Cemetery Vandalized

Cemetery Vandalized The Letcher County Sheriff says Thornton Cemetery was vandalized.Deputies do not know when the cemetery was vandalized but said they were made aware of it on Sunday.Several headstones were knocked over.At this time, no arrest have been made. Kentucky State Police are investigating.Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 13…

Shelter Receives Grant Money

Shelter Receives Grant Money WestCare Emergency Shelter officials say a project is a long time in the making. “It has been a passion and desire of WestCare to do this for over a decade now,” said WestCare Regional Vice-President Stephen Wright. Since 2008, shelter officials set their eyes on the old Lookout Elementary School…

Fire Destroys Local McDonald’s

Fire Destroys Local McDonald’s Early Sunday morning, a fire destroyed the McDonald’s in Manchester.Several crews responded to the call.Officials say they got the call around 5:17 Sunday morning.Firefighters say a grease fire spread, catching the rest of the building.”When we went in we initially tried to use foam on it and that didn’t help…

Kentucky Officials, Feds Investigating E.coli Outbreak

Kentucky Officials, Feds Investigating E.coli Outbreak The federal government is investigating an E. coli outbreak affecting more than 70 people in Kentucky and four other states. 46 cases have been reported in Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Barbara Fox says six people have gone to the hospital due to the outbreak.…

Man Pronounced Dead After Bell County Wreck

Man Pronounced Dead After Bell County Wreck One person has died after a Friday morning crash in Bell County. Officials say 33-year-old James Hatfield ran his Ford Mustang off US-25E, just north of Pineville, around 9 yesterday morning. The car hit a rock wall and flipped over multiple times. Hatfield was rushed to Southeast…

More Kentuckians Getting Colon Cancer Screenings

More Kentuckians Getting Colon Cancer Screenings A new study from the University of Kentucky shows a major increase in colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in the state.The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, found these screenings have increased 230 percent since the state expanded its Medicaid program under…

KEA Selects New President

KEA Selects New President Kentucky Education Association Vice President Eddie Campbell was elected as the new president Thursday.Cambell has served as the association vice president since 2016. He is also on leave from the Knox County School system where he is the Choir Director for Knox Central High and Knox Middle Schools.His three-year term…

KY Oil Magnate Honored

KY Oil Magnate Honored 90-year-old Willard Kinzer has spent most of his life working in Kentucky’s oil and gas industry.Kinzer was honored Thursday by the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association and by Senator McConnell’s office.To this day, Kinzer says he still goes into his office every day at Kinzer Drilling, the company he built…

Teleworks USA Hosting Job Fair In Eastern KY

Teleworks USA Hosting Job Fair In Eastern KY KellyConnect is returning to Teleworks USA to host a job fair next month, bringing more work-at-home jobs to the region.Teleworks USA hubs across the region are preparing locals for the job fair by hosting custom workshops this month.Teleworks USA Hyden Hub Manager Mollie Bentley said they…