New Pikeville Aquatic Center

New Pikeville Aquatic Center The ribbon is snipped and splash Pikeville area officials called the moment “surreal” when they first stepped into the new aquatics center at the Pikeville Area YMCA.“This is just a blessing to have the dream come true,” Jerry Cannie said. “We’ve got bridges of honesty, respect, care and responsibility and…

I-75 Wrong Way Driving Fatalities

I-75 Wrong Way Driving Fatalities A driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five people, killing all six, authorities said.A southbound car being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family’s car Saturday in Lexington. Four of the victims were children, Lexington police said in a statement.…

Eviction Financial Help

Eviction Financial Help “Starting June 30, evictions will become more and more real than they have been,” said the Director of the Catholic Action Center, Ginny Ramsey.Meaning those who are behind on their rent due to the pandemic can be legally evicted. Ramsey says “We had someone a few weeks ago who got $16,000.…

Jackson Regional Testing Site

Jackson Regional Testing Site The Jackson Regional Testing site is officially for driver’s testing.Kentuckians living in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties will now be using the Regional Testing Site for Class D, M, or commercial driver license needs.The testing site will be open Monday – Friday.In order to make an…

Wolfpit Industrial Park

Wolfpit Industrial Park During a special called Pike County Fiscal Court meeting May 28, court members reacted to the recent award of $1.9 million in federal funding for the Wolfpit Industrial Park.The funding for the construction of water and sewer infrastructure will be coming from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA).“This money will help…

Water Sports Rentals

Water Sports Rentals The Perry County Kayak and Canoe Rental is now open for the summer.The rental service was also closed last year, Like several community pools and outdoor activities across the region, in order to follow safety recommendations.Now open, people can rent a kayak and canoe for five dollars per boat for either…

Elkhorn Artist Collaborative

Elkhorn Artist Collaborative Elkhorn City’s Artists Collaborative Theatre has been named one of 12 community theaters across the country that will present at the National Festival of the American Academy of Community Theatre, which will take place virtually later this month.The American Academy of Community Theatre (AACT) is a non-profit corporation that serves community…

Perry County Pool Reopens

Perry County Pool Reopens Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Perry County Pool was closed in order to follow safety guidelines.“It was a big impact I think because it really hit home to me…when we got into the pandemic and you come over here and it’s quiet and nobody here, it’s a cultural shock,”…

KY Schools

KY Schools As Kentucky school districts look to regroup after a year of challenges from the pandemic, the Prichard Committee, an education advocacy group, is encouraging parents and communities to get involved as districts get funding from the American Rescue Plan.More than $2 billion will be distributed among Kentucky’s school districts over the next…

Visiting Correctional Facilities

Visiting Correctional Facilities Governor Andy Beshear, along with state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble, have announced that in-person visitation will resume at state correctional facilities beginning on June 20.Visitation dates and times can now be scheduled for all facilities operated by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice.…