Pikeville’s Coats For Kids

Pikeville’s Coats For Kids Pikeville’s Coats for Kids program is working with Pikeville Rotary and The Appalachian Center for the Arts to provide kids in the area with new coats this winter.The App is serving as the headquarters for this year’s tagging and bagging of the 3,000 coats purchased for kids in need. According…

Behavioral Health Center Opens

Behavioral Health Center Opens Last month, Frontier Behavioral Health in Floyd County opened its second residential treatment facility.“We found the necessity for a women’s program and with our partners, we’ve been working in the court systems and some other agencies,” said CEO Randy Hunter.In May, Frontier Behavioral Health opened a 24-bed men’s facility in…

Preparing For The Vaccine

Preparing For The Vaccine Teachers and school staff in Kentucky could be among the first in the state to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said teachers and staff would have access to a vaccine after the initial group of front-line healthcare workers and long-term care facility staff and patients. They would…

Floyd County Prison Reopens

Floyd County Prison Reopens The Kentucky Department of Corrections has officially reopened a prison in Floyd County that last held inmates in 2012.Gov. Andy Beshear announced the reopening of the former Otter Creek Correctional Center.The prison was previously run by Tennessee-based CoreCivic. It closed after female inmates complained about the staff. It has reopened…

Bowling Green Christmas Tree Display

Bowling Green Christmas Tree Display Kentucky’s representative in the National Christmas Tree display this year is Bowling Green’s Dishman McGinnis Elementary.The ornaments and those from 55 other schools will decorate 56 smaller trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree, representing each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates…

Breonna’s Law

Breonna’s Law Two of Breonna Taylor’s aunts watched Monday as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ceremonially signed a statewide ban against the use of no-knock search warrants, a law named after Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was fatally shot when Louisville police broke down her door in the middle of the night.“Breonna’s Law” is the…

Vaccines Ready For Distribution To KY

Vaccines Ready For Distribution To KY Two different vaccines are expected within just 10 months of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Kentucky.“This is nothing short of a modern medical miracle,” Dr. Steven Stack with Kentucky Department for Public Health said.Monday Gov. Andy Beshear announced dates for three shipments, one Pfizer allocation and…

Unprocessed Unemployment Claims

Unprocessed Unemployment Claims As COVID-19 cases increase across Eastern Kentucky, so has the number of unprocessed unemployment claims across the state.According to the latest data from the Labor Cabinet, Kentucky’s backlog of unemployment claims has jumped to 87,715, which is 14 percent higher than it was two weeks ago.The majority of the remaining unprocessed…

Workforce Development Initiatives

Workforce Development Initiatives Two workforce development initiatives in western Kentucky have been awarded funding from the Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The projects will expand on-the-job training and create more well-trained workers in critical industries in the region, Beshear said in a statement.The Green River Area Development District received $150,000 for a program…