AppHarvest Update

AppHarvest Update It’s now the 7th container farm of its type in Kentucky as officials with AppHarvest and Governor Andy Beshear were in Floyd County to celebrate the opening of a new educational facility.The company’s container farm program has been growing and bringing in students across the region since 2018.The new location is at…

Omicron Variant

Omicron Variant Governor Andy Beshear released a statement on social media on the new omicron variant.“It will be a week or two before we know more about Omicron, but folks it’s important to remember we’ve been here before,” Gov. Beshear wrote on social media. “The information will be forthcoming and we will be transparent.”The…

Archer Park Lights

Archer Park Lights The City of Prestonsburg set up and lit its annual Christmas light display at Archer Park and it has already become a great success.Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton says they’ve had over 7,200 cars and we’re averaging 2,405 cars a night.Stapleton says he has gotten hundreds of compliments from folks attending the…

Lakes National Recreational Trees

Lakes National Recreational Trees There are free Christmas trees available. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering permits for free cedar Christmas trees.A statement from the National Forest Service said permits must be obtained online and allow each family to cut one tree through Dec. 24.The statement said trees must be cedar…

Priest In The Offering Plate

Priest In The Offering Plate Parishioners in Kentucky have accused a Roman Catholic priest of converting church funds for his personal use.Current and former parish council members at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Louisville filed a civil lawsuit in Jefferson County against the Rev. Anthony Ngo, news outlets reported.The lawsuit accuses Ngo of…

Appalachian Christmas Ministry Project

Appalachian Christmas Ministry Project The Maple Street Church of God in Hazard partnered with the Men and Women of Action non-profit group to give away more than 600 Christmas gifts to kids for the Appalachian Christmas Ministry project on Saturday.Men and Women of Action, based out of Tennessee, traveled to Hazard to prepare for…

Sending Off Soldiers

Sending Off Soldiers Kentuckians said their farewell to more than 150 members of the National Guard on Saturday who are headed overseas for deployment.Families shed a few tears, shared warm embraces, and said goodbyes to their soldiers as they were sent off with a departure ceremony Sunday afternoon.Captain Keith Waller commands the more than…

Prestonsburg Thanksgiving

Prestonsburg Thanksgiving Knowing clients deal with a lot fo pressure during the holidays, a Prestonsburg health clinic dedicated to helping people recover following drug or alcohol addiction hosted Thanksgiving box giveaway for its clients, and community on Tuesday.Frontier Behavioral Health has been a part of the Prestonsburg community since 2015. CEO Randy Hunter said…

Drinksgiving Caution

Drinksgiving Caution An urge to be extra cautious, known as “Drinksgiving” or Blackout Wednesday,” the day before Thanksgiving has become associated with binge drinking.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says over Thanksgiving weekend from 2015 to 2019, nearly 800 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver. In that same time frame, 135 drivers…

Family Recovery Program

Family Recovery Program Kentucky leaders say separating a child from a parent struggling with addiction can have a negative impact on the child. That’s why they’re partnering with Volunteers of America to launch a program that will keep parents in recovery with their children.The Family Recovery Program pilot will begin this year in Clay,…