Virginia Hands-Free Law

Virginia Hands-Free Law Virginia’s new hands-free law will go into effect on Jan. 1.Under the new law, it will be illegal to hold your phone at all while driving.Violators may be fined $125 for the first offense and $250 for subsequent offenses.The penalties increase for those convicted of violating the hands-free law and reckless…

Magoffin County Receives Vaccine

Magoffin County Receives Vaccine The Magoffin County Health Department received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last week. Within days, according to Public Health Director Pete Shepherd, most of the area’s first responders and medical workers received the vaccination.“Every family in Magoffin County has been affected by this virus. We’ve either had somebody…

Parks And Pages Book Club

Parks And Pages Book Club The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky is inviting the public to read books along with park rangers for a second year.Officials said in a statement that the popular Parks and Pages book club will continue in 2021 with a new theme: “The Civil War: Beyond the…

Perry County Bottled Water Distribution

Perry County Bottled Water Distribution Several water line leaks this week in Perry County resulted in outages, boil water advisories and bottled water distribution, according to City of Hazard Utilities.Water was given out on Tuesday and will resume on Wednesday according to the utility.The water is being distributed at Robinson Elementary School and the…

Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety With temperatures falling, people turn to space heaters for extra warmth, but such heaters cause thousands of fires and hundreds of deaths a year.Every winter, firefighters urge people to follow the following space heater tips to stay safe:- Never leave a space heater close to anything flammable.- Don’t use an extension…

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies Not only are we a few days away from closing the books on 2020, but the start of Girl Scouts cookie season is also nearing.Girl Scouts will begin to sell cookies on January 1st in Kentucky.For those needing to find cookies, Girl Scouts has set up a page on its website…

Stimulus Checks

Stimulus Checks While some Americans may have already received their $600 stimulus payments , Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says those who haven’t will be able to track their checks beginning later this week.Mnuchin said in a series of tweets that the Treasury has delivered a payment file to the Federal Reserve. Paper checks will…

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Even though the holiday has passed us, the Christmas spirit hasn’t left the City of Pikeville just yet.A “Christmas Scavenger Hunt” has people picking up a list of Christmas-themed items and searching all throughout downtown Pikeville.“All of the items that you’re looking for are very visible. They’re either in the windows…

Replacing Roadway Lights

Replacing Roadway Lights Kentucky has launched a statewide project to replace thousands of roadway lighting fixtures with energy saving LED lights.The upgrades will reduce energy consumption of roadway lighting systems by more than 50% and save more than $2.8 million a year in utility and maintenance costs, according to a news release from the…

KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’

KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’ The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday afternoon to increase COVID-19 stimulus checks from $600 to a $2000 proposal endorsed by President Donald Trump.The bill passed the House 275 to 134, besting by two the two-thirds majority needed to pass since the bill was brought up using an expedited procedure.Three…