Officer Shirley Funeral Service

Officer Shirley Funeral Service The Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy who was killed while working security in a car lot will be laid to rest Wednesday.Visitation for Brandon Shirley, 26, will be held at Owen Funeral Home, located at 5317 Dixie Highway, on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.The funeral service will take…

Lawsuit Against Whistleblowers

Lawsuit Against Whistleblowers A lawsuit has been filed alleging that officials with the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training retaliated against whistleblowers in the agency.The lawsuit was filed a few days ago by six current and former employees against the agency responsible for training many law enforcement officers across the state, four of its…

Pike County Schools Guidelines

Pike County Schools Guidelines The Pike County School District has released more information regarding the COVID-19 safety guidelines and recommendations that the district plans to follow this upcoming school year to protect against COVID-19.Superintendent Reed Adkins said that the district will abide by all guidance and recommendations from the Kentucky Department of Education, the…

Excessive Heat

Excessive Heat According to the National Weather Service, excessive heat is the the leading weather-related killer in the U.S. Statistics show that last year, 25 children died because they were left or were trapped in cars.“Of those children that are forgotten, in vehicles, nearly half of those kids were on their way to a…

Hazard Church Requires Masks

Hazard Church Requires Masks With COVID-19 cases increasing across the state, one church in Hazard has decided to bring back its mask mandate.On Friday, officials with the First Presbyterian Church made the decision after receiving recommendations from the Kentucky River District Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“We want to follow it…

New Pikeville Business

New Pikeville Business A new business is making its way to the Pikeville Commons this month, bringing with it a new spin on self care and personal hygiene. Buff City Soap opens its doors August 12, with plans to introduce made-in-store soaps to the area. From bath bombs to laundry soap, the plant-based company…

KY’s Unemployment Situation

KY’s Unemployment Situation In an effort to find solutions for employees and employers a panel of state lawmakers heard an update on the state’s unemployment situation.The big takeaway from Wednesday morning’s meeting of Budget Review Subcomittee on General Governement Finance is that there are still a lot of questions, and frustrations, with the unemployment…

UK Health Employees

UK Health Employees UK HealthCare announced Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccination will be required for health care providers, staff, trainees, learners and those who work in UK HealthCare facilities.Employees will be required to initiate a complete COVID-19 vaccination series by Sept. 15. The requirement includes a declination process for religious or medical reasons as…

WellCare Of Kentucky

WellCare Of Kentucky Governor Beshear has announced that WellCare of Kentucky, a Medicaid and Medicare services provider, would be adding 18 full-time jobs at its national call center in Hazard, nearly doubling employment at the facility.Gov. Beshear thanked says We are working to bring quality job opportunities to every corner of our state, and…

KY Named Kindest State

KY Named Kindest State And, the Bluegrass State is known for its fried chicken, and at times even some less endearing things. But thanks to a study commissioned by Verizon to promote everyday kindness, Kentucky has now officially been named the kindest state in the U.S. the study says we already knew Kentuckians were…