Logan County Illegal Dump

Logan County Illegal Dump An illegal dump in Logan County with tons of trash was picked-up.“We went up there and we cleaned about 6 and a half tons of trash,” said Sheriff P.D. Clemons.Clemons said he and another deputy went to the spot along a road near Pine Creek and cleaned up the mess…

Memorial Day ATV Ride

Memorial Day ATV Ride Knott County officials are preparing for the fourth annual Memorial Day ATV Ride.The event is designed to kick off the summer season, taking place the weekend of Memorial Day.Everyone is invited to come on down to the Mine Made Adventure Park.Knott County Tourism Vice Chair Danny Laferty said it is…

UPIKE Graduation

UPIKE Graduation UPIKE graduation is coming up on May 7th and the university president is reminding those traveling from out of town to book a place to stay as soon as possible especially since the school recently purchased the Hilton Inn leaving fewer hotel choices.The ceremony will take place a The Appalachian Wireless Arena…

Spring Trail Ride

Spring Trail Ride Hoping the rollback of COVID-19 will increase interest, Knott County officials are gearing up for the 2022 Spring Trail Ride.Community leaders are hopeful this year’s event will bring in a big crowd compared to previous events.“I think we’re going to have a record turnout here in May,” Knott County Judge-Executive Jeff…

Isaiah House

Isaiah House The central Kentucky based Isaiah House will host a free and open to the community recovery event in Hazard on Friday, April 29.Wounds to Wisdom will be a presentation from Southern and Eastern Kentuckians on their unique experiences with addiction recovery.The guest speakers will begin presentations at 6:00 p.m. at the Art…

Pikeville Library

Pikeville Library During the April 14 regular meeting of the Pike County Public Library district board of trustees, the board approved the closing of the Pikeville branch library due to Hillbilly Days. The staff will report to other libraries for those days and the Pikeville branch is reopening today. Manwhile, Assistant Libraries Director Delania…

Big Sandy Area Scholarships

Big Sandy Area Scholarships Each year Big Sandy Area Community Action Program (BSACAP) distributes more than $7,000 in scholarships to students in the Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin and Pike County area. The nonprofit organization will be offering ten $500 academic scholarships and one $2,000 Eula Hall Community Advocate Scholarship. Scholarships are funded through the…

Umbrella Alley

Umbrella Alley Hoping to have the project complete in two weeks, the City of Whitesburg’s “Umbrella Alley” project is almost finished.City officials said there have been some minor technical difficulties.While several umbrellas have been donated, some are not the correct ones.Mayor’s Assistant Chris Caudill said if you want to help, they need a specific…

Awarded One Million Dollars

Awarded One Million Dollars A jury has awarded the former Chief Financial Officer of UK HealthCare more than $1 million, saying he was wrongly fired after raising complaints to UK, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.Sergio Melgar was hired at UK HealthCare in 2004.According to reports, Melgar raised several complaints to UK Human Resources in…

Floyd County Bakery Wins

Floyd County Bakery Wins A business in Floyd County beat out 12 others and took first place in Invest 606?s 2022 Business Accelerator and Pitch Contest Saturday.FTD Bakery is owned by Samantha & Trevor Stovall.The couple was awarded $15,000 to help purchase new equipment for the business.Stovall said any local business in Kentucky should…