KY Disaster Declaration

KY Disaster Declaration President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky.White House officials say President Biden ordered federal assistance to assist the state and local recovery efforts affected by the severe winter storms, mudslides, and landslides from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19.Breathitt County is included in the declaration to receive fiunding. …

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended The Centers for Disease Control has extended the federal eviction moratorium until the end of June, and Kentucky officials have set up a relief fund to assist tenants struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic. But some landlords are struggling to pay bills as well. They say the state…

Red River Gorge Hikers Safe

Red River Gorge Hikers Safe It took laser generated directions and 3-d maps for the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team to respond to a group of six college students who got lost while hiking in the Red River Gorge.The students were hiking on Rough Trail (#221) when they made a wrong turn onto…

Beattyville City Hall Temporarily Closed

Beattyville City Hall Temporarily Closed The Beattyville City Hall is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 cases.In a Facebook post, officials say two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.If you need to make payments, place them in the drop box in the parking lot located at 28 Railroad Street or go online at www.beattyville.org.Officials are…

I Love Books

I Love Books Founder of Ilovebooksorg and Hazard native, Jonathan Beatty, launched his first event in Hazard Tuesday afternoon. His business helps bring awareness to a problem the state of Kentucky knows all too well: illiteracy.In celebration of Women’s History month, the company helped book worm readers, enthusiasts, or those seeking to begin their…

Safe Haven Baby Box

Safe Haven Baby Box For years, Indiana has used “baby boxes” at fire stations and hospitals to give mothers in crisis a way to safely surrender newborns they cannot care for.Soon, Kentucky will have them too.Last week, Gov. Andy Beshear signed into law House Bill 155, the “Safe Haven Baby Box” bill.The bill will…

Hazard Redevelopment Project

Hazard Redevelopment Project The footers were poured for the first home in the Allais Redevelopment Project in what once started as a dilapidated shopping center is now getting new life in the City of Hazard.Scott McReynolds, Executive Director of the Housing Development Alliance, says that it has been in the works for a long…

Kentucky Parks Funding

Kentucky Parks Funding Governor Andy Beshear selected 41 projects to receive funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Monday morning. The funding, totaling $4.3 million, will help these selected projects to upgrade parks and recreational spaces across Kentucky.“Parks and recreation spaces are an important part of every Kentucky community,” said Gov. Beshear.…

Lawrence County Future Plan

Lawrence County Future Plan A plan for the future is now in the works in Lawrence County.“Every community needs to have involvement in this plan,” Deputy Judge-Executive Vince Doty said.County leaders started going through hundreds of surveys Monday night, which were filled out by residents. The surveys consisted of ideas for the future of…

Trooper Teddy Bears

Trooper Teddy Bears Anyone can help the Kentucky State Police give comfort to kids who are experiencing trauma.The Trooper Teddy Bears are now on sale at a discounted rate of $14.99.KSP gives the teddy bears to kids who they meet on calls.Many are victims of crashes or sexual abuse or are fighting terminal illnesses.…