Rural Telehealth

Rural Telehealth The COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of telehealth services in patient care, allowing patients to get a diagnosis and treatment from the comfort of their homes.Now, it’s being used to help doctors in rural hospitals give specialized care remotely.“The impact of this program is huge in terms of taking care of these…

Drowning Awareness

Drowning Awareness According to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission, drownings are on the rise even in Kentucky. Yearly 380 children younger than 15 years old drown each year. Home pools make up about 70% of the deadly incidents.EMS officials are warning parents that having your own pool can cause more danger…

American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan Kentucky is receiving billions in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan, but there are still a number of questions as to how that money can or should be spent. The state has already received a number of applications for water and sewer projects.Some of the money is headed directly to…

KY Leaders Connect

KY Leaders Connect With the goal of closing the gap between the urban and rural sections of Kentucky, several local leaders met up with Louisville business and education leaders Tuesday to discuss potential collaboration efforts, hoping to help benefit all of Kentucky.It was a meeting of the minds, as Clay County officials talked about…

Camp Invention

Camp Invention Pikeville Elementary is hosting its annual “Camp Invention” June 14-18 which seeks to educate students in kindergarten through 6th grade on the importance of STEM-related fields and collaborate to solve everyday problems in today’s world. Students are eager to be back in person, hands-on, and working with one another again. Events are…

KY 52 Road Construction

KY 52 Road Construction Road construction notice for dirvers using KY 52 to travel between Beattyville and Jackson.This Saturday, June 19th, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the road will be closed at MP 20 near Monica, just west of the KY 2017 intersection.The closing will allow crews to replace a drainage pipe.Work…

Agriculture Program For Rural Areas

Agriculture Program For Rural Areas A new program announced Tuesday by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) could help those in struggling rural areas create good-paying jobs and support new business opportunities in high-growth fields.The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program aims to help communities find their best assets and create ideas to…

Weekend Storms

Weekend Storms Some storms made quite a splash over the weekend.“We had one person that drove into high water. Her car stalled out in the water. She was rescued by an off-duty Georgetown Firefighter, but she was rescued before any crews could get there after the 911 call was made.”Scott County EMA Director Mike…

Father’s Day At The Zoo

Father’s Day At The Zoo Fathers will get free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Father’s Day.According to a news release from the zoo, kids can bring their fathers to the admission windows to receive a free ticket.No advanced reservation is required.Attractions include the zoo’s newest father – gray seal Boone – and his…

State Parole Board

State Parole Board A Kentucky prosecutor went to court Monday to try and stop a recent policy change by the State Parole Board. The change would give dozens of convicted killers another chance at parole, some as early as next month.When we found out about that change, a commonwealth’s attorney told WKYT’s Victor Puente…