Breathitt County Schools Restart Plan

Breathitt County Schools Restart Plan The Breathitt County School District is looking to start school on Monday, August 24th.Officials are still looking into providing two options for students and parents.Option number one is in-person learning. Students will attend classes four days a week in-person and one virtual day. All schools will have symptom screenings…

Finishing Ferry Repairs

Finishing Ferry Repairs Repairs on a ferry between Kentucky and Missouri are nearing completion, and the service will likely remain closed until sometime today, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky needed engine repairs and is awaiting tests on the engines by a factory representative. The tests were expected to be…

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Limits Visitors

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Limits Visitors In a news release Appalachian Regional Healthcare has announced that beginning Friday, July 31, there will be no regular visitation permitted at ARH hospitals.The change comes due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution.There are three exceptions to the rule. Patients at…

Stopping Human Trafficking

Stopping Human Trafficking The United Way Worldwide will make a renewed push to stop human trafficking.Louisville is one of four cities to participate in the new program.The collaboration will work to identify the needs and gaps at the community level for housing, services, training and policy.One of the main goals will be to expand…

KY Unemployment Security Breach

KY Unemployment Security Breach State technology workers are trying to determine the cause of another security breach in Kentucky’s unemployment system, state officials said Wednesday.The problem was discovered Monday after a claimant saw another person’s information while navigating his own unemployment application, the Labor Cabinet said.The claimant saw the other person’s employer and health…

Pikeville Post Office

Pikeville Post Office The Pikeville Main Street Post Office located at 104 Main Street inside the Federal Courthouse will close temporarily beginning August 15.Postal Service officials say extensive repairs are necessary due to damage caused by a water leak. The Post Office will shut down at noon on Friday, August 15 and repairs could…

Bowling Green Police Chief

Bowling Green Police Chief A Kentucky city has named one of its own to succeed a retiring police chief.Bowling Green Deputy Police Chief Lt. Col. Michael Delaney won approval from city commissioners on Tuesday, the Daily News reported.Delaney has been with the department 22 years. He succeeds Chief Doug Hawkins, who is stepping down…

Unemployment Assistance Available

Unemployment Assistance Available If you still need in-person unemployment help, you can still make an appointment.Appointments can currently be booked for in-person services offered the week of August 3 through August 7 in Louisville.You must have an appointment to be seen for in-person unemployment help.You can make an appointment by clicking onto kcc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx. When…

911 Emergency Health Profiles

911 Emergency Health Profiles Martin County 911 Communications announced on Saturday that it would now utilize Emergency Health Profiles through the Emergency Health Profile Association.The service allows anyone to create a free account wherever the service is utilized.Those interested can list pre-existing health conditions, tendencies as well as emergency contacts for first responders to…

Hiring A Social Worker

Hiring A Social Worker Faced with a tight budget and rising demands on its 17 officer police department, the City of Alexandria in Campbell County tried something different. Instead of hiring an additional officer and taking on the added expenses of equipping that officer, the police chief at the time hired a social worker…