Pike County COVID-19 Uptick

Pike County COVID-19 Uptick The Pike County Health Department is cautioning the community as COVID-19 continues to spread and the number of hospitalizations increases in the county.Just before the weekend, the county reported 70 new cases of the virus. According to officials, the week started with 50 hospitalizations and that number increased to more…

New Beds For KY Kids

New Beds For KY Kids Sleep In Heavenly Peace, a KY non-profit gifted children with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana with brand new beds, linens, blankets and pillows as part of Ashley HomeStore’s Hope to Dream program over the weekend.Recipients of the new beds often had makeshift arrangements for places to sleep…

Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25: Ministries Matthew 25: Ministries is responding to the massive earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on Saturday.The 7.2 magnitude earthquake was a stronger magnitude than the devastating one that rocked Haiti in 2010 killing at least 700 people.This new quake has caused major damage, killing hundreds of people and injuring at least 2,800,…

Booster Shots

Booster Shots Warning of tough days ahead with surging COVID-19 infections, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Sunday the U.S. could decide in the next couple of weeks whether to offer coronavirus booster shots to more Americans this fall.Dr. Francis Collins also pleaded anew for unvaccinated Americans to get their shots,…

First Choice Medical Groundbreaking

First Choice Medical Groundbreaking Thanks to a one-million dollar grant, U.S. Representative Hal Rogers joined other state and local leaders Thursday at the groundbreaking for a new expansion of a medical center in McCreary County.Officials with the Cumberland Family Medical Center broke ground Thursday afternoon on the First Choice Medical Complex at 1900 N…

Pike County Schools Open

Pike County Schools Open Pike County students returned for the fall semester Thursday, kicking off a new school year days after Gov. Andy Beshear announced a mask mandate for all Kentucky schools. They’re so excited,” said Principal Gary Fields. “Even with mask mandates, even with what’s going on.”Fields said traffic and bus procedures went…

Appalachia Population Drop

Appalachia Population Drop Counties surrounding Kentucky’s largest cities registered big population gains in the past decade while large swaths of rural counties suffered losses, with the steepest declines in Appalachia, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.Kentucky’s overall population increased 3.8% to about 4.5 million people between 2010 and 2020.Reports show…

Internet Access Grants

Internet Access Grants Applications for $50 million in federal funds allocated for projects that expand internet access to unserved communities in Kentucky are now open, says Gov. Andy Beshear.Broadband providers should complete their applications and submit proposals by Oct. 25.Earlier this year, Beshear and Kentucky’s General Assembly agreed to allocate $300 million of the…

University Of KY Booster Shots Study

University Of KY Booster Shots Study The University of Kentucky has been selected as a site to study the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccine booster shots.The study will be looking to determine if and when boosters may be needed, especially in light of the virus’s continuing evolution.It will also look to see if different vaccines…

KY Public Schools Mask Mandate

KY Public Schools Mask Mandate The Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to appove an emergency regulation requiring masks be worn in Kentucky public schools.The vote came during an emergency meeting that was called to discuss the proposal.The meeting came just two days after Governor Andy Beshear issued an emergency order requiring masks…