SOAR Summer Summit

SOAR Summer Summit Finding the next big idea in Appalachia is the aim of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) hosting its third annual StartUp Appalachia Pitch Competition this summer.The competition, which will take place as part of SOAR’s Focus Summit at Hazard Community and Technical College June 23, is still accepting applications for new…

Governor Files Suit

Governor Files Suit Kentucky’s Democratic governor recently filed suit seeking to block a new state law that gives Republican officials the power to appoint a majority of members to a key ethics commission.Gov. Andy Beshear’s legal challenge warns that the reconstituted membership on the state Executive Branch Ethics Commission could launch politically based, meritless…

Pikeville Graduation

Pikeville Graduation More than 400 University of Pikeville (UPike) students celebrated their achievements by earning their degrees during the spring commencement ceremonies for undergraduate, graduate and health professions on May 7, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. Graduates and families were able to attend the in-person ceremonies or watch virtually via livestream. Source:…

U.S. Representative Massie

U.S. Representative Massie U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is back in the good graces of Donald Trump, who declared two years ago that the Kentucky maverick should be thrown out of the Republican Party.Massie won Trump’s endorsement Tuesday ahead of the Bluegrass State’s primary election next week. Source: MG News Return to News

Perry County Voting

Perry County Voting There are nearly 20 thousand people registered to vote in Perry County. Perry County Clerk Wayne Napier said his office is prepared for election day.”Now we are doing absentee in-person voting but starting Thursday, Friday, Saturday,” said Napier. “You’ll be able to vote in the courthouse, anyone will be able to…

National Nursing Home Week

National Nursing Home Week This week is National Nursing Home Week.Staff and residents at the Owsley County Comprehensive Care Center are spending the day celebrating and remembering.Debbie Clemons, a registered nurse and MDS Coordinator for the Owsley County Comprehensive Care Center remembers they were hit especially hard by the pandemic. Source: MG…

Floyd County Bridge

Floyd County Bridge A bridge in Floyd County that sees hundreds of drivers every day is not as strong as it used to be. The bridge will be shut down for several months as crews rebuild from the ground up.It’s the KY-550 Joseph Gearheart Bridge that sits over Brush Creek near the intersection with…

Display Art In Capitol

Display Art In Capitol Do you have an artistic idea? Kentucky artists are invited to submit their work for possible exhibition at the state Capitol.A statement from Gov. Andy Beshear says selected artworks will be displayed for six months in the two main halls of the Capitol and in the Team Kentucky Digital Art…

Bath County Grant

Bath County Grant Governor Andy Beshear presented a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, to Bath County to improve emergency services. Governor Beshear also presents more than $72,000 for new sidewalks along U.S. Highway 60.“This investment will help Kentuckians in Bath County get the life-saving health care they need in an emergency,” Gov. Beshear…

Early Voting

Early Voting Early voting begins on May 12 and will last for three days, ending on May 14. Election Day is May 17 and polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The early voting in-person location is Kroger Field. If you’re unable to make it to the polling site, you can mail-in…