KY Kingdom Opening

KY Kingdom Opening Last year, Kentucky Kingdom went on a roller coaster ride of its own, from shutting down for half the season due to COVID-19 to selling the park. This year, staff is hopeful business will improve as they announce new offerings under new ownership.Kentucky Kingdom will officially open for the season on…

KY State Park Construction

KY State Park Construction Kentucky State Parks announced on Tuesday that the main lodge building at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will be repaired.The lodge will be closed to the public indefinitely.The guest room wings will remain open and the repairs will not impact guest reservations.Dining services will be temporarily relocated to the conference…

Mobile Exam Vehicle

Mobile Exam Vehicle No doctors, no pediatricians, no nurse practitioners, nothing – that is the circumstances Robertson County residents have dealt with for years.Robertson County is about as rural as rural gets in Kentucky. The 2,200 resident county is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Trail.he closest physician is in Maysville a half…

KY Education Waives Accountability

KY Education Waives Accountability Becasue of the difficuties with the COVID-19 pandemic the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has granted Kentucky a waiver of some accountability, school identification and reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the 2020-2021 school year, KDE announced in a statement April 22.By waiving school accountability…

Inmates Building Beds

Inmates Building Beds The Pike County Detention Center has started a new program for inmates to build and donate beds and mattresses to people in need in the community, including local students.So far 50 beds have been constructed according to Pike County Jailer Brian Morris said that the jail began making its own mats…

Pikeville National Day Of Prayer

Pikeville National Day Of Prayer Local faith leaders have planned to hold an event at Pikeville City Park to commemorate the National Day of Prayer, which is recognized on May 6.The National Day of Prayer event will take place at noon in Pikeville City Park. During this year’s event, local leaders plan to say…

God’s Outreach Food Bank

God’s Outreach Food Bank Spectrum donated $10,000 to a Madison County food bank.God’s Outreach Food Bank in Madison County said the grant would help people in Madison and Estill County who were hit hard by this year’s flooding.“When you hear the personal testimonies and how hunger has affected them and what they do to…

Tract Of Land Purchased

Tract Of Land Purchased A small but important tract of land has been added to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area with help from a conservation organization.The Lexington Herald-Leader cited a statement from The Nature Conservancy last week in reporting that the National Park Service paid $370,000 for the 460-acre tract…

Fayette County Public Schools Vaccines

Fayette County Public Schools Vaccines All Fayette County Public Schools students 16 and older, and their families, can get vaccinated starting Tuesday. District employees can get vaccinated as well.COVID-19 vaccines will be available at six FCPS high schools.The district is partnering with UK Wild Health and the city to offer the Pfizer vaccine. Teams…

Pikeville Paving Projects

Pikeville Paving Projects Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Pikeville say two major paving projects will begin this morning on Highway 7 in Letcher County.The first is from KY 7 north from KY 1410, also known as Airport Road, at Colson. That work zone will stretch nearly four miles to Indian Creek along…