Camp UNITE Kicks Off 13th Year

Camp UNITE Kicks Off 13th Year Camp UNITE kicked off their 13th year of camp on Tuesday in Whitley County.The camp is part of Operation UNITE which serves 32 counties in Eastern and Southern Kentucky. It helps fight and prevent substance abuse.The campers who attend are in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.They participate in…

Affording Insulin

Affording Insulin Officials say the climbing cost of insulin is leading some people across the border into Canada, looking for a cheaper price.Meanwhile, one Kentucky group is now pushing for lower prices inside our borders. The members of the local chapter of “Insulin For All” met Monday night in Lexington to discuss the measures…

Possible Jobs For Miners

Possible Jobs For Miners Tuesday the Perry County Fiscal Court laid the groundwork for the possibility to bring hundreds of jobs to the region.If the company comes to the area, it could create 400 to 600 jobs.”It’s another exciting day. We don’t have them yet, but we’re at the table talking with them,” said…

WWII Monument Planned In Kentucky

WWII Monument Planned In Kentucky Planning is underway for a monument in Ashland, Kentucky that would list the names of all people from Boyd County who served in World War II.The Independent reports the Ashland Rotary Club is planning a 79-foot wall that would have 6,700 names laser-etched on it. Cheryl Spriggs is spearheading…

One Parent One Scholar House Needs School Supplies

One Parent One Scholar House Needs School Supplies One Parent Scholar House is collecting schools supplies for families in need.Parents can pick up extra supplies for the organization, which provides single-parent families with affordable housing, higher education opportunities and a child development center with a five-star rating.Supplies needs include backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, erasers…

Popular Floyd County Man Passes Away

Popular Floyd County Man Passes Away A Floyd County man who dedicated his life to helping many in Eastern Kentucky died Saturday.Donald D. Parker was a Vietnam veteran and served with several fire departments.”So his whole life has been serving other people,” said his son Will Parker.”He served one tour in Vietnam. He sold…

Pension Relief Passes House

Pension Relief Passes House Governor Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal has narrowly passed the state House after a more than three-hour debate as a midsummer special legislative session continues.The 52-46 vote Monday was a pivotal test for Bevin’s plan to assist regional universities and quasi-governmental entities strapped by surging retirement costs. Those agencies include public…

New Pavilion Space Coming To Hazard

New Pavilion Space Coming To Hazard The Perry County Farmers Market will be getting a facelift from its current location.Jennifer Weeber, the food coordinator with the Community Farm Alliance, says it’s a way to bring the community together.”It can be an opportunity for our community to come together. Have an outdoor space in which…