UPike Alumni Race Details

UPike Alumni Race Details Pikeville’s 2021 race season is now underway, as registration is open for the UPike Alumni Association’s Bear the 99 5K race.The University of Pikeville Alumni Association will host the Bear the 99 5K race on Saturday, March 6. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9…

Kings Island Opening Schedule

Kings Island Opening Schedule Kings Island has announced its opening dates for the 2021 season.Park officials say they will open their gates to the general public Saturday, May 15th.All 2020 season passes will be honored during the 2021 season, park officials said in their February 2021 update.Gold and platinum season pass holders will be…

Executive Power Oversight Case

Executive Power Oversight Case Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s lawsuit continues against a Republican-led legislature that passed three bills aimed at limiting the governor’s executive powers.Thursday, the case went before Judge Phillip Shepherd in Franklin Circuit Court.The lawsuit filed by the governor boils down to an issue of balance of power, as the governor’s team…

Salad Dressing Company Expands In KY

Salad Dressing Company Expands In KY According to Governor Beshear a decision by T. Marzetti Co. means it will now spend $133 million, $40 million more than it initially planned, for the project at its Horse Cave plant in south-central Kentucky. According to a news release from Beshear’s office, that represents the largest corporate…

KDE Issues School Event Guidelines

KDE Issues School Event Guidelines The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released new guidance for school-related student travel. “COVID-19 School-Related Student Travel Considerations” includes several factors to be taken into consideration when planning any school-related student travel, except for Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) contests. Districts were cautioned that travel cancellations remain a…

Nursing Program To Help Breathitt County

Nursing Program To Help Breathitt County Officials with Hazard Community and Technical College say the Lee’s College Campus in Jackson has its nursing program back. For Dr. Jennifer Lindon, President and CEO of HCTC, bringing back the program is an exciting time.“This way we’ll be able to better serve our northern service counties such…

Restoring Electricity

Restoring Electricity Brutal weather has slowed progress to get power on for everyone in Eastern KY. The Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative worked through Wednesday to restore electricity to people in its coverage area, starting the week with more than 10,000 outages. By Wednesday evening, 5,450 members were still without power.According to CEO Bruce…