Bevin Changes Pension-Relief Plan

Bevin Changes Pension-Relief Plan Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signaled on Monday that he has agreed to changes to his pension-relief plan as he continues trying to win enough support to take up the measure in a special legislative session this month.The Republican governor has worked for weeks trying to build support for his proposal…

Remote Area Medical Coming To Hazard

Remote Area Medical Coming To Hazard Remote Area Medical, or RAM, sets up shop in Hazard on June 8 – 9.Last year, volunteers offered free dental, medical, and vision services for hundreds.”Just such a great service for the area,” said Larry Quillen.Quillen works for the Center of Excellence in Rural Health and is helping…

New Name For Eastern KY Expo Center

New Name For Eastern KY Expo Center The building formerly known as the East Kentucky Expo Center is now operating under a new name and with a new box office. City officials announced the renaming in April, following rebranding efforts by the city. The newly-named Appalachian Wireless Arena brought in corporate sponsor Appalachian Wireless,…

Helping Hospital Employees In Pineville

Helping Hospital Employees In Pineville City officials in Pineville say Southeastern Kentucky Medical Center was dangerously close to shutting down.Employees have not been paid in about eight weeks and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services no longer work with the hospital.Monday, the hospital found new ownership.”Local folks will now be making decisions on…

Successful Results With New Cancer Drug

Successful Results With New Cancer Drug Newer drugs are improving survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of cancer.One study in advanced lung cancer tested Keytruda (kee-TROO-dah), a drug that helps the immune system fight tumors. Five-year survival was 23% for people who got Keytruda as part of their initial therapy and 16% for…

Change In Leadership At KY Department Of Corrections

Change In Leadership At KY Department Of Corrections A former high-ranking official for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has been selected to serve as interim commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Corrections. State Justice Secretary John Tilley says Kathleen Kenney will join the department. Kenney has more than 25 years of experience in criminal…

Successful Culinary Trail Has Returned

Successful Culinary Trail Has Returned Kentucky State Parks say its successful culinary trail is back for a second year.A Kentucky Department of Tourism statement says the trail is being offered at nine parks across the state, each of which is offering a signature meal representing the region where it’s located. The trail opened for…

Eastern KY Miner Dies

Eastern KY Miner Dies A Bell County man with a dozen years experience is dead following injuries he received while working at a Harlan County mine earlier this month.The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said Friday that Felix “Matt” North, 48, of Miracle, died Thursday following injuries he received in an accident May 22…

Eastern KY Wins Soccer Championship

Eastern KY Wins Soccer Championship For the first time in history, a soccer team from eastern Kentucky has won the Kentucky State Cup.Eastern Elite defeated Kentucky Fire 4-3 Sunday morning in Louisville. Eastern Elite will now represent the state of Kentucky in the Regional Championships in Michigan later this month.Sunday’s win makes Eastern Elite…