Appalachian Wireless Arena Cost

Appalachian Wireless Arena Cost While discussing its 2019-20 audit report on Dec. 28, the Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation Board of Directors revealed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Appalachian Wireless Arena in 2020.The City of Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation Board of Directors met during a special meeting to approve its 2019-20 audit…

Waiting For Unemployment Benefits

Waiting For Unemployment Benefits Thousands of Kentuckians whose unemployment benefits expired the day after Christmas may wait weeks before seeing their next payment as the state switches over to the new benefits extension recently passed by the federal government.Despite the passing of the new coronavirus relief bill, which extended unemployment benefits for those laid…

Vaccinating More Kentuckians

Vaccinating More Kentuckians Doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being shipped across the country.Kentucky has received more than 107,000 with nearly 29,000 of those administered to frontline healthcare workers and long term care facilities in Phase 1A of distribution.The next phase includes people 70 and older, K-12 school personnel, and first responders.…

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower Space lovers and those looking towards the new year will get a nice treat. 2021 is starting off with the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower.CBS News reports that NASA calls it one of the “best annual meteor showers” that can be seen January 2 into January 3.According to NASA, the Quadrantids…

Governor Beshear Likes Larger Payments

Governor Beshear Likes Larger Payments Kentucky’s Democratic governor has made a pointed plea for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, saying the larger direct payments would pump an extra $5 billion into the state’s virus-damaged economy.Gov. Andy Beshear sided Tuesday with those wanting to go bigger as the U.S. Senate weighs whether to more than triple…

Virginia Hands-Free Law

Virginia Hands-Free Law Virginia’s new hands-free law will go into effect on Jan. 1.Under the new law, it will be illegal to hold your phone at all while driving.Violators may be fined $125 for the first offense and $250 for subsequent offenses.The penalties increase for those convicted of violating the hands-free law and reckless…

Magoffin County Receives Vaccine

Magoffin County Receives Vaccine The Magoffin County Health Department received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week. Within days, according to Public Health Director Pete Shepherd, most of the area’s first responders and medical workers received the vaccination.“Every family in Magoffin County has been affected by this virus. We’ve either had somebody…

Parks And Pages Book Club

Parks And Pages Book Club The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky is inviting the public to read books along with park rangers for a second year.Officials said in a statement that the popular Parks and Pages book club will continue in 2021 with a new theme: “The Civil War: Beyond the…