McConnell Urges Vaccines

McConnell Urges Vaccines Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is imploring unvaccinated Americans to take the COVID-19 shot.He issued a stark and grave warning Tuesday that the U.S. risks a repeat of last year’s caseloads if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.Speaking at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell urged Americans to ignore the “demonstrably…

Hazard Signage

Hazard Signage If you take a visit through downtown Hazard, you will find new “wayfinding signs.”In a Facebook post, City of Hazard officials said they are excited to see the signs going up downtown.InVision Hazard wrote a grant for the new signs, a Facebook post said. Officials thanked Community and Economic Development Initaiti1ve of…

KSP Cruiser Contest

KSP Cruiser Contest After a second place showing in a national contest last year, the Kentucky State Police is asking for your help to take the top spot.The American Association of State Troopers “America’s Best Looking Cruiser” contest is underway.This year, KSP’s entry is a 2015 Camaro, equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 producing…

Owsley County Road Construction

Owsley County Road Construction Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials warned drivers in the Owsley County area that a road will be closed due to drainage pipe replacements today.KY 708 will be closed in two locations between milepoints 0.6 and 0.7 and between milepoints 2.2 and 2.3, for replacement of two drainage pipes.The first location…

Looking For Employees

Looking For Employees With a 15-hundred dollar work incentive by most employers, the Kentucky Career Center hosted a job fair in Hazard Tuesday as part of its Hire-A-Bration series going on through the end of the month.The fair in Hazard featured employers from healthcare, mining, telecommunications and shipping industries. Trish Adams, the Agency Ambassador…

KSU President Resigns

KSU President Resigns Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II has resigned.Brown submitted his resignation to the board of regents, effective immediately, at a Tuesday morning meeting.The board immediately went into closed session Tuesday morning for two items, one discussing “litigation”, and the other, a matter discussing either the appointment, discipline, or dismissal…

Elkhorn City Council Approves Budgets

Elkhorn City Council Approves Budgets During a regular scheduled meeting, the Elkhorn City council voted unanimously after second readings, to approve budgets for the water district in the amount of $263,250, the sewer department in the amount of $275,000 and the city budget in the amount of $482,650.After the vote, Darrell Maynard with Eastern…

Pikeville Gas Outage

Pikeville Gas Outage In response to an ongoing gas outage that began Friday, officials with one of the companies involved have released a statement.The Kinzer Companies says following a safety inspection on the lines servicing the Robinson Creek and Hurricane Creek areas, crews found “serious leaks in populated areas” that led to an “imminent…

Alley On Main Opens

Alley On Main Opens With the hope of bringing new life to the downtown area near Paintsville owners say you don’t have to look any further for somewhere new to eat or looking for something to do on the weekends.Alley on Main will open its doors on August 6th, bringing in live music or…

Knott County Farmer’s Market Expansion

Knott County Farmer’s Market Expansion Definitely a plus for older or disabled people, the Hindman Settlement School received $5,445 to expand the Knott County Farmer’s Market.The funds are part of a statewide push to diversify agriculture and develop rural communities. The market expansion in Hindman is important to officials who see it as a…