Pike County’s Omicron Surge

Pike County’s Omicron Surge Pike County’s omicron surge of new COVID-19 cases has surpassed any previous surge the county has faced during the pandemic so far. Pike County is confirming 1,913 active cases. Also, the county has seen 235 COVID-related deaths, 13,001 people considered “recovered” and 15,149 total cases reported since the start of…

All-Clear At Kentucky State University

All-Clear At Kentucky State University An all-clear signal has been given at Kentucky State University after the school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat.The university released a statement saying that law enforcement officials have completed the investigation, searching all campus facilities.The shelter-in-place order has also been lifted and school…

FEMA Dollars To Breathitt County

FEMA Dollars To Breathitt County More than a million dollars in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds are going into Breathitt County.County officials said it will help repair the area from past flood damage.Road Department Secretary Bridgette Banks said all the funds will go towards county road repairs and construction. We have, right now…

Quadrant Jobs

Quadrant Jobs Founded in San Diego, an electric vehicle-related operation will build a facility in Kentucky, creating 200 full-time jobs.Gov. Andy Beshear said the $95 million Louisville plant will be Quadrant’s first mass production facility in the U.S.Those with Beshear’s office said the facility will manufacture rare-earth magnets, which are made from alloys of…

Tornado Families

Tornado Families Kentucky’s governor handed over travel trailer keys Friday to a group of families that lost their homes when tornadoes tore through parts of the state in December.Gov. Andy Beshear visited hard-hit Mayfield and Dawson Springs in western Kentucky as the families moved into trailers providing “medium-term” housing as they recover from the…

KSP Pikeville Award

KSP Pikeville Award A Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper with Post 9 Pikeville received the lifesaving award during the 2021 Sworn Awards.Trooper Colbert Maynard responded to a medical emergency in Pike County.When Trooper Maynard arrived, he saw a woman in distress due to a possible seizure.After Maynard got to the woman and put her…

New Rescue Truck

New Rescue Truck The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team now have the keys to a shiny new toy. And it’s one that will actually help them save lives.“We used to be a three season destination, but anymore that’s really not the case. It’s four season, people coming in the door whether it’s cold…

Parvo Disease

Parvo Disease Dr. Danika Harvey, Veterinarian at the Appalachian Animal Hospital, says she has several dogs that are being hospitalized for Parvo currently. She says as a pet owner, it is important to stay up to date on your animal’s vaccinations, but veterinarians want to remind dog owners to keep their pet vaccinated against…

Utility Help

Utility Help LKLP Communtiy Action Council is offering LIHEAP crisis benefits to help with energy needs and a new addition, LIHWAP subsidy and crisis benefits, to help with water and wastewater needs.LIHEAP is a low income home energy assistance program.“The crisis component, you have to have a disconnect or a past due on your…

New Economic Development

New Economic Development Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky has landed new economic development projects expected to deliver more than 1,000 jobs and nearly $161 million in investments.He said the announcements reach across multiple key industries.Beshear announced continued growth in agritech, as 80 Acres Farms moves forward with plans to locate a new “vertical farming”…