Advanced Long-Term Care

Advanced Long-Term Care The ARH Advanced Care long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are set to open in Pike and Perry counties in 2022.The projects have been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to purchase equipment.These facilities are designed for patients with medical conditions requiring highly specialized care for more…

Charter Schools

Charter Schools After years of inaction, charter schools would gain a foothold in Kentucky and be supplied with a permanent funding stream under a bill advanced by Republican lawmakers Tuesday.The bill calling for an initial round of charter school openings barely mustered enough support to clear the House Education Committee, sending the measure to…

Liberty Utilities

Liberty Utilities Officials with Liberty Utilities have shared more on the company’s purchase of Kentucky Power and how it plans to lower rates for customers, while maintaining operations in Eastern Kentucky.Liberty Utilities announced on March 18 that it has negotiated with AEP to purchase Kentucky Power and maintain its operations in Eastern Kentucky. Liberty…

One East KY

One East KY The president and the CEO of One East Kentucky recently tendered their resignations, so the company is looking to fill the positions.Mark A. Gooch, who is the current chairman of the board for One East Kentucky, said he and others involved with the organization are thankful for the work of Chuck…

Overriding Gubernatorial Votes

Overriding Gubernatorial Votes The Kentucky legislature was busy Monday in overriding gubernatorial vetoes.Two bills that came as the result of the pandemic and were vetoed by Governor Andy Beshear have become law through the legislature’s veto override power.Governor Beshear vetoed both House Bill 4 and Senate Joint Resolution 150 and the Republican majority of…

Pikeville Projects

Pikeville Projects The Pikeville City Commission gave several approvals during its meeting on March 14 related to various projects within the city.First, during the March 14 meeting, the commission approved East Kentucky Contracting Change Order No. 1 for $7,557.46, for renovations to the Pikeville City Hall first floor offices, and it approved Jigsaw Enterprises,…

Hillbilly Days Returns

Hillbilly Days Returns After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillbilly Days will return to downtown Pikeville this year.Pike Judge-Executive Ray Jones signed the proclamation during the Pike County Fiscal Court meeting March 15 setting April 21 through April 23 as the 44th Hillbilly Days. Some of the money…

Searching For Miner

Searching For Miner Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet officials say they are looking for James D. Brown, 33, of Lynch who was working at the D-29 Darby Fork Mine in Holmes Mill in Harlan. They say a section of a roof collapsed.Brown has 13 years of mining experience as a roof bolter. He began…

Jobless Benefits

Jobless Benefits Legislation aimed at revamping rules for jobless benefits was vetoed Friday by Kentucky’s governor, who condemned it as a “callous” measure that would spur more population losses in rural regions.The bill – requested by business groups – would increase work-search requirements for people receiving jobless benefits and tie the length of time…

Black Balloon Event

Black Balloon Event 20 organizations came together in Perry County over the weekend, hosting a “Black Balloon” event.Event Coordinator Pamela Wright said they were trying to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic.She said they were showing support for those battling addiction.The event also featured mental health and recovery options, linkage to healthcare, food, Narcan,…