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…

Crawford Appointed

Crawford Appointed Last week, Tim Crawford was contacted by the governor’s office, asking him to accept an appointment as a Special Justice on a civil Supreme Court case.Governor Beshear appointed him as the Supreme Court Justice from this region.Crawford says he is humbled by this as it is the highest honor for a lawyer…

Assuring Floyd County Schools Parents

Assuring Floyd County Schools Parents More than 280 students and staff were quarantined as of Wednesday within the Floyd County Schools district.Although quarantine numbers remain high, Floyd County Schools Health Director Annette Harris-Ward assures the community their classrooms are safe.She said the facts show a lot of the cases within the district are community…

Approval Ratings For Beshear And Cameron

Approval Ratings For Beshear And Cameron A new Mason-Dixon poll shows positive approval ratings of Governor Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s job performances.According to the poll, 53 percent statewide say they approve of Beshear’s performance, while 39 percent disapprove. Cameron’s performance is approved of by 54 percent of voters, with 34 percent…

KY Receives Money For Scam Protection

KY Receives Money For Scam Protection Kentucky has been awarded more than $780,000 in federal funding that will be used to help protect residents from scams, fraud and price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The funding will be used to better protect Kentucky residents, especially seniors and those experiencing financial difficulty,…