McConnell Praises Bill Signing

McConnell Praises Bill Signing President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation Sunday evening.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the President’s decision to sign the legislation, “I thank the President for signing this relief into law, along with full-year government funding legislation that will continue the rebuilding and modernization of our…

Somerset Distributes Vaccines

Somerset Distributes Vaccines As the holiday season wraps up, health officials in Somerset advise caution as they work to distribute vaccines.“We gave 170 vaccines out of the 200 doses that we received to those frontline healthcare workers and EMS,” Environmental Health Director Stuart Spillman said. “So, we’re still in that phase.”Spillman said that despite…

Kentucky Using Robotic Deer

Kentucky Using Robotic Deer Kentucky wildlife officials are using robotic deer to catch illegal hunters.The deer look-alike is used to catch “spot lighters,” who try to freeze deer with bright lights.Kentucky hunting regulations say it’s illegal to “deliberately cast the rays of a spotlight … where wildlife or domestic livestock may reasonably be expected…

Pikeville Man Donates Blood

Pikeville Man Donates Blood A Pikeville man, who has now donated more than 21 gallons of blood in his lifetime, is encouraging others to donate blood to the Kentucky Blood Center to help people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic with a critically low blood supply statewide.Gary Justice, 46, of Pikeville, has donated…

Coronavirus Top News Story

Coronavirus Top News Story The unrelenting coronavirus pandemic has been voted the top news story of 2020 in Kentucky.Day after day, the deadly virus outbreak dominated headlines and inflicted widespread suffering and shutdowns in a year of historic turmoil in the Bluegrass State.The pandemic was the clear-cut choice as the year’s top Kentucky news…

County Roads Lack Labeling

County Roads Lack Labeling While working on acquiring funding from the state for renovating or replacing county bridges, Pike County road officials discovered that funding was denied by the state for two bridges due to missing paperwork from prior fiscal courts.While locally adopted into the county road system, prior fiscal courts apparently failed to…

Government Leaders Get The Vaccine

Government Leaders Get The Vaccine Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and other state leaders received injections of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.State officials said taking the vaccine is a good way to ensure to the public the vaccine is safe and encourage Kentuckians to take it. Most of the early doses coming to Kentucky…

Elkhorn City Christmas Tradition

Elkhorn City Christmas Tradition A Christmas tree in Elkhorn City is gaining popularity as people from all over drop in to add their own ornaments.The memorial tree is full of bulbs and special creations that adorn the names of people who died serving as a public “Merry Christmas” from the community. It comes as…

AAA Travel Report

AAA Travel Report This is traditionally a very busy time on the roadways and at airports but due to COVID-19, it is a lot different.According to AAA, at least two-thirds of Americans say they are not planning on traveling this year. In fact, the number of travelers could be about 34 million less this…