Deadline For Mail-In Absentee Voting Ballot Requests

Deadline For Mail-In Absentee Voting Ballot Requests Today is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot for this month’s primary election.Kentuckians who cannot get to the polls May 21 have the option of voting absentee beforehand, according to the Secretary of State.You must meet certain criteria to qualify for a mail-in absentee…

Training The Community On Treating Opioid Overdoses

Training The Community On Treating Opioid Overdoses Monday people gathered into the Kentucky River Development DIstrict’s building in the Perry County park to learn more about the uses of Naloxone or Narcan.”Naloxone is something that is saving lives and we want to put that in their hands,” said Jamie Mullins-Smith with Kentucky River Community…

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Today In Eastern KY

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Today In Eastern KY The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s low-cost rabies vaccination clinic will be operating today.From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pet owners who are interested can get the vaccine for $3 at Douglass Park. The shot is normally $20.Officials say all cats must be in a carrier and all…

Local Steak ‘n Shake Is Hiring

Local Steak ‘n Shake Is Hiring Steak ‘n Shake is almost one month away from its grand opening in Hazard.On Monday the company held a job fair and held open interviews at the EKCEP center for people interested in working at the chain restaurant.Steak ‘n Shake is looking to bring more than 70 jobs…

Giant Grant For Big Sandy Regional Airport

Giant Grant For Big Sandy Regional Airport The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Big Sandy Regional Airport a $4.4 million grant. The money will go toward extending the runway and runway safety area in Debord. “You know what they say, ‘no plane, no gain, and that’s especially true in our rural area,…

Counting The Number Of Measles Cases

Counting The Number Of Measles Cases U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years.A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That’s the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year.The…

New KSP Recruits

New KSP Recruits The Kentucky State Police Training Academy is welcoming 72 new recruits.A news release says the recruits are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency that has experienced several retirements recently.The training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study.…

Annual Trooper Ride Raises Money

Annual Trooper Ride Raises Money The Johnson County Jeep Club held their Third-Annual Nine-County ride to benefit Trooper Island and honor all fallen Kentucky State Police (KSP) Troopers over the weekend. The ride began near the Painstville Walmart and ended at the Mountain Home Place for a barbecue dinner. Organizers say Trooper Island can…

Earthquake Rattles Whitley County

Earthquake Rattles Whitley County The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake shook part of Whitley County early Saturday morning.It was reported near Pleasant View, not far from the Kentucky and Tennessee border.It was a 2.7 magnitude earthquake. Source: MG News Return to News

More Jobs For Eastern KY

More Jobs For Eastern KY Officials made a recent announcement that Dajcor Aluminum will be coming to Perry County, bringing in about 250 jobs. “We are revitalizing our region through this announcement,” says Industry Liaison for EKCEP Trish Adams. Adams says this company will do a lot more than just bring jobs to the…