Pikeville Master Gardners

Pikeville Master Gardners Pikeville Master Gardeners and members of Appalachian Roots Garden Club with the cooperation of the Pike County Extension Office are holding a Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, May 1 at the Pike County Extension Office parking lot (beside south end of the Pikeville Pond).The actual swap starts promptly at 10 a.m.…

EKU Aviation Students

EKU Aviation Students Aviation students at EKU can now get flying experience without ever leaving the ground thanks to the university’s new 2D/virtual reality flight simulation lab.EKU is the only university with a flight school in the commonwealth and the lab will help them to continue to make a name in the aviation industry.With…

Mountain Parkway Expansion Project

Mountain Parkway Expansion Project This spring, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, several projects are underway in Morgan, Magoffin, and Wolfe counties for the Mountain Parkway Expansion project. The project manager says paving is underway on the new westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway in Morgan County. Westbound traffic will begin using the…

Louisville Officer Retiring

Louisville Officer Retiring Although he says an on-going investigation has not affected his decision, the Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment is retiring.Police spokesperson Beth Ruoff tells news outlets that Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is planning to retire from the Louisville Metro Police…

Eastern KY High Schools Rank High

Eastern KY High Schools Rank High With more than 17-thousand schools evaluated, U.S. News & World Report ranked many Eastern Kentucky schools in the top 50 public high schools in Kentucky in the 2021 Best High School rankings.Pikeville High School was ranked 12th and has a 99% graduation rate and Harlan County High School…

More Flooding Assistance

More Flooding Assistance With flooding costs sitting at 72-million dollars, Governor Andy Beshear requested federal funding to assist more counties severely impacted by the flooding from February 27 through March 14.This comes after President Joe Biden granted Beshear’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky on Friday, April 23. That declaration only covered…

Laurel County Vaccines

Laurel County Vaccines In Laurel County, less than a third of the population has gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, and starting today, the shots are coming to them as a federal program launches with FEMA to administer at least 42,000 shots in the next six weeks. It’s welcome attention for rural eastern Kentucky.In Laurel County,…

KY Kingdom Opening

KY Kingdom Opening Last year, Kentucky Kingdom went on a roller coaster ride of its own, from shutting down for half the season due to COVID-19 to selling the park. This year, staff is hopeful business will improve as they announce new offerings under new ownership.Kentucky Kingdom will officially open for the season on…

KY State Park Construction

KY State Park Construction Kentucky State Parks announced on Tuesday that the main lodge building at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park will be repaired.The lodge will be closed to the public indefinitely.The guest room wings will remain open and the repairs will not impact guest reservations.Dining services will be temporarily relocated to the conference…