Pike County Emergency Center

Pike County Emergency Center Since the weekend storm caused so much flooding Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones has opened an Emergency Operations Center and issued a declaration of emergency.“At this point, we are still trying to get an accurate picture,” Jones said. “We have widespread damage.“To help county road crews, the National Guard is sending…

KY Campgrounds Opening This Month

KY Campgrounds Opening This Month Kentucky State Parks are preparing to open campgrounds across the state this month.Campsites at 30 parks will be available beginning on March 12, Kentucky State Parks said in a statement on Monday. Guests will be required to adhere to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, including wearing a mask…

Love Local, Small Business Flood Relief Fund

Love Local, Small Business Flood Relief Fund The Downtown Beattyville Alliance, which is a partnership between Beattyville Main Street and Beattyville/Lee County Tourism, has created the “Love Local, Small Business Flood Relief Fund.”Many of the downtown businesses, along with almost every building, were hit hard by the floods. Some businesses were destroyed.The funds collected…

Field To Fork Program

Field To Fork Program Even experienced hunters struggle to call turkeys into range … so this is why The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are creating a web series to assist with hunting turkeys and all experiences are welcome.The five part web series begins March 4 on the department’s YouTube channel.The Field to…

Floyd County Schools Offer Warmth

Floyd County Schools Offer Warmth Whether you’re a victim of the flooding or still dealing with last week’s winter weather and power outages, five schools in Floyd County will open their doors Tuesday to the community.Superintendent Danny Adkins says the schools will serve as warming stations and charging stations for people’s phones and other…

Better Weather Ahead

Better Weather Ahead Sunny skies mixed with a few clouds is forecast today. That will be a welcome sight to all those who have fought flood water over the last three days. Temperatures should top out around 50 or just a little bit above for most locations.Unfortunately, our high water problems are not over…

Flooding Shock

Flooding Shock As the people of Eastern Kentucky recover from two ice storms hitting the region, they are now in shock as flooding hits counties throughout the mountains. On Monday, a state of emergency was issued in the county due to the dangerous conditions and city officials have plans to send in the national…

KY Farmers Receive Much Needed Funding

KY Farmers Receive Much Needed Funding To keep Kentucky farms productive, a total of $5.9 million in tobacco settlement funds will go to nearly 600 farm projects across Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission selected 592 projects in 86 counties to receive the funding, Beshear and Energy and Environment…

Flooding And Power Outages

Flooding And Power Outages Deputies with the Breathitt County Sheriff’s Office released a statement for anyone that needs assistance due to flooding.Police say that the state, county and city agencies are available to help.Deputies say water is rising, asking people to not take an unnecessary risk.First responders worked throughout the night to assess roads…

Pulaski County Sees Heavy Rainfall

Pulaski County Sees Heavy Rainfall Officials spent much of Sunday evening working as flooding and heavy rain impacted roads in Pulaski County.Crews say most of the issues are in smaller neighborhoods or on back roads.Acorn-Ano Road had a massive sinkhole open-up in front of houses. Emergency Management officials worked to try and fill in…