Grace Community Kitchen

Grace Community Kitchen Serving meals now twice weekly on Mondays and Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm volunteers, officials and community members gathered at the Grace Community Kitchen in Pikeville to celebrate its seven-year anniversary of serving the community.Although the kitchen officially opened seven years ago, Executive Director Debby Bailey said the church…

Madison County Education Raises

Madison County Education Raises Education officials say it’s going to be tough, but the Madison County Board of Education has become the latest school district to approve raises for teachers and staff.A three percent raise will go into effect for certified staff, and an extra dollar an hour for classified staff.In a meeting Thursday…

KY Coal Company

KY Coal Company A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites.U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC.Environmental groups alleged in a 2019 lawsuit that the company was discharging pollutants illegally at…

ACT Testing

ACT Testing Governor Andy Beshear has announced incoming Kentucky high school seniors, who have previously taken the ACT, will be eligible to take the test a second time for free.According to national data, students are more likely to increase their ACT score by retaking the test a second time.“This is an education-first administration, and…

Driving Reminder

Driving Reminder Batten down the hatches according to Thousand Sticks Volunteer Fire Department Captain John Newell saying they were called to a crash on Hal Rogers Parkway in Leslie County early Wednesday morning.”What happened is the truck carrying these vehicles lost them and apparently, according to him [driver], he did not know that these…

KY Law Enforcement Memorial

KY Law Enforcement Memorial The first memorial was dedicated nearly 22 years ago. Now more names have been added to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial.Since 2007, the memorial has been in Richmond, near the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center. It was moved there after the original memorial became too small for all the…

KY State Fair

KY State Fair The 118th Kentucky State Fair will be at the Kentucky Exposition Center from August 18-28.Six of the 26 acts that will be performing as part of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series were announced, which will be free with fair admission, according to a release.Headliners include the Oak Ridge Boys, Trace Adkins…

Disaster Loan Outreach

Disaster Loan Outreach After flood waters went through Pike County awhile ago and drying up FEMA assistance applications for assistance opened online and through next week with SBA workers set up a Kentucky Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department. The loans could get homeowners up to $200,000 in loans, with…

KY Senior Hunger

KY Senior Hunger An unfortunate report, Feeding America released The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020, a study that sheds light on the extent to which food insecurity – or having limited access to enough food to live a healthy lifestyle – affects individuals aged 60 and older.The report shows that in…

Pikeville Medical Center Award

Pikeville Medical Center Award Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ? MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022, the hospital announced in a statement this week. PMC is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.The statement said the award recognizes PMC’s commitment…