Thursday Saw New COVID-19 Cases

Thursday Saw New COVID-19 Cases Local health departments continued to report new cases of COVID-19. Along with the new cases of the virus, the Cumberland Valley District Health Department reported the fourth death attributed to the disease in Clay County. The death was a 68-year-old man. Across the state there have been at least…

Additional CARES Act Funding

Additional CARES Act Funding The governor has announced an additional $36.2 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that will be used to fund for 61 of Kentucky’s local and regional health departments. This follows $10 million that was announced in May, and will be used to reimburse costs incurred due…

Mask Mandate Begins Friday

Mask Mandate Begins Friday Beginning at 5 p.m. today, mask wearing in Kentucky will be mandatory in public places all across the state. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement Thursday night following the third straight day that the state recorded confirmed COVID-19 cases above the 300 mark. The mandate will be in place for…

Knott County Schools Reopening Plans

Knott County Schools Reopening Plans Knott County Schools have detailed their plan for reopening for the Fall semester. In a Facebook post Wednesday, they announced that the school district would reopen on Monday, August 24th. For parents who have concerns about their students attending in-person classes, a virtual learning environment will be available. Online…

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two Arrested on Drug Charges Following a traffic stop on Tuesday night, two people are facing drug charges. London Police stopped the pair for not having a visible registration plate. A search of the vehicle located a hidden plastic bag of meth. Following the traffic stop, police obtained a search warrant for a hotel…

Overturned Semi

Overturned Semi A tractor-trailer hauling lumber overturned this morning in Pulaski County killing a Michigan woman who was a passenger in the semi. The accident happened around 1 a.m. when the truck overturned on Kentucky 90 near US 27. The driver was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital with various injuries. Kentucky 90 was…

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases New COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday by a number of local health departments. Six confirmed cases were reported by the Kentucky River Distrist Health Department. The Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed four new cases. And seven new cases were reported by the Laurel County Health Department.…

Homemade Fireworks Explosion In KY

Homemade Fireworks Explosion In KY Officials in Kentucky have identified a homeowner who was killed in an explosion allegedly sparked by homemade fireworks, authorities said.The victim was identified as Kelly Zilisch, 53, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.At least seven people were inside Zilisch’s Elizabethtown home when there was an explosion at…

Emergency Room Visits

Emergency Room Visits Pikeville Medical Center doctors are urging caution as the summer weather creates more patient visits to the hospital’s emergency department.According to John Fleming, D.O., the department has seen a lot of hiking injuries and ATV injuries among other things.He said staying cautious and being prepared are the best defense against injury.…