Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has set up several locations around the region to drop off live, undecorated Christmas trees.Fisheries biologists can use the live trees to create and enhance aquatic habitat for fish.Annually we collect about 7,000 trees that people donate to this program,” Kevin Kelly from the Department of Fish…

Holiday COVID-19 Testing

Holiday COVID-19 Testing Because of holiday travel there appears to be a spike in the demand for COVID-19 testing across the nation and Eastern Kentucky is no different.Dr. John Jones, the Medical Director with Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, said his team is prepared.“I think we have all the supplies on hand,” he…

FB Scam

FB Scam Floyd County Sheriff’s Department officials are waring of a scam making the rounds on Facebook Messenger.They say it involves a message requesting your cell number to recover an account before sending a code and request.Deputies warn not to provide any numbers, codes or personal information because this information can be used to…

Paying Attention To Your Health

Paying Attention To Your Health Since healthcare professionals are predicting a surge in COVID-19 cases for the upcoming weeks, they are encouraging everyone to keep physical health in mind moving into the new year.“We still have people who are hospitalized from Thanksgiving, so they were still hospitalized from Thanksgiving to Christmas from COVID,” said…

Coal Severance Tax Funds

Coal Severance Tax Funds Some of Kentucky’s poorest counties are using coal severance tax funds that were originally meant to bolster local economies to pay past debts, according to a published report.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports it analyzed how eight eastern Kentucky counties with high poverty levels spent $6.2 million in coal severance tax funds…

Cancelled Flights

Cancelled Flights On Christmas Eve, passengers were leaving Louisville with back-up plans after more than 3,500 flights had to be canceled globally for Christmas Eve and Christmas.The problem erupted when airlines crews began calling in sick with the COVID-19 omicron variant.United and Delta were hit particularly hard with more than 300 flights canceled between…

Angel Tree

Angel Tree For the second year in a row, Parents of Angels displayed its Angel Tree in Downtown Hazard Saturday.Angel Tree honors children who have died.It was inspired by the other tree decorations on Main Street, set up by other organizations and businesses.The display helps parents and guardians in the area cope with the…

Eastern KY Shopping

Eastern KY Shopping With the holidays drawing to a close, one department store in Eastern Kentucky fared well during the shopping season.JCPenney in Pikeville saw an increase in sales compared to the 2020 season.“I think that has to do a lot with just us getting back to normal. It’s slowly starting to go back…

Deadly House Fire Charges

Deadly House Fire Charges A juvenile is facing charges after a deadly house fire in Rowan County that killed an 81 year old man.Morehead 911 dispatch received a call at about 12:13 Tuesday afternoon reporting a house fire on Jackson Cemetery Road.The caller reported that heavy fire and smoke were visible. Three individuals had…

Eastern KY Earthquakes

Eastern KY Earthquakes The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported two earthquakes on Thursday morning measuring 2.3 and 2.6.The first was reported on the Breathitt and Wolfe County line, ten miles northeast of Jackson. USGS said it happened around 3:30 a.m. EST Thursday .The second was reported around 5:30 a.m. EST Thursday as well. USGS…