Kentucky sees 52 more deaths from COVID-19

Kentucky sees 52 more deaths from COVID-19 Fifty-two more people have died from COVID-19 in Kentucky. The governor says the state also has 2,305 new cases. Of those, nearly 600 are in children. As many as 1,354 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. Nearly 400 are in the ICU, and more than half are on ventilators. The…

KY Chief Justice Retires

KY Chief Justice Retires Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection next year, signaling the end of an era on the state’s highest court when his current term concludes.Minton, who joined the Supreme Court in 2006, said he wanted to give potential candidates ample time…

KY Wounded Heros Recognition

KY Wounded Heros Recognition Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3769 received an $8,000 check presented to the Kentucky Wounded Heroes from East Kentucky Barbell gym and the Bucky Classic Tournament fundraising event that was held the beginning of the month at Pikeville Fire Department Station 3. Source: MG News Return…

Saving A Life

Saving A Life A Wayne County man was recognized on Thursday after he stepped into action to save a person’s life.In July, Jason T. McGinnis witnessed a car accident on Kentucky Highway 92E.The involved car overturned after hitting a rock embankment and burst into flames with the driver still inside.McGinnis ran to the car,…

New Equipment

New Equipment The W.R. Castle Fire and Rescue Squad has some new equipment to use in the future.The squad got the truck from Big Sandy RECC, an electrical company in the community.Big Sandy RECC’s President and GM, Bruce Davis, said it was an honor to donate the truck, and that he only wished they…

Financially Helping Flood Victims

Financially Helping Flood Victims Kentucky Realtors has stepped in to help out several families still suffering after devastating flash flooding.It has been over two months since severe flash flooding swept through Nicholas County and after FEMA aid was first denied in early September, many residents are still wondering if the appeal will be approved.Kentucky…

Court Days Festival

Court Days Festival Kentucky’s oldest running festival is returning this year.Court Days will shut down downtown Mt. Sterling for four days beginning today.The festival started back in the early 1800s and has evolved since then. Tracy Pearce, the tourism director in Mt. Sterling, says, this year, it’ll take another step forward.She says there will…

Police Chase

Police Chase Two people were taken into custody after a driver led a number of police agencies on a 23-mile chase along U.S. 23 in Johnson and Floyd counties.It all began early Wednesday morning several miles north of Paintsville, when the sheriff’s office attempted to first pull over a car driven by 22-year-old Benjamin…

Police Department Milestone

Police Department Milestone A Southeastern Kentucky police department recently reached a milestone in its fight against COVID-19.Officials with the Barbourville City Police Department announced on Facebook last week that all members of the department are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.Police chief Winston Tye said he is relieved, but the station will not stop taking precautions.…