Shriner’s Hospital Donations

Shriner’s Hospital Donations The Appalachian Wireless arena has opened its lobby to donations, accepting small packaged toys that Hillbilly Christmas in July organizers will take to Shriners Hospitals in a few weeks. Organizers say it is the least the community can do for the children, offering a little distraction during their hospital visits.“They’re sitting…

Virtual Education In Elliott County

Virtual Education In Elliott County Education will remain virtual in Elliott County due to the high incidence of COVID-19 there.Elliott County Schools officials made that announcement Thursday night.In-person instruction was supposed to resume Monday, Nov. 9, but will be delayed based on COVID-19 statistics.Elliott County was among 80 Kentucky counties (nearly two-thirds of the…

Former Non-Proft Director Sentenced

Former Non-Proft Director Sentenced The former director of a western Kentucky nonprofit has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $25,000 from the organization that police said went to pay social media scammers.McCracken Circuit Court Judge W.A. “Tony” Kitchen declined a request on Monday that David Boggs, 51, receive probation, saying…

Avoiding Cuts To State Agencies

Avoiding Cuts To State Agencies Kentucky’s budget situation appears solid enough to avoid cuts to state agencies or the Road Fund as state revenues bounce back despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The Democratic governor said Wednesday he anticipates being able to balance the state’s current fiscal-year budget without further cuts. He…

Second Chance Santa

Second Chance Santa With Christmas less than two months away, Second Chance Santa in Manchester is gearing up for its toy giveaway.“It gives kids a second chance to have a Christmas, also it gives the toys a second chance to be played with,” said Tina Napier who started Second Chance Santa.Napier started the charity…

Target Recalls Toddler Boots

Target Recalls Toddler Boots Target announced a recall on some of its toddler boots due to a potential choking hazard, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.The boots called the Cat and Jack “Himani” and “Jaren” have a toggle on the shoes that can detach from the elastic lace possibly causing a child…

Floyd County COVID-19 Update

Floyd County COVID-19 Update There have been nearly 100 COVID-19 cases in Floyd County over the last four days, Floyd County Health Department officials said Wednesday.They said there were 36 more cases on Wednesday, along with 26 more on Tuesday – making 544 since the pandemic started.According to health officials, several of the cases…

Leslie County Missing Man

Leslie County Missing Man Police are asking for your help in their search for a missing man in Leslie County.Byron Thomas Sizemore, 48, of Stinnett, was last seen on Stinnett Wendover Road on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 around 6:00 p.m.Troopers say he was last seen driving a green 2005 Honda Foreman ATV with a…

KY Voters Have Mixed Views

KY Voters Have Mixed Views Voters in Kentucky made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country’s direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate.The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden concluded Tuesday as the nation remains in the throes of a global public…

McConnell Wins

McConnell Wins Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has been reelected to a seventh term in Kentucky, confirmed by AP results.About an hour after his race was called, McConnell gave a victory speech to a nearly empty room at a hotel in Louisville.“Kentucky I’m humbled and grateful that you’ve rehired me to keep fighting for your…