Wayne County Courthouse Closed Today

Wayne County Courthouse Closed Today The Wayne County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday due to ongoing power issues, according to the County Commission.Wayne County is one of the hardest-hit counties in the region from recent ice storms. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 11,332 AEP customers were still without power, according to the company. …

KY Police Officer Fired

KY Police Officer Fired A Kentucky police officer has been fired for giving information about the police agency he worked for to Black Lives Matter protesters that he claims is free speech.The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council announced its unanimous decision early Friday after a nine-hour hearing and more than two hours of deliberations, the…

Lee County Restoring Power

Lee County Restoring Power After winter storms pounded across Eastern Kentucky, communities are working to restore power.Emergency and power crews have been hard at work over the last week to restore electricity to those without it in the area. Lee County Emergency Management Director Jon Allen says it has been a process that has…

Power Outages And Shelter Options

Power Outages And Shelter Options On February 15, 76% of people in Johnson County did not have power due to recent winter storms.On Sunday, those outages dipped below 20% according to a news release posted on the Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management Facebook page.If you do not have power and need shelter, you can call…

In-Person Learning For Pikeville Independent Schools

In-Person Learning For Pikeville Independent Schools As Pikeville Independent Schools District announced it will transition to a more traditional in-person learning plan, school officials have shared how the decision was made.Pikeville Independent Superintendent David Trimble announced on Feb. 16 that the district will be transitioning into its “green” learning schedule in the coming weeks.…

KY Long-Term Care Facility Visitation

KY Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Governor Andy Beshear announced last week that visitation at long-term care facilities can continue along with other activities.“Communal dining will also resume again for those who have been fully vaccinated,” said Gov. Beshear. “Visitation amongst residents will resume for vaccinated residents,” he added. Not all facilities can participate. The…

Structural Problems For Pikeville Senior Center

Structural Problems For Pikeville Senior Center The Pike County Fiscal Court received an update on the condition of the Pikeville Senior Citizens center building during the court’s Feb. 16 meeting.The center has been closed for nearly a year, not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but for structural and subsidence problems discovered by officials…

UPike Alumni Race Details

UPike Alumni Race Details Pikeville’s 2021 race season is now underway, as registration is open for the UPike Alumni Association’s Bear the 99 5K race.The University of Pikeville Alumni Association will host the Bear the 99 5K race on Saturday, March 6. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9…

Kings Island Opening Schedule

Kings Island Opening Schedule Kings Island has announced its opening dates for the 2021 season.Park officials say they will open their gates to the general public Saturday, May 15th.All 2020 season passes will be honored during the 2021 season, park officials said in their February 2021 update.Gold and platinum season pass holders will be…

Executive Power Oversight Case

Executive Power Oversight Case Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s lawsuit continues against a Republican-led legislature that passed three bills aimed at limiting the governor’s executive powers.Thursday, the case went before Judge Phillip Shepherd in Franklin Circuit Court.The lawsuit filed by the governor boils down to an issue of balance of power, as the governor’s team…