KY Man Dies In Boating Accident

KY Man Dies In Boating Accident A Kentucky man died in a boating accident yesterday, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.TWRA said Billy Ray Martin, of Pikeville, died at Douglas Lake.While he was fishing with one other man, named Brandon Martin, their boat collided with a second boat, according to TWRA.The TWRA said…

Body Found In Ohio River

Body Found In Ohio River Authorities in Kentucky say a body has been found in the Ohio River a week after a boat collided with a barge.Louisville Metropolitan Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says the body found Saturday about 30 miles from shore has not been identified.News outlets report seven people were on the pleasure…

Blue Grass Airport Traffic Increases

Blue Grass Airport Traffic Increases For the first time since the pandemic started, more passengers traveled through Blue Grass Airport than the year before.Statistics for March show a 3.9 percent increase in passengers compared to March 2020. The total number of passengers was 60,648 which was 2,266 more than in March 2020.In the days…

Floyd County Schools Get Highway Funds

Floyd County Schools Get Highway Funds More than $1 million will go toward improving Eastern Kentucky highway safety near public schools — protecting students, educators, and the community.It’s part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s latest initiative in targeting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) funding allocated in the 2020 Highway Plan toward safety projects.Nearly 70 safety…

AppHarvest Contributions

AppHarvest Contributions AppHarvest, the largest greenhouse in the country, has partnered with Appalachian Regional Healthcare to spread awareness, and some produce, on Earth Day.AppHarvest has delivered hundreds of pounds of tomatoes to ARH locations around the state including Morgan County ARH, Hazard ARH Cancer Center, as well as Highlands ARH in Floyd County. …

Younger Population Impacted

Younger Population Impacted Cases of COVID-19 appear to be at a plateau in Kentucky. However, reports of variants are ticking up, and are mostly impacting the younger population.40% of the COVID cases reported in Kentucky this month have been in people 29 or younger. These age groups also make up the fewest vaccinated.Strains of…

New Leader For KCTCS

New Leader For KCTCS The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) now has a new leader.On Wednesday, the KCTCS Board of Regents announced Dr. Paul Czarapata will be the next president, only the third since the system was formed in 1997.Czarapata has been serving as the interim president of the system since October.…

Prestonsburg Movie Theater

Prestonsburg Movie Theater For years, the people of Prestonsburg have been without a movie theater, but the Mountain Arts Center seeks to change that.The MAC recently erected a 30-foot wide, 20-foot tall screen as part of a project that has been four years in the making.Organizers hope to screen up to 40 movies a…

Confederate Statue

Confederate Statue The United Daughters of the Confederacy has filed a lawsuit against Daviess County over a Confederate statue.The group claims they own the statue sitting on the courthouse lawn.In a filed complaint, the Kentucky UDC says the fiscal court is infringing on their right to the statue. They say county officials shouldn’t be…

Festival Returns

Festival Returns As festivals start to make a return to the mountains after being canceled last year due to the pandemic, officials with one of Kentucky’s longest-running events have hit the ground running.In a Facebook post, organizers with the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville announced well-known country music duo Maddie & Tae will…