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…

Photo ID Voting In KY Vetoed

Photo ID Voting In KY Vetoed Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and…

KY Churches Defy Order

KY Churches Defy Order Some Kentucky churches held Palm Sunday services in defiance of Gov. Andy Beshear’s warning against in-person worship.Dozens of people were at Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville on Sunday, news outlets reported. A video showed a pianist playing and choir members singing during the late morning service.Beshear warned during his daily…

KY Schools Update

KY Schools Update The Kentucky Department of Education is asking the public for comment on the request and approval to bypass standardized testing this school year.The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by schools closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can bypass the testing. The…

Preparing For The Worst

Preparing For The Worst The United States and Britain are bracing for one of their darkest weeks in living memory as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. Italy, Spain and France saw signs that they are flattening the pandemic curve, but are still reporting hundreds of people dying each day.…