AppHarvest Breaks Ground

AppHarvest Breaks Ground AppHarvest officially broke ground Monday on its third high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Central Appalachia, this one to grow leafy greens.Located in Berea, KY the farm, when complete, will be 15 acres.The indoor facility will grow non-GMO, chemical pesticide-free leafy greens to be distributed to U.S. grocers and restaurants. The…

Pikeville Medical Center Receives Grant

Pikeville Medical Center Receives Grant Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently received a $59,000 grant from Kosair Charities to purchase a Temperature Management “Cooling Blanket Therapy” System for the PMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).This temperature management system has the ability to cool a newborn’s body and brain temperature, potentially saving a baby’s life in…

Vaccine Not For One KY Congressman

Vaccine Not For One KY Congressman A Kentucky Congressman says he won’t be taking the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. Republican U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted on Thursday that he hopes a vaccine is developed soon, but he doesn’t plan to use it.When asked about it by the Courier Journal, Massie said in…

Elkhorn City Restaurant Tax Possible

Elkhorn City Restaurant Tax Possible Change may be coming to some food prices in Elkhorn City.The city council is considering a three percent restaurant tax on all food purchased by consumers. It’s a tax that Elkhorn City Mayor Mike Taylor says is already the norm in communities all over the region.“I don’t see anything…

Steel Producer Begins Construction

Steel Producer Begins Construction Steel producer Nucor Corp. has broken ground as construction begins on its new $1.7 billion manufacturing mill in Kentucky.The plant in Meade County is expected to create 400 full-time jobs when steel plate production begins in 2022, with average annual compensation of $72,000.Nucor executives expect the project will create an…

Civil War Reenactments

Civil War Reenactments Kentucky offers many Civil War reenactments across the state. Reenactments provide viewers a chance to get up close and personal on history that happened more than 159 years ago.“A lot of people embrace that. A lot of people think it’s wrong. That’s not necessarily the point. The idea is to educate.…

Pikeville Post Office Reopening

Pikeville Post Office Reopening The Pikeville Post Office located at 104 Main Street in the Federal Courthouse is set to reopen after the completion of repairs over the past few months.The Post Office had closed back in August due to damage caused by a water leak.The Post Office will be open Monday through Friday…

No Tax Rate Increase

No Tax Rate Increase Pike County Schools’ Board of Education unanimously voted not to increase its tax rate, citing the community’s ongoing financial struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the primary reason.During a special-called board meeting on Oct. 20, the board met to vote on whether to continue the current tax rate or…

Governor Controls

Governor Controls Kentucky’s Republican state treasurer urged lawmakers on Thursday to put restrictions on the Democratic governor’s ability to take executive action in an emergency.Treasurer Allison Ball’s recommendation came at a time when the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus outbreak continue to surge in the Bluegrass State. Source:…

Safe Halloween Suggestions

Safe Halloween Suggestions “The CDC doesn’t think we ought to be trick-or-treating at all,” Gov. Andy Beshear said in his press conference Thursday. “I know people are going to do it, I know how excited our kids are doing it, so please make a plan on how you’re going to follow these steps.”Beshear is…