Perry County ATV Trails

Perry County ATV Trails ATVers can rejoice. Perry County will not have to travel far to find an ATV trail.The Perry County Fiscal Court is planning to build an ATV trailhead and RV campground along Kentucky Highway 476 in the Rowdy community.“Anyone’s that’s went to Lexington from Hazard on a Thursday or Friday, you’ll…

Telecommunicators Needed

Telecommunicators Needed Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are announcing there are currently 45 full-time and part-time telecommunicator positions available at 14 post locations across the commonwealth. This is the highest vacancy rate in the agency’s history for telecommunicators, which is one of the most essential roles in law enforcement’s ability…

KY Board Of Education

KY Board Of Education Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed former Johnson County Superintendent Steve Trimble to the the Kentucky Board of Education.Trimble fills a vacancy left by former member Cody Pauley Johnson, who represented the 7th Supreme Court District. He will serve out the rest of Johnson’s term, which ends on April 14, 2024,…

Teacher Dies

Teacher Dies The Pike County superintendent, Reed Adkins, announced the death of a Johns Creek Elementary teacher on Monday.Janet Helvey, 58, was a longtime educator, according to our news partners at the Lexington Herald-Leader. She taught fifth grade.Adkins said Helvey had been a teacher at Johns Creek Elementary for her entire career.She died on…

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…