed’s Creek Fire Department and a deputy sheriff. He also…

Money Missing From City Coffers

Money Missing From City Coffers An audit of a Kentucky city found nearly $764,000 in missing cash receipts, undocumented personal expenses and account credits over a six-year period ending last year.Findings of the audit have been turned over to Kentucky State Police and an investigation is ongoing, according to reports.Certified public accountant Linda Gray…

Hazard Police Award

Hazard Police Award The Hazard City Police Department was recognized for its service to the community on Monday.City and Perry County officials along with the Chamber of Commerce presented them with the 2020 Business & Community Appreciation Award despite not being able to hold the scheduled meeting on October 27.Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen…

Morgan County Water Funding

Morgan County Water Funding Congressman Hal Rogers visited Morgan County Tuesday, announcing new funding for the county’s water district.The Morgan County Water District received A $1.5 million loan and an $85,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture- Rural Development to fix a pump station, update six miles of waterlines, and replace 300 water…

Record Voter Turnout

Record Voter Turnout With two weeks left until Election Day, Kentucky county clerks are already reporting high turnout for voting.Early voting started last week. It’s the first time early voting without a specific reason has been an option in Kentucky, because of the pandemic.In Boyd County, about 1,700 people have voted early and around…

Greenhouse Construction In KY

Greenhouse Construction In KY An eastern Kentucky agritech company that is cutting the ribbon this week on a massive greenhouse in Morehead is also announcing construction of another large-scale greenhouse in the region. AppHarvest said in a release Tuesday that the second large-scale greenhouse will exceed more than 60 acres when completed in Madison…

KY Teachers Survey

KY Teachers Survey Kentucky education leaders are asking teachers across the state to fill out a survey to get their takeaways on teaching during a worldwide pandemic.Local Kentucky Education Association representative, Missy Salyers says the surveys are aimed to help teachers address any of their concerns without fear of retaliation. Source: MG…

Suddenlink Customers Sound Off

Suddenlink Customers Sound Off For several years, a cable and internet provider has been a hot topic in the mountains, many complaining Suddenlink is not providing quality service. Monday night, the city of Prestonsburg held a public hearing letting people talk to a representative from Suddenlink about their issues.Mayor Les Stapleton urged people to…

Charitable Giving Guide

Charitable Giving Guide Gov. Andy Beshear released a guide to help Kentuckians avoid charity scams as the holiday season approaches.Gov. Beshear said the “Charitable Giving Guide” is supposed to help those identify legitimate charities and avoid scams. Beshear says the Charitable Giving Guide will help Kentuckians ensure their hard-earned dollars are used to help…

Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event Cancelled

Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event Cancelled Kentucky State Police announced Monday that their Safe Trick or Treat event will be canceled.This event has been a holiday tradition in Frankfort for the past 15 years. Annually it draws in nearly 1,000 people in a two-hour time span where KSP volunteers dress up in costumes and hand out…