Fatal Semi Crash In Letcher County

Fatal Semi Crash In Letcher County The coroner arrived on the scene after a tractor-trailer crash in Letcher County Wednesday.The crash happened on KY 160 at Sand Hill between Gordon and Cumberland in the early afternoon.Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officials tell us one person is dead.The company the victim was driving for is based…

Hillbilly Days Is Here In Pikeville

Hillbilly Days Is Here In Pikeville The 43rd annual Hillbilly Days festival kicked off Wednesday in Pikeville, bringing food, fun and a little flare to the downtown area. Preparations for the festival were underway as vendor booths and carnival rides took over the downtown landscape.The full festival, which is a collaboration between the City…

Ethics Complaint Not Being Reconsidered

Ethics Complaint Not Being Reconsidered A Kentucky ethics panel says it won’t reconsider an ethics complaint by a Democratic lawmaker against the state House’s Republican leader.The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission on Tuesday denied a request by Rep. Jim Glenn to reconsider its dismissal of his complaint against House Speaker David Osborne.Glenn alleges Republican leaders…

New Crime Technology Being Introduced

New Crime Technology Being Introduced Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky State Police will make an announcement Wednesday regarding new sexual assault case technology.Kentucky will be the first state to use a DNA technology tool developed for the testing of sexual assault evidence kits. The tool can lead to the identification of suspects within hours.Bevin…

Nurse Practitioners Graduate

Nurse Practitioners Graduate The University of the Cumberlands recently had a 100% pass rate for their first Family Nurse Practitioner students.The students were the university’s first cohorts of their online Master’s in Science – Family Nurse Practioner (MSN-FNP) program. And, every student passed their board exams.University staff say the news was no shock to…

Governor Bevin Vetoes Pension Bill

Governor Bevin Vetoes Pension Bill Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed a pension bill that was aimed at providing relief to some state-funded agencies struggling with ballooning retirement payments.Bevin said in his veto message that he will call a special legislative session before July 1 to give lawmakers another chance on the issue. …

Governor Asks For Emergency Assistance

Governor Asks For Emergency Assistance Governor Matt Bevin sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week, asking for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties.These counties were impacted by severe weather in February and March. Strong winds and heavy rain caused flooding, landslides and mudslides.Bevin’s office said the weather caused more than…

Looking For Cemetery Vandals

Looking For Cemetery Vandals People who live in a small community in Letcher County were angered to see a cemetery in town vandalized.Dozens of grave markers were knocked over and now police are trying to find out who is responsible for the damage at the Thornton Cemetery.A group of volunteers spent hours yesterday trying…

Re-Branded Ambulance Service

Re-Branded Ambulance Service American Medical Response (AMR) recently announced Trans-Star Ambulance Services has been rebranded as Lifeguard Ambulance Service. All ambulances are in the process of being re-branded over the next few weeks. AMR has started providing services in the areas formerly serviced by Trans-Star.The change began a few days ago. This will expand…

Job Opportunities In Eastern KY

Job Opportunities In Eastern KY Coal miners and health care workers in Eastern Kentucky may be able to find jobs today and Wednesday.P&P Construction is hiring coal miners to work in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Letcher Manor, a nursing and rehabilitation facility, is also hiring for multiple positions.The job fair is Tuesday…