Fire Department Grant

Fire Department Grant The Hindman Volunteer Fire Department received a $10,000 grant.The grant was awarded to the department from the Fire Commission.Fire Chief Preston Hays said it will go towards new personal protective equipment.“It costs a lot of money to run the fire department and PPE is one of the things that we have…

Three Mile Creek Farms

Three Mile Creek Farms Baby sheep and bay goats sre among those animals at three Mile Creek Farms in the Dorton community of Pike County that rescues abused or unwanted farm animals and gives them a place to live happy, healthy and full lives.“Some animals come from situations that are horrific,” said Three Mile…

Kentucky Economic Development

Kentucky Economic Development Site Selection magazine ranked Kentucky at the top of the South Central region in economic development project announcements per capita in 2021. The Commonwealth is ranked third in the nation.A part of that success in Somerset, where Mayor Alan Keck is guiding his hometown through Kentucky renaissance.Somerset is ranked a top-100…

Read Across America

Read Across America As a way of getting past just being in uniform, trroopers with the Kentucky State Police dropped in to some local schools this week to show kids they can do more than bring out the handcuffs.As the area schools celebrate Read Across America Week, guests have been popping in to read…

Pike County Senior Citizens

Pike County Senior Citizens Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones took time during the recent Pike Fiscal Court’s special meeting to once again explain how the Pike County senior citizens program operates and who makes the decisions regarding the program.“There has been a lot of misconceptions over the operation of the senior citizens program,” Jones…

FEMA Assistance

FEMA Assistance Gov. Andy Beshear said President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration that qualifies severe storms in Kentucky from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2 as a major disaster and ordered federal assistance for some recovery efforts.Federal funding is available for eligible local governments and private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for…

Funeral Home Scam

Funeral Home Scam Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is warning people of a possible scam involving local funeral homes.Sheriff Robinson said he was contacted by Rominger Funeral Home about the scam.According to officials, the scammer is calling families of people who recently died and demanding bank information for payment with funeral bills.Wes Rominger, Vice…

Stronger Street Drug

Stronger Street Drug Eastern Kentucky has seen increasing overdoses recently. Health professionals have said this is due to a new fentanyl-laced drug.“We’ve seen approximately six overdoses on the north end of our district in Lee, Wolfe, Owsley Counties, with one fatality,” said Scott Lockard, the Kentucky River District Health Department, Public Health Director. “There…

Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping The Martin County Sheriff’s Department is working to crack down on illegal dumps around the county.Looking at a dump along with a hillside, Sheriff John Kirk said, “This is what you would expect Haiti to look like where they don’t have the resources to dispose of their garbage or the incomes that…

RN Program

RN Program With April 15th as thee deadline for the next RN program, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is offering a new initiative aimed at offering free tuition to nursing students.The initiative is called 4FreeNursing at HCTC.”We are doing all we can to address the critical shortage of nurses across the state,” said…