Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Organization

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Organization The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky.The group’s mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization.“A small group of us who…

Vaccine Town Hall Event

Vaccine Town Hall Event Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.ARH medical experts will share the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine, and will hold a question andanswer session during the event. If you…

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash A billboard in southern West Virginia is calling on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support legislation for an additional $2,000 stimulus check.The Income Movement Group, a self-described people-powered grassroots movement, funded the billboard.President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes a single $1,400 check, but the group is urging Manchin, a…

Eastern KY Jobs

Eastern KY Jobs In the midst of the pandemic, there are new job opportunities for people in Eastern Kentucky. “EKCEP and One East Kentucky made the trip to Canada to work to recruit companies to come here and Dajcor was one of them. So this is a product of what we were trying to…

PSC Raises Utility Bills

PSC Raises Utility Bills The Kentucky Public Service Commission last week approved higher rates for Kentucky Power customers, but reduced the increase the company proposed slightly.The PSC ultimately found that by approving parts of the Kentucky Power application and denying others, the company’s base revenue requirement could be reduced by more than $17 million…

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County

COVID-19 Cases Drop In Pike County The Pike County Health Department is reporting a slight decrease in newly reported cases of COVID-19, possibly signaling an end to the post-holiday surge. On Tuesday, Pike County’s total number of cases was 4,055, with 748 of those being active cases. 3,269 people were considered recovered, and 38…

Getting More Vaccination Supply

Getting More Vaccination Supply While Kentucky ramps up its vaccination effort, demand continues to outpace supply, Gov. Andy Beshear warned Tuesday.“The supply that we’re going to get next week is already 30,000 doses underneath our ability of what we can put in someone’s arm in just a seven-day span,” he said.As of Jan. 19,…

Executive Powers Bills Vetoed

Executive Powers Bills Vetoed Governor Andy Beshear has vetoed bills that would limit executive powers he has been using to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Republican-led legislature completed fast-track work on the measures earlier this month.GOP lawmakers have the numbers to override any vetoes when they resume their 30-day session next…

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant

Preparing For COVID-19 Variant The more infectious COVID strain that was first discovered in the United Kingdom could become the predominant strain in the United States by March, according to the CDC.This more contagious COVID strain is identified as B.1.1.7, and there have been 122 confirmed cases in the United States, the CDC reports.An…

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry

Pikeville Woman Steals Tools And Laundry A Pikeville woman is in jail, after police say she was caught on video stealing packages, tools and laundry. According to Pikeville Police, Tabatha Slone, 45, was captured on security cameras taking packages from porches at Whitman Apartments, as well as tools from carpenters who were working on…