Funds For Area Projects

Funds For Area Projects Governor, Beshear, along with other state leaders and officials from four Eastern Kentucky counties announce grant funding for projects in their communities. The $2.9 million dollars comes from grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission. In Breathitt County, the fiscal court received $708,500 from the ARC for the South Fork Elk…

SH Schools Get A Covid Waiver

SH Schools Get A Covid Waiver The Science Hill Independent School District is asking parents to sign a waiver, saying the district cannot be held liable if their student contracts or is exposed to COVID-19. The district’s board voted in August to start in-person classes on September 9, well before Gov. Beshear’s recommended start…

Beshear To Extend Mask Mandate

Beshear To Extend Mask Mandate Gov. Beshear says he will extend a statewide mask mandate again, later this month. The governor told reporters the facial covering requirement is more important than ever, amid efforts to reopen schools and protect the economy during COVID-19. For a second straight day, the governor reported more than 800…

A New Way To Tell The City

A New Way To Tell The City In Prestonsburg…a new app is being developed for residents to let officials know areas across city limits that need to be fixed. To submit a request, residents take a picture of the concerned area then upload the picture to the app. The app alerts the department, and…

Covid In EKY…Now.

Covid In EKY…Now. Health departments across the mountains release the latest coronavirus numbers. The Estill County Health Department announced three new cases…bringing the county’s total to 88…37 considered active. In Bell County…10 new patients…all in long term care…412 cases reported, there. Four are currently in the hospital. Health officials confirm one probable case in…

New Promotions At Southeast

New Promotions At Southeast The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College hires Kevin Lambert as Chief Academic Officer. Lambert started out as an adjunct in 2000, working his way up to become the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs…before taking over for Joel Michaels as the Chief Academic Officer. Officials add Peggy Conklin is the…

McConnell Pens Horse Bill

McConnell Pens Horse Bill Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell announces today at a press conference in Lexington, his plans to introduce legislation on Capitol Hill…to help set national standards to promote fairness, increase safety, and help preserve Thoroughbred racing. The McConnell bill, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, will be introduced in September following…

Traffic Enforcement Stepped Up

Traffic Enforcement Stepped Up The KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division announces the start of a three-week statewide enforcement blitz, targeting aggressive driving behaviors. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign targets drivers, both passenger car and commercial vehicle, who do things, like improper lanes changes, following too closely, not leaving enough space to pass…

Hospital Gets Roadmap Funds

Hospital Gets Roadmap Funds The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation receives $945,740 in grant funding from the Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund. The money will support the organization in the continuation of the Total Health Roadmap Initiative, which integrates screenings for basic human needs into primary care settings, through 2023. In 2019, three…