Thankful Hearts Food Pantry Fire

Thankful Hearts Food Pantry Fire A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Thankful Hearts Food Pantry in Pikeville.Trailers with supplies caught fire and are currently threatening the building as crews work to get it under control.Organizers urge anyone who can help with donations to contact them.The trailer that held of the summer supplies…

Discussing Reopening KY’s Schools

Discussing Reopening KY’s Schools Some Kentucky school superintendents are wary about reopening school buildings in the fall, skeptical that they can meet social distancing requirements to curb the spread of COVID-19:“Unless the social distancing rules change, we’re not able to have school,” said Scott County Superintendent Kevin Hub. “You just can’t social distance in…

Gubernatorial Candidate Pleads Not Guilty

Gubernatorial Candidate Pleads Not Guilty A Kentucky lawmaker who ran for governor last year has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of choking a woman with an ethernet cable and trying to “hog tie” her during a domestic dispute, says his lawyer. Attorney Conrad Cessna told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Monday that Republican…

Driver’s License Permit Testing

Driver’s License Permit Testing Driver’s license permit testing will now resume in specific counties across Kentucky.The announcement was made recently by the KSP Driver Testing Branch. In order to better follow CDC/Health at Work guidelines, a new registration process was created. Starting on Tuesday, KSP will be taking appointments by phone. KSP encourages you…

Census Filing

Census Filing Have you filled out your census report yet? Some parts of Eastern Kentucky don’t have a lot of access to broadband and that is exacerbated by the fact that libraries are closed during the COVID-19 crisis. There aren’t a lot of hotspots that people can go to to get Internet access at…

COVID-19 Death In KY

COVID-19 Death In KY Officials with the Cumberland Valley Health Department confirm a Clay County woman has died due to complications from COVID-19.Not many details were released, but we do know the patient was a 69 year old woman who had underlying health conditions.Clay County has had six positive cases so far. Three of…

Education Commissioner Discussion

Education Commissioner Discussion The Kentucky Board of Education plans to hold a virtual meeting to discuss applicants for education commissioner.The board plans a video teleconference on June 4 to review and discuss applications in a closed session, a statement from the Department of Education said. An open session will follow, which could include discussion…

Kids And Hot Cars

Kids And Hot Cars Kentucky State Police are working to bring attention to the problem of children being left behind in hot cars.The police cite information from the National Safety Council that shows 52 children died last year of vehicular heatstroke, including two in Kentucky. Sgt. Josh Lawson says never leave a child unattended…

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions Gov. Andy Beshear has forcefully defended his coronavirus-related restrictions, saying they spared Kentucky from a more devastating outbreak and now have the state primed to move ahead with business reopenings.The Democratic governor said his “drastic and significant” actions of recent months to contain the virus worked, putting Kentucky in…