Distributing COVID-19 Relief Funds

Distributing COVID-19 Relief Funds Lexington officials received a 151-page document this week detailing how they can spend the money for COVID-19 relief.Lexington will receive about $121 million from the American Rescue Plan.Mayor Linda Gorton’s chief of staff, Tyler Scott, says the money will be disbursed in two payments. According to the U.S. Department of…

Reopening The Ferry

Reopening The Ferry A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri is expected to resume operations this week, officials said.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed on May 5 for engine maintenance. Several parts had to be ordered for repairs, but Capt. Jeremy Newsom said he was optimistic that work can be…

Congressman Hal Rogers Visits

Congressman Hal Rogers Visits Government and jobs were the topics for a Harlan Middle School social studies class as Congressman Hal Rogers joined the 5th grade class for about 45 minutes for a question and answer session. He introduced himself and discussed the region he serves, as well as the challenges Eastern Kentucky faces…

Donating Diabetic Supplies

Donating Diabetic Supplies State Representative Bill Wesley visited Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday to discuss House Bill 95, and donate diabetic supplies. “I’m just wanting to sponsor somehow and reach out and just make myself known to these people that there’s people out here the care especially at the House of…

More Pikeville Funny Money

More Pikeville Funny Money More funny money’s been found in Pikeville.According to Pikeville Police Public Information Officer Tony Conn, on May 3, a citizen located the money and brought it into the police station.“A citizen located several counterfeit bills in the Cut-Through on U.S. 23 between exits 23 and 24,” Conn said. “Det. Bruce…

Road Construction

Road Construction Drivers traveling through KY-476 near Dwarf and the Knott County line will need to find another way to their destination.The road is planned to be closed for drivers today near milepost 7.3.Workers will be replacing a drainage pipe around 8 a.m. and are planned to be completed sometime in the afternoon.No signs…

Horizon Health In Whitley County

Horizon Health In Whitley County Whole person centered care is the aim of Horizon Health in Whitley Counthy becasue experts says as the opioid epidemic continues, more people are dying and several recovery site staff members say that the COVID-19 pandemic is only increasing those overdose death numbers.“The challenge that we’ve had especially over…

KY Gas Prices Could Surge

KY Gas Prices Could Surge The cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline is not directly impacting Kentucky, but experts say that could change if the problem is not fixed soon to the tune of up t 12 cents per gallon in gas.On Friday, all Colonial Pipeline operations were shut down in response to a ransomware attack.The…

Graduates Will Have Choices

Graduates Will Have Choices In an unrelated story according to recent employment data this year’s graduating class of college seniors is poised for better prospects than were the 2020 graduates, who had the misfortune to graduate in the depths of the disastrous coronavirus recession.Though the competition will be stiff – this year’s graduates will…

Job Search Requirement Added To UI

Job Search Requirement Added To UI According to officials in the Governor’s office there’s a new change to receive Unemployment Benefits: work search requirements for people on unemployment insurance started back on Sunday.Anyone on UI will be required to search for work as they did before the pandemic. And report at least one job…