Naming The News Children’s Hospital

Naming The News Children’s Hospital The new Children’s Hospital under construction at Pikeville Medical Center will be named for a couple and their life-long love of medicine, the hospital and the community.Thanks to a generous donation to Pikeville Medical Center Foundation for Quality Healthcare from longtime PMC physicians Drs. R.V. and Jyothi Mettu, the…

KY Support Agencies Receive Federal Funding

KY Support Agencies Receive Federal Funding Three agencies that support prevention of abuse and domestic violence are receiving $1.4 million from Kentucky’s portion of federal coronavirus relief funds, officials said.The advocacy programs assist people affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said in a news…

Perry County Schools Postponed

Perry County Schools Postponed In response to Gov. Beshear’s new COVID-19 guidelines Wednesday, Perry County Schools announced that all instruction, including virtual and NTI, will be postponed until January 4.In an e-mail to parents, Superintendent Jonathan Jett said in-person learning is not an option right now given current statistics for the county. The measures…

God’s Food Pantry Needs Help

God’s Food Pantry Needs Help God’s Food Pantry in Somerset says they’re expecting we’re going to have some big exponential increases when the electric shut-offs, the utility shut-offs start happening, evictions in the first of January.There’s always a need for donations of food and money at God’s Food Pantry, but now there’s the need…

KY Driver Licensing Offices Open

KY Driver Licensing Offices Open Four Kentucky driver licensing offices have reopened this week after being sanitized due to exposure to the coronavirus, but others are staying closed longer than expected, officials said.A regional office in Jackson and four smaller field offices in Catlettsburg, Bowling Green and Owensboro reopened this week as planned. …

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Restrictions

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Restrictions Officials at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital announced that the building is returning to a “zero-visitor protocol” following a recent surge in COVID-19 transmission across Eastern Kentucky.The announcement came via the hospital’s Facebook page, with some exceptions to the rule, including:• Obstetric patients may have one visitor• Patients who are…

Kentucky Election Audit Underway

Kentucky Election Audit Underway By law, the Office of the Attorney General is required to conduct post-election audits in no fewer than five percent of Kentucky’s counties and to randomly select those counties in a public forum within 20 days of each primary and general election. The counties randomly chosen are Fleming County, Hickman…

Pulaski County In The Red Zone

Pulaski County In The Red Zone Pulaski County had been one of the few counties in Southern Kentucky to not enter the red zone on the state’s daily incidence rate map.But now, Pulaski County is seeing a spike in cases. Health leaders point to transmission among various groups…but educators say they aren’t seeing it…

Some KY Driver Licensing Offices Open

Some KY Driver Licensing Offices Open Four Kentucky driver licensing offices have reopened this week after being sanitized due to exposure to the coronavirus, but others are staying closed longer than expected, officials said.A regional office in Jackson and four smaller field offices in Bowling Green and Owensboro reopened Tuesday as planned, the Kentucky…

Pink Pig Yarn Shop Open

Pink Pig Yarn Shop Open The Pink Pig Yarn Shop opened its doors recently in Pikeville, bringing something different to the downtown shopping scene.The shop hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, officially welcoming customers to shop for yarn and yarn craft accessories. The store also offers handmade items like small toy animals, purses, and more.…