State Of The Commonwealth Address

State Of The Commonwealth Address Governor Andy Beshear gave his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate.Beshear called in lawmakers to focus on bettering Kentucky, addressing addiction and continue economic momentum, and avoid anger or division.The governor started his address by saying while we…

EMT Training

EMT Training Harlan County Judge Executive, Dan Mosley, recently addressed the emergency personnel shortage in Harlan County. “Here with response times we’ve seen difficulty sometimes with response times because of shortage of personnel,” Mosley said.Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a new EMT training program beginning on January 13 in hopes of…

Pike County Road Repairs

Pike County Road Repairs District 12 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is facing many challenges with road repair after major flooding on New Year’s Day. Multiple communities in Pike County were hit hard such as Coal Run Village, Sidney, Belfry, John’s Creek, and Pond Creek. KYTC was also in the process of finishing up…

Soldiers To Kosovo

Soldiers To Kosovo The Kentucky National Guard is sending about 200 soldiers to Kosovo for a year to provide security.The 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry is deploying this week.Guard officials said units from Barbourville, Middlesboro and Ravenna will make up Task Force Mountain Warrior to provide security operations throughout the region.The units will be led…

Snow Preparation

Snow Preparation Snow is predicted to make its way into Eastern Kentucky today. With the forecast is calling for several inches of snow, power crews said they are gassing up their trucks now so they can respond if power outages happen.”In addition if there’s more outages than we can handle with our in-house or…

Breathitt County Road Repair

Breathitt County Road Repair KY-30 in Eastern Breathitt County will be reduced to one lane due to a major break in the pavement.The road will be reduced at mile point 30.83.The break is near the Rousseau community, approximately three miles west of KY 542. Signs and barricades are in place, but because of the…

KSP Trooper

KSP Trooper If you’d like to become a Kentucky State Police trooper there’s more time to apply to attend the next academy cadet class.Governor Andy Beshear and the state police announced Tuesday that the deadline has been extended to Jan. 31.Recruitment branch commander Sgt. Michael Murriell said recent events including last month’s deadly tornadoes…

Pike County Schools Flooding

Pike County Schools Flooding Two Pike County schools received minimal damage from the flash flooding this past weekend, and district officials said they plan for students to return to classes today.Superintendent Reed Adkins said that the only schools in the Pike County School District that were damaged by the flash flooding over the New…

First Lady In KY

First Lady In KY First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Deputy FEMA administrator Erik Hooks will visit Bowling Green on Thursday.The First Lady will join Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear to observe recovery efforts following the December 11 tornadoes. Both women will also visit with volunteers who are assisting with tornado…

Pike County Deputy

Pike County Deputy The Pike County Sheriff’s Department said goodbye to a long-time deputy on Sunday.Gary Steven “Butch” McCoy, 70, served the community as a deputy for more than 32 years. He was also once a heavy equipment operator.McCoy was known as a “people person” and friends say he always had a kind word…