Governor’s Mandates End

Governor’s Mandates End The Kentucky State Supreme Court decision recently brings an end to Governor Andy Beshear’s management of the state’s COVID response without legislative approval. The state high court allows recently passed laws to stand, restricting the Governor’s emergency powers.“There aren’t going to be anymore lockdowns or shutdowns,” State Senate Majority Leader Damon…

Perry County Road Work

Perry County Road Work If you live or drive through Perry County you can expect to see improved road conditions in the near future.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced that the Perry County Fiscal Court will receive $100,000 in order to fund a slide repair on Napier Ridge Road, according to a news release.The…

Mountain Parkway Construction

Mountain Parkway Construction Construction on a segment of the Mountain Parkway in Magoffin County could cause some traffic trouble Thursday morning.Construction crews will set beams this week on two bridges. The bridges will be over Johnson Creek at mile point 65.7 that will eventually carry a new four-lane alignment of the Parkway, and they…

Baptist Health Vaccine

Baptist Health Vaccine Baptist Health encourages people with weakened immune systems to get a third shot 28 days after their second dose, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many with compromised immune systems likely had a lessened response or no response at all to the vaccines due to their underlying…

University Of Pikeville Recognition

University Of Pikeville Recognition Some encouraging education news! The University of Pikeville gained recognition from a national council on its teacher preparation.The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) published data that showed the school’s excellence in first-time pass rates.UPIKE’s average first-time pass rate on the Praxis II Elementary Education test (56%) was ten percent…

Goforth Resigns

Goforth Resigns Kentucky state representative Robert Goforth has resigned. In his resignation letter, Goforth explained “family and personal circumstances that demand my full attention and focus” in his resignation letter.He was facing domestic violence charges stemming from an incident involving his wife back in April 2020. According to police reports, his wife said Goforth…

Pikeville Man Arrested

Pikeville Man Arrested 41-year old John Caines of Pikeville was arrested on Tuesday following a 90-minute rescue operation involving multiple local law enforcement agencies when he was found acting erratically.“It was a joint effort,” said Pikeville PD Public Information Officer Tony Conn. “Between Pikeville Police Department, Pikeville Fire and EMS, our rope team, our…

God’s Food Pantry

God’s Food Pantry A band of local partners are coming together for what they call a community initiative.“We’re trying to bring food back into the pantries for the holiday season and get them restocked,” Kentucky Power External Affairs Manager Bob Shurtleff said. “And we know they’ve been hit very, very hard through the pandemic…

Deceptive Loan Practices

Deceptive Loan Practices College students in Kentucky have hope for protection against deceptive loan practices by lenders.Kentucky State Representative Patti Minter has announced she is filing a bill currently titled B.R. 96, which would take on predatory lending, according to a news release.She says with this bill, student borrowers can know that their state…

Gigantic Gourd

Gigantic Gourd Eastern Kentucky is on the map again for it’s gigantic gourd debuting at the Kentucky State Fair.Charlie Brown might even be impressed might say “good grief” if he saw the 1,663-pound gargantuan gourd raised by Floyd County farmer Dwight Slone.Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles shared the news on his Twitter. …