Floyd County Shooting Funerals

Floyd County Shooting Funerals Funeral arrangements are announced for the three officers killed during Thursday’s shooting in Floyd County. Visitation for Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy and Martin Fire Department Fire Chief William Petry will be at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Kentucky. The visitation will be all day today.The funeral will be held…

More Tornado Relief

More Tornado Relief Gov. Andy Beshear has announced another round of state assistance for regions of Kentucky hit by tornadoes last December.The nearly $800,000 in funding will go to Hopkins and Taylor counties, says the governor and will be used for debris removal in both towns.The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management continues to receive…

Pikeville Cruise-In Event

Pikeville Cruise-In Event Car lovers can park, peruse, and pitch in to help the VFW at a Cruise event happening in Pikeville today.Kentucky State Police Post 9, the Appalachian Wireless Arena and the City of Pikeville partnered for the cruise-in, bringing live music, door prizes and more to Main Street and the arena parking…

Floyd County Officer Shooting

Floyd County Officer Shooting Unfortunately, after the officer-involved shooting that happened in Floyd County Thursday night, several holiday events in the area have been canceled. Today, a post was shared on the Prestonsburg Tourism Facebook page announcing the postponing of Star City Day.“In [light] of last night’s tragedy, we believe it is in the…

FUNdraiser

FUNdraiser The Appalachian Center for the Arts is welcoming folks to a female-fronted “FUNdraiser” to celebrate the creativity and resilience of women in Appalachia. The Mountain Grrl Experience is set to hit for two days on July 22 and 23 in downtown Pikeville.The event, in its second year, will bring arts, vendors, food, and…

Kentucky Abortion Update

Kentucky Abortion Update A judge has issued a ruling to temporarily block Kentucky’s ban on abortions.The ACLU filed the lawsuit Monday, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Kentucky’s trigger law, which was passed in 2019, went into effect immediately, banning abortions in the state. The ACLU says the ban violates…

Perry County Transportation Funds

Perry County Transportation Funds Governor Andy Beshear has announced more than $1.8 million in discretionary transportation funding to help four local governments with road repairs and improvements.More than 856-thousand dollars is going to Perry County.“These projects were thoughtfully planned, well-designed and will benefit the people of their communities,” Beshear said. “In addition to new…

Strong Voter Registration

Strong Voter Registration Ahead of the November election, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says more new voters were added to the state’s registration rolls than were removed in May.That marks the third straight month of voter registration gains.Adams said that from May 18 through May 31, 8,617 new voters registered. Another 4,420 were…

New Hospital

New Hospital Governor Beshear joined company officials breaking ground on a new campus in western Louisville that will house a hospital and a headquarters for Goodwill Industries.The new hospital will be the first in the predominantly African American area west of Ninth Street in Louisville since a Marine hospital closed in the 1930s.The $100…

Hazard Splashpad

Hazard Splashpad Kids in Hazard now have another place to splash around in this summer.The City of Hazard recently opened a splash pad next to the farmers market pavilion downtown, hoping to provide another space for kids to come and enjoy themselves during the warmer months.Hazard City Manager Tony Eversole said they have more…