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…

Radio Icon Rush Limbaugh Dies

Radio Icon Rush Limbaugh Dies Rush Limbaugh, the influential conservative radio host, has died from complications of lung cancer, his wife Kathryn announced on his radio show Wednesday. He was 70 years old. “It is with profound sadness, I must share with you directly, that our beloved Rush, my wonderful husband, passed away this…

KSP Delivers Life-Saving Medicine

KSP Delivers Life-Saving Medicine Four different posts with Kentucky State Police worked together to deliver life-saving medicine from Lexington to Harlan.There was the change of the batonas KSP officials with the Frankfort, Richmond, London, and Harlan post met up at county lines and passed off the medication until it got to where it needed…

Warming Centers Open

Warming Centers Open As a way of helping counties across the mountains have opened warming centers for those who have lost power during the ice storm and need a place to stay warm.In Jackson County, the Judge-Executive Shane Gabbard announced officials there have opened the Tyner Elementary School for use for those who need…