Regional Clerk Offices Changing

Regional Clerk Offices Changing Current regional circuit clerk offices in our area are in Catlettsburg, Jackson, Morehead, Prestonsburg and Somerset. More Kentucky counties, including several in Eastern Kentucky, will soon transition from Circuit Clerks offices to the regional Kentucky Transportation Cabinet centers soon.This week, clerks in Magoffin, Martin and Morgan County stopped doing in-person…

Middlesboro Infrastructure

Middlesboro Infrastructure A grant process that began in late 2018 has reached a positive conclusion for the City of Middlesboro.Coming on the heels of infrastructure improvements over the last few years, the city has received a million-dollar grant through a federal program to upgrade the aging sewer clarification systems.These purification operations are responsible for…

KY Steam Heritage Corporation

KY Steam Heritage Corporation Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation is being named as a recipient of COVID-19 pandemic relief funding from the nonprofit organization Kentucky Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).Kentucky Steam is one of 51 cultural organizations throughout the state named as recipients of the funding through the $1.9…

County Services Switch-Up

County Services Switch-Up More Kentucky counties, including several in Eastern Kentucky, will soon transition from Circuit Clerks offices to the regional Kentucky Transportation Cabinet centers soon.This week, clerks in Magoffin, Martin and Morgan County stopped doing in-person services. In August, Jackson and Lawrence County will make the switch.Following the August transition, 49 of Kentucky’s…

Road Construction In Pikeville

Road Construction In Pikeville Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the outside lanes of U.S. 23 between the Buckley’s Creek and Stone Coal intersection in Pike County will be closed starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th.Crews will start by milling and paving those lanes before working their way to the inside…

New Technology Center

New Technology Center Kentucky officials have celebrated the opening of a $14.7 million technology center serving Estill, Powell and surrounding counties in eastern Kentucky.The center will serve high school and technical college students and provide training for displaced workers seeking new career paths.Gov. Andy Beshear participated in the recent grand opening, along with state…

University Of KY COVID-19 Study

University Of KY COVID-19 Study A University of Kentucky study launching this summer hopes to understand COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among minority populations.Despite experts’ pleas for us to get vaccinated, some communities are still left unsure.Researchers at UK say African American populations are among them.“We are living in an era now where everybody really is…

KY Road Construction

KY Road Construction Drivers who use KY 399 between Ida May and Heidelberg in Lee County will need to find an alternate route on Thursday, July 29th.The highway will be closed at milepoint 4.0 for the replacement of a drainage pipe. The location is just north of the Cressmont Road intersection.Work will begin around…

Governor Beshear Gives School Guidance

Governor Beshear Gives School Guidance Governor Beshear held a news conference Monday afternoon with the following K-12 return to school guidance that includes:• School districts should require all unvaccinated students and adults to wear a mask while indoors.• Districts should require all students younger than 12 years old to wear a mask while indoors.•…

Knoxville Church Backpack Giveaway

Knoxville Church Backpack Giveaway On Sunday, Forward Church in Knoxville hosted their annual Back to School Bash, giving away 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies.Due to the pandemic last year, the church had a drive-through backpack giveaway at South Doyle High School.Church official, Jessica Florea says their backpack giveaway is known to have a…