Sheriff’s Deputy Death

Sheriff’s Deputy Death Officials with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Deputy Alex Spencer died on Saturday.Spencer was set to graduate from the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy in early February.“Alex excelled at the academy and was so excited to be finishing and getting out on his own serving and protecting the citizens…

Elkhorn Helping Tornado Victims

Elkhorn Helping Tornado Victims Elkhorn City officials left a few days ago to take a load of supplies to tornado victims in western Kentucky.“The mayor wanted to show the folks in western Kentucky that their neighbors in Elkhorn City were thinking and praying for them,” Elkhorn City Police Chief Bobby Sexton said. “We’ve been…

Frozen Pipes Tips

Frozen Pipes Tips The snow has moved through the region, but cold temperatures will continue, which could end up costing thousands of dollars worth of damage to your house.As temperatures drop into to the teens water pipes are in danger of freezing.“The number one thing we see that freezes water lines is openings in…

University Of Pikeville Vaccines

University Of Pikeville Vaccines With the Omicron variant in full swing and students returning to campus, the University of Pikeville has partnered with Wild Health and the Pike County Health Department to offer free COVID-19 testing for students, staff, and community members.This event will continue from today until Thursday, January 13, from 1:00 p.m.…

Pike County Storms

Pike County Storms On New Years Day, severe flooding rocked many parts of the Big Sandy region including communities in Pike County. The floods resulted in rescue squads, such as the Pikeville Fire Department’s swift water rescue team, being deployed to help the cause.“We ended up doing a couple of shallow water crossings,” said…

COVID-19 Pill

COVID-19 Pill Health experts are calling a new pill that can help treat COVID-19 a potential game-changer, but getting your hands on one is a bit tricky. Health officials in Kentucky say supplies of the Merck and Pfizer COVID-19 pills are going to be very limited. “If it works as well as they say…

State Of The Commonwealth Address

State Of The Commonwealth Address Governor Andy Beshear gave his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate.Beshear called in lawmakers to focus on bettering Kentucky, addressing addiction and continue economic momentum, and avoid anger or division.The governor started his address by saying while we…

EMT Training

EMT Training Harlan County Judge Executive, Dan Mosley, recently addressed the emergency personnel shortage in Harlan County. “Here with response times we’ve seen difficulty sometimes with response times because of shortage of personnel,” Mosley said.Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a new EMT training program beginning on January 13 in hopes of…

Pike County Road Repairs

Pike County Road Repairs District 12 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is facing many challenges with road repair after major flooding on New Year’s Day. Multiple communities in Pike County were hit hard such as Coal Run Village, Sidney, Belfry, John’s Creek, and Pond Creek. KYTC was also in the process of finishing up…

Soldiers To Kosovo

Soldiers To Kosovo The Kentucky National Guard is sending about 200 soldiers to Kosovo for a year to provide security.The 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry is deploying this week.Guard officials said units from Barbourville, Middlesboro and Ravenna will make up Task Force Mountain Warrior to provide security operations throughout the region.The units will be led…