Vision Food Pantry

Vision Food Pantry With help from God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington, New Freedom Worship Center cut the ribbon on the Vision Food Pantry Monday to serve the city of Jenkins and the surrounding areas.Pastor Danny Quillen said church members have hosted soup kitchens for about five years now and said it was time…

KY Internet Expansion

KY Internet Expansion Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Department for Local Government Commissioner Dennis Keene, Deputy District Director Carlos Cameron from Congressman Hal Rogers office and Colby Hall, the Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) joined officials from Cumberland Valley Electric for the announcement of high speed interent expansion efforts at their headquarters…

UPS Worker Arrested

UPS Worker Arrested An employee of a UPS store in Pike County has been arrested, after being accused of stealing packages from the business.Pikeville Police responded after the store manager reported that an employee witnessed Adam Kelly, 43, of Jenkins, running from the store with packages and bags of merchandise and placing them in…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and experts warn there is a recent surge in cyber attacks especially with the number of people and the frquency of those using digital technology.Tim Riney with Family Wealth Group said attacks are getting easier for hackers. Cryptocurrencies also make it faster for them to get…

KY Nurses Survey

KY Nurses Survey A recent survey of Kentucky nurses found a quarter of those polled were likely to leave their jobs in the next year amid burnout and frustration, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.The Kentucky Nurses Association found that 73% of the 850 licensed nurses polled earlier this month cited untenable patient loads and too…

Vaccine Booster Update

Vaccine Booster Update Within a few days, COVID-19 boosters will become widely available. Although they’re optional, health experts recommend getting one if you’re eligible.“Those in high-risk environments, those that are immunocompromised, the elderly, and those in healthcare,” said Dr. Ryan Stanton, a Lexington emergency room physician.Stanton said the boosters, which are additional doses of…

Water Infrastructure Funding

Water Infrastructure Funding Saying its vital for the future of Kentucky Governor Beshear has announced five Kentucky counties are receiving a total of $2 million in grants for water and sewer improvement projects.The 18 projects are in Bracken, Lewis, Fleming Robertson and Mason Counties. Most of the work will be replacing, repainting and repairing…

Telemedicine Programs

Telemedicine Programs Officials with one hospital system that serves several counties in our region will receive more than half a million dollars of federal money to enhance their existing telemedicine program.United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack included the project through Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) as part of an announcement of more than…

Free College Tuition

Free College Tuition Senator Rand Paul says he’ll be introducing a new bill that could be an alternative to calls for free college tuition.Making college affordable is one of a number of issues that are being debated on Capitol Hill. There are calls for free higher education coming from more progressive members of Congress.In…

Kentucky College Admissions

Kentucky College Admissions The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a nationwide decline in college admissions, and colleges across the Commonwealth also felt the impact of the national decline.Dr. Vic Adams, President and CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Techincal College, said the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is seeing enrollment numbers down more than…