Local Walk For ALS This Weekend

Local Walk For ALS This Weekend Kentucky’s ALS Association chapter will hold its annual one-mile Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field.Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk follows at 10 a.m. around the Slugger Field’s concourse, sidewalks surrounding the ballpark and then back to the concourse.The nonprofit association’s web…

Landfill Troubles

Landfill Troubles At the Pike County Fiscal Court meeting this week, a representative from Geosyntec broke things down for the court, saying the landfill will run out of room by the year 2020.The company laid out options for the county’s potential landfill expansion.They say the expansion would be more feasible than the county taking…

Money For Mental Health In KY Schools

Money For Mental Health In KY Schools Three Kentucky school districts are sharing a $9 million federal grant aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues.The grant will provide resources for public school districts in Bullitt, Henderson and Warren County for the implementation of mental health policies and processes. Kentucky is one of only…

Prestonsburg Taking Possible New Approach To Schools

Prestonsburg Taking Possible New Approach To Schools Prestonsburg city officials are looking into the idea of building new schools inside the city limits. With a new school system, school taxes within the city of Prestonsburg would then go to the new school district, meaning money could be taken away from the county schools.”We were…

New Propane Facility Producing Jobs In KY

New Propane Facility Producing Jobs In KY Kentucky officials say a company plans to put a propane tank manufacturing facility in a south-central Kentucky town. The project is expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the next several years.Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said Wednesday that the $10-million-plus project by Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.…

Floyd County Holds Mock Disaster Preparation Day

Floyd County Holds Mock Disaster Preparation Day Floyd County Emergency Management held a mock disaster training Wednesday, giving emergency response crew members a chance to get a hands-on simulation of a potential tornado, based on the tornado that tore through Salyersville in 2012.”We all got together to discusses what went right, what went wrong,…

Louisville Athletics Assistant Director Dies

Louisville Athletics Assistant Director Dies Jim McGhee, who worked with Louisville athletics since 1977, including the last 24 as assistant director for varsity sports and student life, has died. He was 73.The school announced in a release that McGhee’s visitation is May 13 with his funeral on May 14 at Watson Memorial Baptist Church…

Hiking Opportunities In Eastern KY

Hiking Opportunities In Eastern KY They are calling it the ‘Hump Day Hike’. It is a guided tour through several trails developed by Pathfinders of Perry County and the Perry County Fiscal Court.With multiple trails ranging from easy to advanced, organizers say it is a way of highlighting the beauty of Eastern Kentucky and…

Department Of Fish and Wildlife Auctioning Items

Department Of Fish and Wildlife Auctioning Items The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is set to hold a public auction of surplus and confiscated items.The auction is being held Monday on the department’s main campus in Frankfort.Among the surplus items that the public can bid on are tools, boats, outboard motors, cars…