Umbrella Project

Umbrella Project Umbrellas of any color, size or pattern are being accepted by the City of Whitesburg for an upcoming county project.Spearheaded by Artist Mia Rouse’s “Art on Main” project, the plan is to add “Umbrella Alleys” to each major city in Letcher County. Anyone wanting to donate, can drop off their umbrellas at…

Letcher County Church

Letcher County Church A new church in Letcher County held its first ever service Sunday.Created by former drug addict and Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) employee, Michael Clark, the group is called Rooted Church.Clark said they will currently be hosting services at CANE Kitchen in Whitesburg.“It’s about 12-thousand square feet in Isom. We’ll be able…

Homeowner Assistance Fund

Homeowner Assistance Fund Governor Andy Beshear announced a partnership with the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) on Monday to launch the Team Kentucky Homeowner Assistance Fund.The assistance program aims to help homeowners affected by the pandemic pay back their mortgage and other home-related expenses.The program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. Qualifying homeowners…

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center

Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center officials have announced that, after 14 years, it will be moving to a new location in Pikeville this spring.APCC has been located at 193 Main Street for about 14 years, and Executive Director Kay Hammond said that they have saved money throughout those years with the…

Funding For Illegal Dumping

Funding For Illegal Dumping Gov. Andy Beshear has announced grants totaling nearly $1 million will be distributed to 18 counties to help clean up 80 illegal dumps.Counties receiving grants must agree to provide a 25% match.But the state could waive the local match requirement on cleanups that cost more than $50,000.Counties receiving the grants…

Teen Center

Teen Center Mountain Comprehensive Care will soon have a new teen Drop-In Center.The center, which will be in Leslie County, will be offering events, activities, food and therapeutic services to youth in the area.The drop-in center will be open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. year-round, according to the announcement.Construction on…

Hotel Deaths

Hotel Deaths Two people died on Friday at a Quality Inn Suites in Kentucky that had to be evacuated because of high levels of carbon monoxide.La Grange police were called to the scene just before 5:00 p.m. after a 911 call reported two people unconscious at the hotel, according to a news release from…

Students Grocery Delivery

Students Grocery Delivery Two students from South Laurel High School have created a grocery/food delivery service.Called CJ On The Way, anyone wanting their groceries or food delivered can contact Connor Hollon or Jared Baker.The service gives the county a local delivery option at a cheaper rate.Baker said they charge 4.99 plus 50 cents a…

Valentine’s Day Shopping

Valentine’s Day Shopping With Valentine’s Day just around the corner small businesses in downtown Pikeville are helping out those coming in searching for that perfect gift for their special someone.“You’ll be able to find something that’s handmade, locally made, or just something that’s different,” said Appcycled owner Jasmine Meade. “Everyone likes to have something…

Generator Safety

Generator Safety The Ice Storm across the Commonwealth is cauing power outages, which means some might switch to generators as a source of power.The Bowling Green Fire Department has some general tips and reminders before turning on a generator.First, make sure your generator is outside and a safe distance away from your house. BGFD…