KY Broadband Speed Test

KY Broadband Speed Test Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman has announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet access for distanced learning, and work.According to Coleman, Kentuckians can take the test for free and remain anonymous, from January 19 to February 18…

Search Warrant Task Force

Search Warrant Task Force Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron launched the Search Warrant Task Force.According to a tweet from Daniel Cameron, the task force was launched to examine the process of securing, reviewing, and executing search warrants in Kentucky.Cameron also says this helps convene a group to develop practices for the safe execution of…

Lilley Cornett Woods Trail Offerings

Lilley Cornett Woods Trail Offerings In partnership with Eastern Kentucky University, the Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station is offering free guided tours to the public.They have two trails for the tours, one being a mile and a half and the other being two miles. Jeremy Wolfe is an intern at the station…

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Organization

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Organization The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky.The group’s mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization.“A small group of us who…

Vaccine Town Hall Event

Vaccine Town Hall Event Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.ARH medical experts will share the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine, and will hold a question andanswer session during the event. If you…

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash A billboard in southern West Virginia is calling on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support legislation for an additional $2,000 stimulus check.The Income Movement Group, a self-described people-powered grassroots movement, funded the billboard.President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes a single $1,400 check, but the group is urging Manchin, a…

Eastern KY Jobs

Eastern KY Jobs In the midst of the pandemic, there are new job opportunities for people in Eastern Kentucky. “EKCEP and One East Kentucky made the trip to Canada to work to recruit companies to come here and Dajcor was one of them. So this is a product of what we were trying to…

PSC Raises Utility Bills

PSC Raises Utility Bills The Kentucky Public Service Commission last week approved higher rates for Kentucky Power customers, but reduced the increase the company proposed slightly.The PSC ultimately found that by approving parts of the Kentucky Power application and denying others, the company’s base revenue requirement could be reduced by more than $17 million…

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County The Pike County Health Department is reporting a slight decrease in newly reported cases of COVID-19, possibly signaling an end to the post-holiday surge. On Tuesday, Pike County’s total number of cases was 4,055, with 748 of those being active cases. 3,269 people were considered recovered, and 38…

Getting More Vaccination Supply

Getting More Vaccination Supply While Kentucky ramps up its vaccination effort, demand continues to outpace supply, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Tuesday.“The supply that we’re going to get next week is already 30,000 doses underneath our ability of what we can put in someone’s arm in just a seven-day span,” he said.As of Jan. 19,…