Keeping KY Roads Safe

Keeping KY Roads Safe With 2021 in full swing, police in Kentucky are looking to make sure that drivers get around safely.“The Kentucky State Police would like to offer a periodic reminder to drivers who travel our roadways to drive safely to ensure the safety of the public,” Trooper Michael Coleman with the Kentucky…

Lee County First Responders Vaccinated

Lee County First Responders Vaccinated First responders in Lee County received some good news this week as health officials began to administer COVID-19 vaccines.“The health department has done about 80 vaccines so far,” Lee County Judge-Executive Chuck Caudill said. “All of the EMS personnel who wanted to take the vaccine were allowed access to…

Pikeville Community College Scholarship

Pikeville Community College Scholarship Created in honor of Director of Athletics Kelly Wells and his family, the Wells Family Scholarship is something Wells says he has always wanted to do.“As the Director of Athletics, sitting here seeing kids coming through school it’s not inexpensive. To give some avenues while it’s not enough for everybody,…

Alternative Baseball Organization

Alternative Baseball Organization Hoping to start a new program in the region, the Alternative Baseball Organization is looking for a volunteer coach/manager and players to get the league up and running.“It’s just a matter of time before we’ve reached those individuals and the more effort and the more help we have in getting the…

KY Man Saves Bald Eagle

KY Man Saves Bald Eagle A Kentucky man participating in an annual bird-watching hike helped rescue an injured bald eagle recently according to the Courier Journal. Eric Nally was participating in the Christmas Bird Count at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, about a half hour south of Louisville, when he spotted the eagle…

KY Republican Lawmakers Ready To Work

KY Republican Lawmakers Ready To Work Republican lawmakers in Kentucky are ready to put their own imprint on policymaking.Republicans begin this year’s legislative session in an increasingly dominant position after expanding their House and Senate supermajorities in the 2020 election.They wield the power to override any gubernatorial veto.That means GOP lawmakers will be able…

Arresting A Floyd County Truck Thief

Arresting A Floyd County Truck Thief The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Facebook post that Eric Newsome, identified through several anonymous tips, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after troopers found him with the stolen truck.The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Pikeville Police Department and KSP. Source:…

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…