Economic Development

Economic Development Hoping to bring more than 25 jobs to the area, two economic development projects were announced in Clay County at the Eastern Kentucky University Manchester campus.They are in partnership with Adventhealth, Volunteers of America and Appharvest.The two projects are called Lettuce Grow and Downtown Manchester Development.Lettuce grow will bring two hydroponic farms…

Crashing Into Eastern KY Church

Crashing Into Eastern KY Church Here’s an unusual story. A congregation is picking up the pieces after a portion of God’s Direction Church in Catlettsburg caught fire Sunday evening.Deputies say the fire started after a driver, who was under the influence, crashed into the building.Timothy Butler, who is in his 60s, has been arrested…

At-Home Testing

At-Home Testing Health officials are saying that testing, along with more people getting vaccinated, is going to help us stop the surge we’re seeing with omicron.In Woodford County, health leaders announced a new shipment of at-home tests that residents can pick up for themselves. Officials in Woodford County say that those at-home test kits…

Perry County ATV Trails

Perry County ATV Trails ATVers can rejoice. Perry County will not have to travel far to find an ATV trail.The Perry County Fiscal Court is planning to build an ATV trailhead and RV campground along Kentucky Highway 476 in the Rowdy community.“Anyone’s that’s went to Lexington from Hazard on a Thursday or Friday, you’ll…

Telecommunicators Needed

Telecommunicators Needed Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are announcing there are currently 45 full-time and part-time telecommunicator positions available at 14 post locations across the commonwealth. This is the highest vacancy rate in the agency’s history for telecommunicators, which is one of the most essential roles in law enforcement’s ability…

KY Board Of Education

KY Board Of Education Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed former Johnson County Superintendent Steve Trimble to the the Kentucky Board of Education.Trimble fills a vacancy left by former member Cody Pauley Johnson, who represented the 7th Supreme Court District. He will serve out the rest of Johnson’s term, which ends on April 14, 2024,…

Teacher Dies

Teacher Dies The Pike County superintendent, Reed Adkins, announced the death of a Johns Creek Elementary teacher on Monday.Janet Helvey, 58, was a longtime educator, according to our news partners at the Lexington Herald-Leader. She taught fifth grade.Adkins said Helvey had been a teacher at Johns Creek Elementary for her entire career.She died on…

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has set up several locations around the region to drop off live, undecorated Christmas trees.Fisheries biologists can use the live trees to create and enhance aquatic habitat for fish.Annually we collect about 7,000 trees that people donate to this program,” Kevin Kelly from the Department of Fish…

Holiday COVID-19 Testing

Holiday COVID-19 Testing Because of holiday travel there appears to be a spike in the demand for COVID-19 testing across the nation and Eastern Kentucky is no different.Dr. John Jones, the Medical Director with Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, said his team is prepared.“I think we have all the supplies on hand,” he…

FB Scam

FB Scam Floyd County Sheriff’s Department officials are waring of a scam making the rounds on Facebook Messenger.They say it involves a message requesting your cell number to recover an account before sending a code and request.Deputies warn not to provide any numbers, codes or personal information because this information can be used to…