Former Pike County Sheriff Dies

Former Pike County Sheriff Dies Former Pike County Sheriff and Judge Executive Bill Deskins has died.Several officials and friends posted the news on Facebook.Deskins was county judge from 2003 to 2007 and was elected again in 2014, defeating Wayne T. Rutherford by around 600 votes.Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Source: MG…

State Courts Reopening

State Courts Reopening State courts in Kentucky will reopen for hearings on civil and criminal cases starting next month, according to a new order.The proceedings will resume June 1, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton Jr.has announced, more than two months after state courts closed due to the virus outbreak.Grand jury proceedings will…

BBQ For EMS Workers

BBQ For EMS Workers Appalachian Regional Healthcare provided lunch for Prestonsburg’s emergency response crews Tuesday, sending Pond Creek Que to offer the workers free barbecue.According to Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton, the hospital’s offering shows a partnership in the county that is always fueling the community.Pond Creek Que Owner Bryan Ferrell said he is happy…

Malls Reopen Today

Malls Reopen Today As retail stores look to reopen today, many of you might head up to Lexington’s Fayette Mall and you can expect plenty of changes.Early on, the mall’s hours will be limited with only a handful of stores actually opting to reopen.Meanwhile, several restaurants outside and inside the mall are planning on…

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky has been accused of deliberately setting fire to two houses.Jeffrey “Tyler” Knouse, 19, was arrested after investigators connected him to the fires that were deliberately set in April and May in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Monday. Both of…

Unemployment Claims Taxes

Unemployment Claims Taxes Billions of federal coronavirus relief dollars are going straight to Americans, but will they have to send some of that money back to Uncle Sam at tax time?First, the good news: The money in stimulus checks is tax-free and won’t count as income for government assistance programs.The bad: If you’re out…

On-Line Notary Services

On-Line Notary Services A new regulation should make it easier for Kentuckians to have legal documents notarized.Secretary of State Michael Adams issued the new rules Monday.Usually, notaries have to be in-person but with social distancing guidelines, that’s hard to do.Now, notarization can be done via video-conferencing, email, photo messaging or other technology.The Secretary of…

KY State Parks Reopening June 1

KY State Parks Reopening June 1 State parks will start reopening soon as Kentucky continues to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, says Gov. Andy Beshear.The parks will reopen June 1 in an effort to revive tourism revenue, Beshear said at his daily briefing. People can make park reservations starting May 19, he said.Visitors…