Water Projects Approved

Water Projects Approved Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the approval of five project loans from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) totaling $7,230,900 for wastewater and sewer system improvements in the cities of Bardstown, Calvert City, Dawson Springs, Lewisburg and Whitesburg.The City of Whitesburg was approved for a $1.1 million Fund F loan to replace…

Laurel Heights Nursing Home COVID-19 Free

Laurel Heights Nursing Home COVID-19 Free Nursing homes were among the first places to institute restrictions back in March, including in Kentucky. In Laurel County, health leaders say cases have been spiking and there is always the concern for long-term care facilities.At Laurel Heights in London, they say they currently have zero cases of…

Floyd County Schools Opening Virtually

Floyd County Schools Opening Virtually After Governor Beshear’s advice to postpone the opening of in-person classes until September 28, Superintendent Adkins announces Floyd County schools will begin virtually on September 8. Floyd County’s plan aims towards the September 28 start date for in-person classes, there is an option for students to attend class in…

McFaddin Receives Unanimous Vote

McFaddin Receives Unanimous Vote The search may be over for Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) next president.Dr. David McFaddin received a unanimous vote from the Presidential Search Committee.Dr. McFaddin is from Paintsville and is currently serving as the interim president in Richmond after Dr. Michael Benson left in December. Source: MG News …

Kenny Payne’s Departure

Kenny Payne’s Departure UK Athletics confirmed the reports of Kenny Payne’s departure in a news release this morning.His departure ends a memorable 10-year run that included 295 wins, the 2012 national championship, four Final Four appearances, eight NCAA Tournament berths, five Southeastern Conference regular-season championships, five SEC Tournament titles and 33 NBA Draft picks…

Beshear Says Schools Should Delay

Beshear Says Schools Should Delay Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky schools delay the resumption of in-person classes until late September to provide more time to get the coronvirus under control.The Democratic governor said his recommendation that schools wait until Sept. 28 to reopen schools was a tough but necessary step as the…

Helping Child Abuse Victims

Helping Child Abuse Victims Nearly $220,000 in grant money is on its way to organizations across Kentucky that help prevent child sexual abuse and the survivors of the crime.Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the funding from the Child Victim’s Trust Fund on Monday.Kentucky’s 15 Children’s Advocacy Centers received more than $65,000 to offset costs…

Circus Fun At The Library

Circus Fun At The Library The Pike County Libraries is hosting a unique drive-through event later this month intended to be fun for the whole family in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.Performers from the Cincinnati Circus Company will perform in the parking lot of the Lee Avenue branch of Pike County Libraries, located…

Pleading Guilty In A Drug Case

Pleading Guilty In A Drug Case A Kentucky doctor and his former office assistant have pleaded guilty for selling prescriptions for opioids over social media Scotty Akers, M.D., 48, and Serissa Akers, 33, his wife and former office assistant, both of Pikeville, pleaded guilty a few days ago to unlawfully distributing controlled substances during…

Ferry Reopens

Ferry Reopens A ferry that is the only direct route between Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after being out of service for several weeks while engine repairs were made.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened on the regular summer operating schedule, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A…