Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs

Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs Federal officials have released emergency funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding last month in Kentucky, officials said.Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that $2 million is available to the state.Heavy rain fell across Kentucky beginning on Feb. 3 and caused flash flooding and…

Spike In GED Sign-Ups

Spike In GED Sign-Ups Kentucky has seen a spike in the number of people signing up for GED testing after Gov. Andy Beshear announced in January the fees would be waived.The governor’s office said there has been an 81% increase in the number of signups for the testing, and a 38% increase in those…

EKU Restructures Classes

EKU Restructures Classes Eastern Kentucky University will restructure the spring semester for the week of March 16 through March 20.The university is advising students not to return to campus immediately after spring break. Residence halls will close temporarily. Exceptions will be made for students with alternative housing options. EKU housing will provide additional information.Online…

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons Governor Andy Beshear has suspended visitor access at state prisons as a further step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many county jails are following the governor’s lead and limiting visits for the near future.Big Sandy Regional Detention Center is among those suspending all visitation. The jail will…

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged churches across the state to cancel worship services to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus.Recommending cancellation of church services this week is a “big step” and “some won’t agree with it,” Beshear acknowledged.The governor announced other steps to try to…

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward A nearly decadelong effort to build a military veterans’ nursing home in south central Kentucky reached another milestone Tuesday when Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation to provide $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs.The governor was joined by a group of lawmakers and veterans at the statehouse signing…

Importance Of the U.S. Census

Importance Of the U.S. Census The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Student Senate is focusing on informing people of this year’s U.S. census and its importance.Every 10 years the census comes around but this year there is a heightened importance for the people in Eastern Kentucky to participate.Kim Sergent, KVEC Social Studies Instructional Specialist, says…

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April Local groups in Pikeville are preparing to hold events in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April.. In Pikeville, many organizations and volunteers have worked with Pikeville’s Department for Community Based Services office and Judi’s Place for Kids…

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down More fallout from the coronavirus in Kentucky, as concerns spread across the state over the new strain of coronavirus, Berea College announced Tuesday it is canceling classes for the rest of the semester.The college is stopping instructional activities at the end of the day on March 13.This means professors…