AAA Travel Report

AAA Travel Report This is traditionally a very busy time on the roadways and at airports but due to COVID-19, it is a lot different.According to AAA, at least two-thirds of Americans say they are not planning on traveling this year. In fact, the number of travelers could be about 34 million less this…

Floyd County Food Boxes

Floyd County Food Boxes With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, food boxes were provided for people on Wednesday.Big Creek Missions, in partnership with the city of Wheelwright and Floyd County Fiscal Court, provided the food boxes.“It’s a godsend. A lot of people need it this time of…

Kroger Health Providing Vaccine

Kroger Health Providing Vaccine Kroger Health has announced that it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at its pharmacies and clinics nationwide, a news release from the company said.Company officials say they will follow the vaccine rollout plan and focus first on priority populations as defined by federal and state governments.“The size and scale of…

Brent Speece Bridge Reopens

Brent Speece Bridge Reopens Traffic is flowing across the Brent Spence Bridge for the first time since Nov. 11.The bridge is safe and repairs came in under budget one day early, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. It is expected to fully reopen today.Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray also announced that new signs will…

Salvation Army Of Ashland

Salvation Army Of Ashland The Salvation Army of Ashland handed out toys and bikes to families in Louisa through the Angel Tree program.Generous community members purchased the gifts listed on the Angel Tree along with the help of the local businesses.On Tuesday, those gifts were given to parents who had signed up through the…

Pikeville Community Foundation

Pikeville Community Foundation The Pikeville Community Foundation was established in 2019 to give back to those in need. Now in the midst of a pandemic, those involved say it is the perfect time to put the foundation to use.Kathy Atkins, a member of the board of directors, said the foundation is offering grants to…

Christmas Trees For Wildlife

Christmas Trees For Wildlife The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is encouraging people to recycle their real Christmas trees and donate them for use in replenishing underwater habitats.Starting Saturday, December 26, the department will be accepting natural Christmas trees at more than two dozen locations for its annual Christmas for the Fishes…

Lights In Prestonsburg

Lights In Prestonsburg Archer Park is no stranger to visitors during the Christmas season. The park’s lights display lights up the area Thanksgiving night and those lights bring in visitors until New Year’s Eve.“We’ve been very fortunate. One night, we had over 4,000 cars. We directed traffic for about 4.5 hours,” said Mayor Les…

Getting A Vaccine

Getting A Vaccine After Pfizer and Moderna, more companies are working to secure approval for their COVID vaccine candidates. While waiting for a shot to become available might seem appealing, doctors say “vaccine shopping” is not an easy task and isn’t recommended.Experts estimate that at least 70% of the US population must be vaccinated…

Breathitt County Audit Results

Breathitt County Audit Results The AOC’s (Administrative Office of the Courts) Department of Auditing Services conducted a recent three-week audit of the Breathitt County Circuit Clerk’s office. The Kentucky-wide regulatory service gave James Elliott Turner’s office excellent marks.The audit report shows the Breathitt Circuit Clerk’s office received a “clean” and “unmodified” opinion. The audit…