Letcher Fire And Rescue Upgrade

Letcher Fire And Rescue Upgrade Tuesday morning the Letcher Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service celebrates a milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They upgraded their services from basic life support to advanced life support. The difference between what could mean life and death to a patient.“It’s something for this community that we have not been…

More Homes In Hazard

More Homes In Hazard While the city of Hazard looks to expand its downtown area, it will have an added boost in the near future.The Housing Development Alliance announcing phase two of the Allais Project, which includes water line installation as well as groundbreaking for 15 new homes set to be built on the…

New Hiring Venture In Pikeville

New Hiring Venture In Pikeville Officials with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have announced that they are launching an initiative in Pikeville called Reintegrating Individuals Successfully Everyday, or RISE.The program will connect eligible participants with resources to help them find and keep jobs, a statement said.To be eligible,…

Shaping Our Appalachian Region Director Search

Shaping Our Appalachian Region Director Search Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is launching a state-wide search for its next executive director.Founding Executive Director of SOAR Jared Arnett announced he would leave his position at the end of his current contract that expires in October of 2020. After leading the organization for nearly six years,…

Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting

Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee’s May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville for review. Source:…

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing The University of Kentucky has begun testing 30,000 students for COVID-19.It’s part of the school’s reopening plan.The university has multiple COVID testing sites set up across campus. The one at Kroger Field is the only drive-up site.In addition to the test, students also get a kit with a…

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY Kentucky reported lower numbers of new coronavirus cases Monday, but the governor braced the state for a potential increase in virus-related deaths after weeks of surging infections.Gov. Andy Beshear reported 323 additional virus cases, down significantly from daily totals posted in July – which he said turned into the…

Reviving Downtown Perry County

Reviving Downtown Perry County The Perry County Community Foundation is supplying $20,000 in grants for the city orf Hazard to use in an effort to restore downtown’s once lively atmosphere. Plans include additional parking and a desire for more restaurants and shopping outlets.Co-chair Wanda Brown remembers the days when Hazard was a weekend metropolis…

Pipeline Lawsuit Filed

Pipeline Lawsuit Filed A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line.The lawsuit filed Thursday by Danville attorney Ephraim W. Helton listed more than 80 people affected by the blast last August…

Fake Investment Scheme

Fake Investment Scheme A Kentucky man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for using fake investment schemes to bilk people out of $2.4 million.Rodney Scott Phelps, 58, of Somerset, was also ordered in federal court last week to pay restitution.Prosecutors said Phelps and a co-defendant convinced investors to pour money into…