Water Grant

Water Grant Governor Andy Beshear has announced a $1.5 million grant will go to the Sandy Hook Water District.The grant is part of Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Central Appalachia Distressed County Infrastructure initiative.The funding will allow for new water infrastructure. The infrastructure will improve service for more than 1,200 homes and 85 businesses. …

Berea College Hydropower

Berea College Hydropower It’s been a year since Berea College became the nation’s first to construct a hydrpower plant now, Berea College is partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to build a second hydropower plant in Lee County.The new plant will be at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg.Lock 14 was originally built and used…

Primary Voting

Primary Voting Clay County Clerk Beverly Craft says with primary elections taking place today, county clerks offices across the region have been preparing to ensure voting goes smoothly for everyone involved.Craft said the biggest hurdle in preparing for Tuesday’s election has been securing election officers and retraining those who sat out in 2020.“We had…

Pikeville Airport

Pikeville Airport U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Dean of the U.S. House Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) have announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide two airports in Kentucky’s Appalachian region with $169,100 through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to fund infrastructure improvements. Quite a bit of the funding is being…

Nabbing Drug Traffickers

Nabbing Drug Traffickers Thanks to a variety of tips, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office continued its ongoing actions to stem drug trafficking recently, with deputies arresting six individuals and seeking several more.Pike County Sheriff Rodney Scott said the roundups are something the sheriff’s office conducts regularly in an ongoing effort by the department’s drug…

Altman Eye Center

Altman Eye Center The Altman Eye Center celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, May 14, at 147 Hibbard Street in downtown Pikeville.Along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the center also celebrated with free hot dogs for the community as well as inflatables for the kids.Dr. J. Turner Altman, a Pikeville-native returning to the region after…

Hiking Tips

Hiking Tips As the weather gets warmer, park officials and search and rescue workers are reminding everyone of the precautions we should take before we head out on a hike. One of the most important according to park officials is to know where yoour hike will take you and to use a gps device…

Honoring Fallen Troopers

Honoring Fallen Troopers Officials with Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 9 in Pikeville will honor fallen troopers on Monday, May 16, in recognition of National Police Officers Memorial Week.Officials will do a wreath presentation at the burial site of each trooper.You’re also invited to attend the memorial event.There are three troopers that will be…

KY Primary Election

KY Primary Election Kentucky’s Primary election is on Tuesday May 17.If you are planning to vote on election day there are a few things to keep in mind so you don’t run into any problems.The first thing to know is where you should go to vote. You need to head to your home precinct…

Mobile Unemployment Insurance Office

Mobile Unemployment Insurance Office Unemployment is going mobile. Officials say Kentucky will use federal funding to establish a mobile unemployment insurance office to make the program more accessible.A statement from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet states the agency will have the ability to send the mobile office to underserved communities where it can help people…