Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward A nearly decadelong effort to build a military veterans’ nursing home in south central Kentucky reached another milestone Tuesday when Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation to provide $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs.The governor was joined by a group of lawmakers and veterans at the statehouse signing…

Importance Of the U.S. Census

Importance Of the U.S. Census The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Student Senate is focusing on informing people of this year’s U.S. census and its importance.Every 10 years the census comes around but this year there is a heightened importance for the people in Eastern Kentucky to participate.Kim Sergent, KVEC Social Studies Instructional Specialist, says…

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April Local groups in Pikeville are preparing to hold events in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April.. In Pikeville, many organizations and volunteers have worked with Pikeville’s Department for Community Based Services office and Judi’s Place for Kids…

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down More fallout from the coronavirus in Kentucky, as concerns spread across the state over the new strain of coronavirus, Berea College announced Tuesday it is canceling classes for the rest of the semester.The college is stopping instructional activities at the end of the day on March 13.This means professors…

Cracking Down On Human Trafficking

Cracking Down On Human Trafficking A top-priority bill aimed at bolstering efforts to crack down on human trafficking in Kentucky won passage in the state House on Monday.Under the measure, signs displaying the national human trafficking hotline number would be posted in public restrooms in airports, train and bus stations and truck stops statewide.The…

KY Nursing Homes To Limit Visitors

KY Nursing Homes To Limit Visitors Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear called on nursing home operators today to severely restrict visitors to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.Those restrictions will take effect at state-run facilities, Beshear said. For privately run facilities, the state will issue “very strong guidance” for operators to follow, he said.“It…

Feeding The Hungry In Eastern KY

Feeding The Hungry In Eastern KY A food drive to help organizations feed the hungry in Appalachia is planned next month.Power Up the Pantry is in its second year. Last year, the event collected 7.5 tons (6.8 metric tons) of food and more than $17,000 in monetary donations, says a statement.The daylong event is…

Flooding Road Repairs Coming To Eastern KY

Flooding Road Repairs Coming To Eastern KY Congressman Hal Rogers announced Monday that federal funding will be released to fast-track repairs to federal highways and roads on federal lands that were damaged by flooding in February.The $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Relief program comes days after Rogers met with local…

Call For Blood Donors

Call For Blood Donors Meanwhile, as COVID-19 spreads across the states, the Kentucky Blood Center needs help to ensure it has enough blood supply to last for a while.“Emerging illness which could impact the blood supply is always at top of mind at blood centers,” said Dr. Dennis Williams, Medical Director at Kentucky Blood…

Coronavirus Update From Governor Beshear

Coronavirus Update From Governor Beshear Governor Beshear and state health officials have given an update regarding the coronavirus in Kentucky.Beshear announced that two more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state. One is in Harrison County and the other is in Fayette County. This brings the total of confirmed cases in Kentucky…