Big Sandy Area Scholarships

Big Sandy Area Scholarships Each year Big Sandy Area Community Action Program (BSACAP) distributes more than $7,000 in scholarships to students in the Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin and Pike County area. The nonprofit organization will be offering ten $500 academic scholarships and one $2,000 Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship. Scholarships are funded through the…

Umbrella Alley

Umbrella Alley Hoping to have the project complete in two weeks, the City of Whitesburg’s “Umbrella Alley” project is almost finished.City officials said there have been some minor technical difficulties.While several umbrellas have been donated, some are not the correct ones.Mayor’s Assistant Chris Caudill said if you want to help, they need a specific…

Awarded One Million Dollars

Awarded One Million Dollars A jury has awarded the former Chief Financial Officer of UK HealthCare more than $1 million, saying he was wrongly fired after raising complaints to UK, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.Sergio Melgar was hired at UK HealthCare in 2004.According to reports, Melgar raised several complaints to UK Human Resources in…

Floyd County Bakery Wins

Floyd County Bakery Wins A business in Floyd County beat out 12 others and took first place in Invest 606?s 2022 Business Accelerator and Pitch Contest Saturday.FTD Bakery is owned by Samantha & Trevor Stovall.The couple was awarded $15,000 to help purchase new equipment for the business.Stovall said any local business in Kentucky should…

Destroying Chemical Weapons

Destroying Chemical Weapons For five decades, the U.S. Army stored lethal weapons such as VX nerve agent and mustard gas at Blue Grass Army Depot and now the process to destroy all the chemical weapons in Madison County is coming to a close.The deadliest substances, such as VX nerve agent, have now been eliminated…

Beshear Jobs Announcement

Beshear Jobs Announcement Alongwith million dollar grants for Eastern KY counties, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made a stop Thursday evening for the annual Ashland Alliance dinner.The governor spoke about bringing more jobs into the state, in addition to the partnership between King’s Daughters and UK Healthcare. He is also working with Addiction Recovery Care…

KY Man Admits Construction Scheme

KY Man Admits Construction Scheme A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty in a construction scheme in three states, officials said.William Hurst, 44, of Morehead, admitted he agreed to building projects in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of West Virginia said.Hurst never began the projects or bought…

KY Medical Debt

KY Medical Debt Hospital bills can quickly pile up – even to the point of forcing bankruptcy which has added to a crisis across Kentucky even as non-profit organizations try to help those in debt.According to the Urban Institute, a non-profit research organization:Overall, 18.1% of people in Kentucky have medical debt in collections, compared…

Highway Construction Closure

Highway Construction Closure People traveling from Eastern Kentucky to Lexington this weekend might need to change their normal route.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Facebook page shared a post Thursday that said the ramp from I-64 westbound to I-75 southbound to be closed Friday at 7 p.m. through Monday at 5:30 a.m.The post said this means…

Pro-Life Setback

Pro-Life Setback A pro-life setback. A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new Republican-backed state law that led Kentucky’s two remaining abortion clinics to halt the procedure. The clinics went to court seeking to overturn the legislation and asked that the law be blocked while the case is being litigated. Passed by the Republican-led…