Helping The Blackjewel Miners

Helping The Blackjewel Miners All proceeds from Panda Garden in Harlan on Wednesday will go to support Blackjewel employees.The Blackjewel coal miners are still awaiting their paychecks. As of Friday, employees have missed two pay periods.The effects of the layoff impacted the entire community and locals said it weighs heavily on everyone.That is what…

Hope House In Hazard Receives Threats

Hope House In Hazard Receives Threats The Hope House in Hazard is temporarily closed.Police say threats include physical violence, and that the facility should be burned.”We do take threats seriously and our plan of action is to prosecute people that are making these threats,” said Hazard police officer James Whitaker. Police say people making…

Blackhawk Files For Bankruptcy

Blackhawk Files For Bankruptcy A coal company with mines in Kentucky and West Virginia has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Blackhawk mining says in a release that the restructuring will allow it to eliminate more than 60 percent of its debt. The company has 10 mining complexes and mines metallurgical coal, which is used in…

Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store

Ribbon Cutting For New Target Store The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Target store near the University of Kentucky’s campus is being held today.The events is a private, invite-only event that gives a sneak peek of the small format store.This event is in preparation for the store’s grand opening, which is Sunday at…

Pikeville Medical Center Hiring

Pikeville Medical Center Hiring Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) held a job fair at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg on Monday.From Starbucks to clinical positions, more than 120 jobs are available.According to officials, PMC is offering full-time registered nurses a $6,000 sign-on bonus or a $350 student loan repayment plan.PMC Chief Nursing Officer, Michelle…

Eagle Scout Honors Fallen Hero

Eagle Scout Honors Fallen Hero Eagle Scout Jacob Frantom handmade a sign in honor of fallen Pikeville police officer Scotty Hamilton.His hardwork was shown off Monday evening when the sign was unveiled.Over three hundred hours were put into the project.After the funeral of Hamilton, Frantom knew he wanted to make his eagle scout project…

KY General Assembly Holding Special Session

KY General Assembly Holding Special Session Gov. Matt Bevin will convene a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly.Bevin made the announcement Monday that the special session will begin Friday, July 19, at 8 a.m.The special session will aim to pass a quasi-agency pension relief bill. This includes relief to agencies such as regional…

Packing Vans With Love For Hazard

Packing Vans With Love For Hazard Hundreds of people packed downtown Hazard for a back to school bash put on by Faith Baptist church from Georgia. The volunteers have made the trek to the region for three years.”It just gets bigger every time,” said Pamela Wallen, a volunteer with the church. “You know, the…