KY Cruiser Wins

KY Cruiser Wins Kentucky has won! The votes are in and the people decided, the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) announced Kentucky Troopers to own the ‘Best Looking Cruiser”’ Tuesday.Kentucky received the top spot with close to 78,000 votes – Ohio, Georgia, and Texas followed.Kentucky Troopers posted a thank you message on facebook.…

New Regional Driver’s License Office

New Regional Driver’s License Office Gov. Andy Beshear has just announced a new Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Driver Licensing Regional Office will open soon in Manchester.The office will join a handful of others across our region.It will be located at 25 Marcum Hill Road and be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until…

Farmers Market Week

Farmers Market Week Kentucky’s Farmers Market week is underway. This year’s Farmers’ Markets Week is August 1-7 and salutes the 173 farmers’ markets in 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. In those 173 markets, more than 2,900 vendors are offering products for sale.With reported sales of nearly $13.5 million last year, farmers’ markets are an…

Governor Beshear Cabinet Update

Governor Beshear Cabinet Update A familiar name to many Eastern Kentuckians is now the leader of one of the state’s most important offices.Gov. Andy Beshear announced Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey is now the head of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.Harvey previously served for years as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern…

KY Expo Coming

KY Expo Coming Days before hundreds of thousands of August visitors begin converging on the Kentucky Exposition Center, electronic signs at vehicle entrances already flash warnings.The signs display in big capital letters, “MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHILE INDOORS.”The restrictions are part of a requirement ordered by Governor Andy Beshear for all state buildings, which includes…

Dog Food Recall

Dog Food Recall Several brands of dog food were recalled due to potentially high levels of mold, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued a voluntary recall on numerous products that may contain potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a byproduct of mold.The products were sold nationwide under the company’s brands…

Veternarians Needed

Veternarians Needed With fewer veterinary students state leaders say they are aware of a growing shortage of veterinarians, who, in rural areas especially, take care of not just pets, but the animals that make up our food supply.“We’re growing our food here in Kentucky, and we need to be able to support that with…

Back-To-School

Back-To-School Many students are returning to the classroom in the next few weeks. Below are the opening dates for school districts in our area:August 4Jenkins Independent SchoolsLetcher County Schools and Norton City Schools.August 5Bell County School DistrictClay County Public SchoolsEstill County SchoolsHazard Independent SchoolsLee County Public SchoolsMiddlesboro Independent Schools andWise County Public Schools.Breathitt Schools…

COVID-19 Concern In Eastern KY

COVID-19 Concern In Eastern KY Appalachian Regional Healthcare is concerned as COVID-19 cases increase at an alarming rate across the Commonwealth, health experts said that they are seeing some of the highest incidence rates since the pandemic began.“Three weeks ago, we had on average seven to eight patients, three weeks ago last Friday I…

The Barracks Project

The Barracks Project Volunteers with “The Barracks Project” started their efforts in 2019. Over two years, they worked together to completely renovate a home in Silver Grove by replacing the roof, reconstructing walls and installing new plumbing and wiring, among other things.The non-profit organization supports members of the military in various ways, from sending…