New Housing Development Underway In Hazard

New Housing Development Underway In Hazard Construction on a 15-home subdivison in Hazard is now underway. The neighborhood called Gurney’s Bend is being built at the site of a former strip mall and is named for Appalachian author Gurney Norman. It’s a partnership between the City of Hazard and the Housing Development Alliance. Officials…

Beshear Increases Capacity Limits

Beshear Increases Capacity Limits Gov. Andy Beshear announced that, starting on May 28, capacity will increase for certain events, businesses and indoor and outdoor events.In his announcement, Beshear said that, starting May 28, all events and businesses with 1,000 or fewer people can increase to 75 percent capacity, and all indoor and outdoor events…

Distributing COVID-19 Relief Funds

Distributing COVID-19 Relief Funds Lexington officials received a 151-page document this week detailing how they can spend the money for COVID-19 relief.Lexington will receive about $121 million from the American Rescue Plan.Mayor Linda Gorton’s chief of staff, Tyler Scott, says the money will be disbursed in two payments. According to the U.S. Department of…

Reopening The Ferry

Reopening The Ferry A ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri is expected to resume operations this week, officials said.The Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed on May 5 for engine maintenance. Several parts had to be ordered for repairs, but Capt. Jeremy Newsom said he was optimistic that work can be…

Congressman Hal Rogers Visits

Congressman Hal Rogers Visits Government and jobs were the topics for a Harlan Middle School social studies class as Congressman Hal Rogers joined the 5th grade class for about 45 minutes for a question and answer session. He introduced himself and discussed the region he serves, as well as the challenges Eastern Kentucky faces…