Gene Synder Freeway Road Construction

Gene Synder Freeway Road Construction Drivers should expect lane closures on the Gene Synder Freeway in Louisville over the next two weeks as contractors perform geotechnical work, officials said.Crews will be working from mile point 25 through mile point 35, which is between Interstates 64 and 71, according to a statement from I-Move Kentucky.Portions…

Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident A Kentucky man who was thrown from a motorcycle after hitting a deer died when he was hit by two cars during dark conditions, state police said.William L. Nelson, of Dexter, was riding with a passenger, Asia D. Sledd, when they hit a deer after 10 p.m. on Interstate 69 in…

Salvation Army Accepting Donations

Salvation Army Accepting Donations The Salvation Army is always accepting donations of clothing, books, toys, games, furniture and more. Every dollar earned by their efforts go to helping less fortunate. The Salvation Army in Paintsville can be found in the Rock City Plaza, or reached by phone at, (606) 788-8794. Source: MG…

National Guard Helping Food Banks

National Guard Helping Food Banks Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement that the state’s National Guard would deploy soldiers to four food banks in the region. About 20 soldiers are preparing emergency food boxes at God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington.“There are about 250,000 people that are food insecure in central and eastern Kentucky,”…

Food Pantry In Pikeville Meeting Needs

Food Pantry In Pikeville Meeting Needs Thankful Hearts Food Pantry, located at 648 Adams Road in Pikeville, is currently accepting CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) applications. If you are 60 years or older, meet the USDA guidelines, are not on the active list at a distribution center and are a resident of Pike County,…

Daily COVID-19 Update

Daily COVID-19 Update Tuesday’s COVID-19 update from Governor Andy Beshear brought the highest one-day case increase since the disease arrived in Kentucky.The governor reported 147 new coronavirus infections, bringing Kentucky’s total to 1,149. It appears six cases out of Monday’s reported total were removed.The governor said he believes the high case rate may be…

McConnell Adds To Campaign Coffers

McConnell Adds To Campaign Coffers Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic, raising nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020, says his campaign.The first-quarter haul was the Kentucky Republican’s best three-month fundraising performance since entering the Senate in the mid-1980s.“Kentuckians know that…

Postponing Education Search

Postponing Education Search Officials with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have postponed the search for a new president due the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.They hope to post the job again in August and announce a new leader by next January, according to a statement from the school system’s Board of Regents. …

Unique Easter Egg Hunt

Unique Easter Egg Hunt Each year before Easter, Harlan comes together for a countywide Easter egg hunt.”Hundreds, hundreds of people come to the community Easter egg hunt at Huff Park,” said Leslie Bledsoe, president of With Love From Harlan.This year everything had to be canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, so With Love From…

Pink Moon Tonight

Pink Moon Tonight The year’s only federally-recognized super moon rises tonight, passing by Earth with a spark 15 percent brighter than an average-size full moon.April’s full moon, dubbed the pink moon, grass moon or egg moon, will come within about 221,851 miles of the planet.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center counts the closest moon of…