Pear Tree Program

Pear Tree Program It’s all about the trees at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources department beginning a Bradford pear bounty program.It’s an effort to help landowners replace their Bradford pear trees, which have become an invasive species in Kentucky.While the trees have become widely popular and are known for…

Imagination Library

Imagination Library The Kentucky Senate has voted to establish Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program statewide.The legislation now heads to the House for a vote.With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to children from infancy to 5 years old, free of charge to families,…

Vaccine Mandate Legislation

Vaccine Mandate Legislation An effort to prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Kentucky advanced Tuesday after a state House committee reined in the bill’s reach to exclude private employers.The measure was introduced in early January but made no headway for more than two months until the more limited version cleared the Republican-led House State Government…

Pikeville Fire Year In Review

Pikeville Fire Year In Review Officials from the Pikeville Fire Department and Pikeville Police Department presented their annual “Year in Review” reports to the Pikeville City Commission recently and explained revealed how they saw more emergency activity in 2021, compared to 2020.During the presentations, the department officials shared various details including response activity, highlights…

Student Arrested

Student Arrested A senior student at Pike County Central High School was arrested after the school’s resource officer investigated a report that a student had a gun at school.According to Pike Central School Resource Officer Aaron Thompson, the principal at the school was informed by a student that information was circulating on a social…

KY COVID-19 Shift

KY COVID-19 Shift Public Health Director for the Kentucky River District Health Department, Scott Lockard, said after dealing with COVID for two years, we are beginning to see a shift in how we respond to the virus.He said healthcare professionals hope we will transition from a pandemic to an endemic.“The message we need to…

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month and several health care professionals are using this time to showcase the importance of eating healthier and informing others on the risks that come with poor nutrition.“A lot of different diseases, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, things like that can be affected by the…

Alcohol-Related Crashes

Alcohol-Related Crashes New data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows 2020 was the deadliest year for alcohol-related crashes in over a decade. More than 11,000 people died in those crashes. It is the highest rate since 2008.Compared nationally, Kentucky ranked seventh for year-to-year increases from 2019 to 2020.Advocates such as Mothers Against…

Victory Corps To Europe

Victory Corps To Europe About 300 soldiers from Fort Knox’s Victory Corps are being deployed to Germany and Poland to boster U.S. Army forces in Europe.The Corps already has soldiers stationed at an operational command post in Poznan, Poland, but the Army said last week it is deploying the Corps’ main headquarters to Europe…

Lee County Drone

Lee County Drone The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page is sharing pictures of their new drone.The drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), was bought with funds given to the sheriff’s office by the Lee County Hospital Foundation.Officials with the sheriff’s office said it will help law enforcement with missing person searches and criminal…