Optometrist Funding

Optometrist Funding Kentuckians interested in becoming optometrists may may now begin applying for the state’s Optometry Scholarship program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).“This scholarship will help future optometrists fulfill their dreams of being able to help those in need,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “By making these funds available, our hope…

Contesting A Race

Contesting A Race The case regarding the primary election totals for the Property Valuation Administrator’s race received its first court hearing June 27.Cullen Hall brought forth the lawsuit against Kevin Auton and the Pike County Board of Elections after coming up 100 votes shy of victory.Auton, who received 2,761 votes to Hall’s 2,661 votes,…

Honoring The Fallen

Honoring The Fallen Governor Andy Beshear has ordered flags to half-staff from sunrise Tuesday, July 5 to sunset on Thursday, July 7 in honor of Floyd County peace officers who died after being shot on Thursday, June 30 during a standoff in Floyd County. Source: MG News Return to News

Family Loans

Family Loans It’s a startling number, more than 25 million people relied on loans from those close to them to meet spending needs, according to the Census Bureau’s latest household pulse survey on finances. That figure is up from 19.1 million people from the same time last year.Kaben Clauson, the CEO of Pigeon Loans,…

Hazard Flags

Hazard Flags The Hazard Lions Club is celebrating Independence Day by putting up flags around the city.Club members headed out early Monday morning to place flags around different parts of Hazard. The club’s secretary, Cindy Francis says altogether, members put up more than 200 flags. Francis said the tradition started 50 years ago.She says…

Appalachian Wireless Arena Revenue

Appalachian Wireless Arena Revenue The Appalachian Wireless Arena saw an uptick in revenue in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which ended June 30, and expects greater revenue increases in this fiscal year.On June 27, the Pikeville Exposition Center Board of Directors – a body made up of the Pikeville City Commission and which oversees the…

Floyd County Shooting Funerals

Floyd County Shooting Funerals Funeral arrangements are announced for the three officers killed during Thursday’s shooting in Floyd County. Visitation for Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy and Martin Fire Department Fire Chief William Petry will be at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Kentucky. The visitation will be all day today.The funeral will be held…

More Tornado Relief

More Tornado Relief Gov. Andy Beshear has announced another round of state assistance for regions of Kentucky hit by tornadoes last December.The nearly $800,000 in funding will go to Hopkins and Taylor counties, says the governor and will be used for debris removal in both towns.The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management continues to receive…

Pikeville Cruise-In Event

Pikeville Cruise-In Event Car lovers can park, peruse, and pitch in to help the VFW at a Cruise event happening in Pikeville today.Kentucky State Police Post 9, the Appalachian Wireless Arena and the City of Pikeville partnered for the cruise-in, bringing live music, door prizes and more to Main Street and the arena parking…

Floyd County Officer Shooting

Floyd County Officer Shooting Unfortunately, after the officer-involved shooting that happened in Floyd County Thursday night, several holiday events in the area have been canceled. Today, a post was shared on the Prestonsburg Tourism Facebook page announcing the postponing of Star City Day.“In [light] of last night’s tragedy, we believe it is in the…