Jackson Regional Testing Site

Jackson Regional Testing Site The Jackson Regional Testing site is officially for driver’s testing.Kentuckians living in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties will now be using the Regional Testing Site for Class D, M, or commercial driver license needs.The testing site will be open Monday – Friday.In order to make an…

Wolfpit Industrial Park

Wolfpit Industrial Park During a special called Pike County Fiscal Court meeting May 28, court members reacted to the recent award of $1.9 million in federal funding for the Wolfpit Industrial Park.The funding for the construction of water and sewer infrastructure will be coming from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA).“This money will help…

Water Sports Rentals

Water Sports Rentals The Perry County Kayak and Canoe Rental is now open for the summer.The rental service was also closed last year, Like several community pools and outdoor activities across the region, in order to follow safety recommendations.Now open, people can rent a kayak and canoe for five dollars per boat for either…

Elkhorn Artist Collaborative

Elkhorn Artist Collaborative Elkhorn City’s Artists Collaborative Theatre has been named one of 12 community theaters across the country that will present at the National Festival of the American Academy of Community Theatre, which will take place virtually later this month.The American Academy of Community Theatre (AACT) is a non-profit corporation that serves community…

Perry County Pool Reopens

Perry County Pool Reopens Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Perry County Pool was closed in order to follow safety guidelines.“It was a big impact I think because it really hit home to me…when we got into the pandemic and you come over here and it’s quiet and nobody here, it’s a cultural shock,”…

KY Schools

KY Schools As Kentucky school districts look to regroup after a year of challenges from the pandemic, the Prichard Committee, an education advocacy group, is encouraging parents and communities to get involved as districts get funding from the American Rescue Plan.More than $2 billion will be distributed among Kentucky’s school districts over the next…

Visiting Correctional Facilities

Visiting Correctional Facilities Governor Andy Beshear, along with state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble, have announced that in-person visitation will resume at state correctional facilities beginning on June 20.Visitation dates and times can now be scheduled for all facilities operated by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice.…

Jobless Benefits Controversy

Jobless Benefits Controversy Although the jobess benefits are set to expxire in Septemebr in KY, Sen. Mitch McConnell says Kentucky’s acceptance of extra jobless benefits now are hurting back-to-work efforts as employers struggle to find help.The Senate GOP leader’s comments Wednesday were a dig at the Democratic governor.Gov. Andy Beshear says the weekly $300…

KY Education Award

KY Education Award A former Kentucky education commissioner has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy.The Kentucky Board of Education announced during a board meeting Wednesday that the award goes to Terry Holliday, who served as state education commissioner from 2009-15, the Kentucky Department of Education…

SOAR Announcement For Corbin

SOAR Announcement For Corbin Gov. Andy Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, SOAR leaders and leaders from the City of Corbin are holding a news conference with a special announcement about the 2021 Shaping Our Appalachian Region, or SOAR, Summit.The 2020 event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.During the event, it was announced that…