Eastern Kentucky Projects

Eastern Kentucky Projects U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has announced he has requested nearly $54 million for 15 community projects in southern and Eastern Kentucky in fiscal year 2023 to revitalize the region. The earmark requests include medical training, flood control, expanding access to clean water and reliable sewer systems, roadway construction, bolstering…

School Vandalism

School Vandalism A police investigation is underway at an Eastern Kentucky school district looking into damage left behind by students.Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thom Cochran released a statement Monday evening discussing the matter.Cochran said he learned about damage left to Paintsville High School’s baseball field. He said there were “JC” signs spray painted and…

Pike County BOE

Pike County BOE During the recent Pike County Board of Education meeting, the board approved a budget for the coming fiscal year.The 2022-2023 Tentative Budget and 2022-2023 Principals Combined Budgets were approved.The board must approve a Tentative Budget for 2022-2023 school year that is balanced.Superintendent Dr. Reed Adkins said the state requires a 2…

Pikeville Tourism Winner

Pikeville Tourism Winner And the winner is..Candace Terrell, owner of the pet groomers business Bella Pooch received the award for Best Window Decoration in the City of Pikeville in celebration of “National Police Officer”Week.”Terrell announced she has decided to donate the prizes donated by the Appalachian News-Express and Mountain Top Media to local charities.The…

UK Cancer Support

UK Cancer Support The Big Blue Nation is raising money to support UK color analyst and former UK basketball player Mike Pratt.He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2019 and had a tumor removed from his colon, then one removed from his liver.Pratt underwent radiation, but the cancer has returned. UK men’s basketball Head…

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans Williams Roberts, the Commander of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 133 in Leslie County, is asking for support from veterans and people in the county during an announcement on Memorial Day.DAV volunteers assist veterans in life and offer an honor guard and funeral services for Kentucky’s soldiers when they die.Commander Roberts…

Grace Community Kitchen

Grace Community Kitchen Serving meals now twice weekly on Mondays and Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm volunteers, officials and community members gathered at the Grace Community Kitchen in Pikeville to celebrate its seven-year anniversary of serving the community.Although the kitchen officially opened seven years ago, Executive Director Debby Bailey said the church…

Madison County Education Raises

Madison County Education Raises Education officials say it’s going to be tough, but the Madison County Board of Education has become the latest school district to approve raises for teachers and staff.A three percent raise will go into effect for certified staff, and an extra dollar an hour for classified staff.In a meeting Thursday…

KY Coal Company

KY Coal Company A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites.U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC.Environmental groups alleged in a 2019 lawsuit that the company was discharging pollutants illegally at…

ACT Testing

ACT Testing Governor Andy Beshear has announced incoming Kentucky high school seniors, who have previously taken the ACT, will be eligible to take the test a second time for free.According to national data, students are more likely to increase their ACT score by retaking the test a second time.“This is an education-first administration, and…