Muhammad Ali’s Childhood Home

Muhammad Ali’s Childhood Home A fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to raise enough money to renovate and reopen a museum at Muhammad Ali’s childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky.The nonprofit Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum is trying to raise $5.8 million that would be used to build a welcome center and for…

Nearby Active Wildfires

Nearby Active Wildfires Nearby, the Virginia Department of Forestry reports there are two active wildfires as of Thursday morning in Buchanan County.The department’s fire response map reports one fire is at Weller Yard and burning at 300 acres. It has been 10 percent contained.The other fire is being reported slightly northwest of the Weller…

New Restrictions Activate Today

New Restrictions Activate Today Earlier this week, Gov. Andy Beshear announced new restrictions in the fight against COVID-19. They go into effect Friday afternoon at 5 p.m.The new steps are in effect for at least three to six weeks. Private gatherings will be limited to your immediate household plus one other household or a…

AppHarvest In Morehead

AppHarvest In Morehead AppHarvest has planted its first tomato crop at the company’s high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Morehead, Ky.The crop is scheduled to be harvested and available at leading U.S. grocery stores in early 2021.The Morehead facility spans 2.76 million square feet, the equivalent of 45 football fields. It’s the first of…

Naming The News Children’s Hospital

Naming The News Children’s Hospital The new Children’s Hospital under construction at Pikeville Medical Center will be named for a couple and their life-long love of medicine, the hospital and the community.Thanks to a generous donation to Pikeville Medical Center Foundation for Quality Healthcare from longtime PMC physicians Drs. R.V. and Jyothi Mettu, the…

KY Support Agencies Receive Federal Funding

KY Support Agencies Receive Federal Funding Three agencies that support prevention of abuse and domestic violence are receiving $1.4 million from Kentucky’s portion of federal coronavirus relief funds, officials said.The advocacy programs assist people affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said in a news…

Perry County Schools Postponed

Perry County Schools Postponed In response to Gov. Beshear’s new COVID-19 guidelines Wednesday, Perry County Schools announced that all instruction, including virtual and NTI, will be postponed until January 4.In an e-mail to parents, Superintendent Jonathan Jett said in-person learning is not an option right now given current statistics for the county. The measures…

God’s Food Pantry Needs Help

God’s Food Pantry Needs Help God’s Food Pantry in Somerset says they’re expecting we’re going to have some big exponential increases when the electric shut-offs, the utility shut-offs start happening, evictions in the first of January.There’s always a need for donations of food and money at God’s Food Pantry, but now there’s the need…

KY Driver Licensing Offices Open

KY Driver Licensing Offices Open Four Kentucky driver licensing offices have reopened this week after being sanitized due to exposure to the coronavirus, but others are staying closed longer than expected, officials said.A regional office in Jackson and four smaller field offices in Catlettsburg, Bowling Green and Owensboro reopened this week as planned. …

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Restrictions

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Restrictions Officials at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital announced that the building is returning to a “zero-visitor protocol” following a recent surge in COVID-19 transmission across Eastern Kentucky.The announcement came via the hospital’s Facebook page, with some exceptions to the rule, including:• Obstetric patients may have one visitor• Patients who are…