Nature Conservancy Project

Nature Conservancy Project In 2019, The Nature Conservancy bought 253,000 acres of land in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The purchase was part of the Cumberland Forest Project. It has 55 acres just in Kentucky.“It’s a project that we really seek to demonstrate that sustainable forestry, community economic development and, you know, public recreation are…

Police Pay Raise

Police Pay Raise Backed by a big pay raise of 15-thousand dollars, Kentucky’s lead statewide police agency sees signs that its ranks will be replenished after a prolonged staffing crunch, the Kentucky State Police commissioner said Tuesday.Phillip Burnett Jr. spoke optimistically about the personnel upswing as Gov. Andy Beshear presided over a bill-signing ceremony…

Emergency Christian Ministries

Emergency Christian Ministries The Williamsburg homeless shelter, Emergency Christian Ministries, is open again but undergoing a needed makeover. The board of directors says the building needs a new roof, plumbing, electrical services and more.It is currently open to those in need of housing, but the board of directors said it is nowhere near where…

Beshear Veto’s Charter School Funding Bill

Beshear Veto’s Charter School Funding Bill Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill funding public charter schools in Kentucky. Beshear struck down House Bill 9, which would provide federal, state and local money for charter schools. The governor says he believes the funding mechanism outlined in HB 9 is unconstitutional. Source: MG…

Covid Cases down Flu Cases Rise

Covid Cases down Flu Cases Rise COVID-19 cases are declining across Kentucky, but influenza cases are on the rise. The state Department for Public Health reports that in the week ended April 2, Kentucky had 613 new confirmed cases of flu, up from 334 the previous week. The state has recorded 4,478 cases this…

Brother Shot In Knott County

Brother Shot In Knott County The KSP has reported a shooting on Cabin Creek Rd, located in the Redfox community of Knott Co. During the investigation it was determined that Harold Gevedon, 55, of Redfox was attempting to unlawfully gain entry into his brothers home. In response to the attempted break-in, Tony Gevedon fired…

A Drug Arrest In Hazard

A Drug Arrest In Hazard On Monday morning, a Hazard police officer reportedly saw a suspicious car parked on Brown Gay Lane. Inside two people who were “acting strange.” The officer spotted a marijuana cigarette on the dashboard of the car and deployed a K-9 unit. A search turned up a loaded 9 MM…

A Shooting in Hazard

A Shooting in Hazard The KSP has reported a shooting on Cabin Creek Rd, located in the Redfox community of Knott Co. During the investigation it was determined that Harold Gevedon, 55, of Redfox was attempting to unlawfully gain entry into his brothers home. In response to the attempted break-in, Tony Gevedon fired shots…

Prayer For Ukraine

Prayer For Ukraine One Eastern Kentucky city is showing its support for Ukraine and its people.A Facebook post from Jenkins City Hall stated Jenkins United Methodist Church plans to hold a prayer vigil for the embattled country currently in a war against Russia right now.The vigil will be held at Jenkins City Park today…