Prosper Appalachia

Prosper Appalachia Focusing on teens and young adults ages 16 to 24, Prosper Appalachia, a fairly new organization created by the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment program, is working with other organizations to break down barriers.“Try to increase the opportunities for our young people to live and thrive,” said Prosper Appalachia Founding Director Del Stephens.…

Increased KY Traffic Fatalities

Increased KY Traffic Fatalities An increase in traffic fatalities last year has Kentucky officials urging drivers to focus on safety behind the wheel.The number of fatalities on Kentucky highways rose by 26, with 806 killed in 2021 compared with 780 in 2020, according to data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety…

Pike County Woman Sentenced

Pike County Woman Sentenced A Pike County woman was sentenced to 120 days behind bars in Floyd District Court on April 5, which, according to Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley, was the harshest penalty he has seen for a first-offense DUI in his 26 years as county attorney.Stephanie Goff, 37, of Winnwright Road, Pikeville,…

KY Judge Blocks Measures

KY Judge Blocks Measures A Kentucky judge on Monday blocked Republican-backed measures that would weaken the Democratic governor’s contracting authority and prevent him from challenging laws in court.The two new laws were temporarily blocked by Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Wingate after the GOP-dominated legislature passed them last week over Gov. Andy Beshear’s…

Hazard WiFi

Hazard WiFi If you come into downtown Hazard and you need WiFi, it is now available for free at the Triangle and the Perry County Farmer’s Market.The service was made possible through a USDA Rural Business Development grant in partnership with InVision Hazard, Save the Children and the Perry County Public Library.Leaders said this…

Knox County Schools Lawsuit Dismissed

Knox County Schools Lawsuit Dismissed A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Knox County Schools over chewing gum and eating food in class. The lawsuit, filed by Jane Doe in February of 2022, a ninth-grader who attends L&N Stem Academy, stated the student had a medical condition that made it difficult to pay attention…

Voting Registration Deadline

Voting Registration Deadline Today is the deadline to register to vote in the 2022 primary election.You have until 4:00 Monday afternoon to register.The primary election is on May 17th. Go to https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky. Source: MG News Return to News

New Meal Delivery Truck

New Meal Delivery Truck Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones has handed the keys to a Mitsubishi to the Pike County Senior Citizens program for use as a home meal delivery vehicle. Funding for the vehicle came from the discretionary funding Jones has at his disposal via the Area Development Fund which was established by the…

Hillbilly Days Final Prep

Hillbilly Days Final Prep Pikeville City Manager Philip Elswick said that the final Hillbilly Days board meeting took place on April 13, where they discussed the final details for the festival. Although this year’s festival is expected to run relatively similar to past festivals, he said that one notable change for this year’s festival…

Beekeepers Meet

Beekeepers Meet Beekeepers from across the state and from surrounding states gathered on Saturday for the Southeastern Kentucky Beekeeping School in Whitley County.Several organizations came together to host this event, where new and veteran beekeepers were schooled on bee biology, how to keep their bees healthy and other do’s and don’ts of beekeeping. …