World Chicken Festival Cancelled

World Chicken Festival Cancelled The World Chicken Festival, which was scheduled to take place September 24-27 in London KY, will not take place this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic according to a Facebook post from event organizers.They say that the decision was made to “ensure the safety and health of volunteers, workers…

Drownings Increase In Kentucky

Drownings Increase In Kentucky The number of people who have died from drowning in Kentucky is higher than usual for this time of year.As we enter mid-June, there have been about 31 drownings in the Commonwealth.“The number is up greatly,” said Sergeant Homer Pigman with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.There are a…

COVID-19 Protection For Coal Miners

COVID-19 Protection For Coal Miners A union representing U.S. coal miners has asked a court to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to protect them from the coronavirus.The petition seeks an emergency order from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Mine Safety and Health…

Eastern Kentucky Cases Spiking

Eastern Kentucky Cases Spiking The weekend saw a significant spike in COVID-19 cases in counties in Eastern Kentucky. There were 7 new confirmed cases in Clay County, 2 cases were confirmed in Rockcastle County, Jackson had a dozen new cases, 11 cases were in Laurel County, 2 in Floyd County, and 1 in Harlan…

Adulting Class

Adulting Class For people who are having a hard time adulting, the University of Kentucky has a class that can help out. Adulting 101 is an online class that is set up mainly for teens who are getting ready to leave the nest and head out into the real world. The class includes a…

Festival Cancelled

Festival Cancelled If you had made plans to attend the Railbird Festival this year, you’ll have to make other plans. The festival has been cancelled for this year, like so many other events. The event’s website says the Railbird Festival will take place next year on August 20th and 21st. If you already have…

Classes to Resume at ALC

Classes to Resume at ALC Officials at Alice Lloyd College in Hazard have announced that in-person classes at the school will resume in the fall. On Friday, ALC president Joe Stepp sent a letter to faculty, staff and students that said classes would begin again on Tuesday, August 18. The semester will end on…

Statue Removed

Statue Removed After an 11-to-1 vote on Friday by the Historic Properties Advisory Commission, the statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from the Capitol Rotunda on Saturday. The statue which has been in place since the 1930’s is being relocated to the Jefferson Davis historical site in Fairview where the Confederate president was born.…

Perry County Church Linked to COVID-19

Perry County Church Linked to COVID-19 The Kentucky River District Health Department said in a post on its Facebook page, that it believes multiple cases of COVID-19 can be linked to a church in Perry County. They believe the cases are connected to The Trinity Holiness Tabernacle Church. Health officals say anyone who attended…