Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Laurel County

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Laurel County An investigation continues in the case of carbon monoxide poisoning that has left one person dead and two others injured in Laurel County.Around 11:30 Tuesday night, members of the Lily Fire and Rescue responded to a home on Spring Cut Circle to help ambulance crews already on scene.Officials…

COVID-19 Vaccine For Childcare Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine For Childcare Workers Child care workers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement Monday.“We are making a change in that we are moving child care workers to group 1B, the priority group we are currently in,” Beshear said. Source: MG News Return…

Warming Centers Open

Warming Centers Open As a way of helping counties across the mountains have opened warming centers for those who have lost power during the ice storm and need a place to stay warm.In Jackson County, the Judge-Executive Shane Gabbard announced officials there have opened the Tyner Elementary School for use for those who need…

State Of Emergency

State Of Emergency Trees on structures, roadways and utility lines from a second ice storm has created dangerous situations which Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard says he has not seen conditions like this for quite some time. So officials in Jackson County have declared a state of emergency as many people are without…

David Karem Award Nominations Being Accepted

David Karem Award Nominations Being Accepted Kentucky education officials are accepting nominations for the David Karem Award.The award recognizes a policymaker, education leader or citizen who has made a positive, statewide impact on public education in the state, the Education Department said in a statement. It is named for former Kentucky Board of Education…

State Of KY Offices Closed

State Of KY Offices Closed Due to the impact of the latest winter storm that has impacted the state and dangerous road conditions, Gov. Beshear has announced that state office buildings are closed again during the day today. The Governor says “transportation crews have been and will continue to aggressively treat roads as well…

National Guard Helping Boyd County

National Guard Helping Boyd County National Guard members are on duty in Boyd County, Kentucky, helping people who can’t leave their homes on their own due to the slick, dangerous conditions.The county remains under a state of emergency.Boyd County Judge Executive Eric Chaney tells news outlets that it’s sounding and looking like a war…

Hillbilly Days 2021 Is Cancelled

Hillbilly Days 2021 Is Cancelled Unfortunately, the City of Pikeville, in conjunction with the Pike County Health Department, has made the difficult decision to cancel Hillbilly Days 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic according to a city press release.Since 1977, Pikeville has welcomed community members and visitors to enjoy one of the state’s largest…

Pike County Records Decline In COVID-19 cases

Pike County Records Decline In COVID-19 cases The Pike County Health Department is reporting a fairly consistent decline in new COVID-19 cases, though health officials warn that it may be too soon to start shaking hands again.Currently, Pike County’s total number of cases is 5,069 cases, with 997 of those being active cases. 4,021…