Hillbilly Days

Hillbilly Days Hillbilly Days is a famous and historic event in Eastern Kentucky and one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the Commonwealth. In 2020 and 2021, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but officials are planning on a comeback in late April on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. According to…

Teaching America’s Principles Act

Teaching America’s Principles Act A bill that would mandate how Kentucky educators teach students about history cleared its first hurdle on Thursday that supporters say teaches about American principles.The bill is called the “Teaching America’s Principles Act.” The bill’s sponsor said the goal is to unify people, but critics are concerned it will censure…

School Masks In Pike County

School Masks In Pike County During Thursday’s meeting of the Pike County Schools Board of Education, the board discussed changing its county-wide school mask mandate, making the face coverings optional.Superintendent Dr. Reed Adkins said he has been in conversation with teachers and students to see what is best or everyone. So, with that in…

Pike County Man Arrested

Pike County Man Arrested A Pike County man was arrested on several charges recently after an incident in which he allegedly almost hit a Kentucky State Police trooper while attempting to flee in a stolen vehicle.According to an arrest citation, on Feb. 12, KSP Trooper Mahala Lewis was dispatched to attempt to locate a…

Skyline Chili Recall

Skyline Chili Recall Cans of “Skyline Chili Original Chili” are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).Morgan Foods is recalling around 2,205 pounds of Skyline Chili products.The shipped product is cream of chicken condensed soup. Morgan Foods mistakenly mislabeled cans…

Knott County Road Closures

Knott County Road Closures The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced upcoming road closings in Knott County, which will start today.There will repair work scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for two to three days on KY 1098.The closings will be near mile 9.8 on the highway.Officials with KYTC said drivers will need to use…

Whitesburg Recycling

Whitesburg Recycling City of Whitesburg officials are letting everyone know the recycling center is open despite recent rumors that have been circulating that it’s closed.On a Facebook post Wednesday, city officials said rumors have been going around saying the center was closing.Supervisor Terry Cook said this is not true and is not sure what…

Trail System

Trail System In hopes of bumping up interest in adventure tourism, The First Frontier Appalachian Trail System is making connections, starting with the first link in Floyd County.The Floyd County Fiscal Court signed a lease and license agreement with the trail system Wednesday, kicking off the first official link for a project that began…

Water Bill Rate Increase

Water Bill Rate Increase Typical monthly water bills for a Kentucky water district will increase to almost $70 a month beginning April 1.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved the rate increase for Martin County this week.Representatives of the water district had originally requested $56.04 for 4,000 gallons a month at…

Teen Dies In Pulaski County Fire

Teen Dies In Pulaski County Fire Officials are telling news outlets a teenager is dead following an early morning house fire in Pulaski County. Apparently, the coroner’s office was called to a home on Dry Branch Road near Somerset around 4 a.m. Thursday. The victim, who died in the fire, was 16 years old.…