Laurel County Cemetery Vandals

Laurel County Cemetery Vandals The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who vandalized a cemetery.Deputies said someone drove a large truck into a cemetery off of Sinking Creek Road at Willie Green Road. Officials said the suspect knocked over multiple grave markers.Anyone with information is asked…

Mingo County Health Department Increases Testing

Mingo County Health Department Increases Testing In an effort to send students back to the classroom, the Mingo County Health Department is starting an initiative to increase testing for COVID-19.According to the health department’s director Keith Blankenship, the Mingo County Health Department has challenged people to create videos promoting the need for testing.Blankenship says…

Ky Teen Charged With Grandparents’ Death

Ky Teen Charged With Grandparents’ Death A Kentucky teen has been charged with murder in the deaths of his grandparents, authorities said.The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that deputies conducting a welfare check Tuesday night at a home found two people dead. Authorities didn’t immediately release their names or how they…

University Of Kentucky Vaccine Trials

University Of Kentucky Vaccine Trials The University of Kentucky along with two Kentucky hospitals will conduct a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.UK will partner with Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s phase three clinical study. The study will evaluate Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine…

Contact Tracing In KY

Contact Tracing In KY With surging cases in the commonwealth, health experts rely heavily on contact tracing to help get control of the spread.However, lately, community compliance is getting in the way.If hearing it in the governor’s daily COVID-19 press briefings isn’t enough, health leaders hope seeing the spread on the state’s incidence rate…

Shriner’s Hospital Donations

Shriner’s Hospital Donations The Appalachian Wireless arena has opened its lobby to donations, accepting small packaged toys that Hillbilly Christmas in July organizers will take to Shriners Hospitals in a few weeks. Organizers say it is the least the community can do for the children, offering a little distraction during their hospital visits.“They’re sitting…

Virtual Education In Elliott County

Virtual Education In Elliott County Education will remain virtual in Elliott County due to the high incidence of COVID-19 there.Elliott County Schools officials made that announcement Thursday night.In-person instruction was supposed to resume Monday, Nov. 9, but will be delayed based on COVID-19 statistics.Elliott County was among 80 Kentucky counties (nearly two-thirds of the…

Former Non-Proft Director Sentenced

Former Non-Proft Director Sentenced The former director of a western Kentucky nonprofit has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $25,000 from the organization that police said went to pay social media scammers.McCracken Circuit Court Judge W.A. “Tony” Kitchen declined a request on Monday that David Boggs, 51, receive probation, saying…

Avoiding Cuts To State Agencies

Avoiding Cuts To State Agencies Kentucky’s budget situation appears solid enough to avoid cuts to state agencies or the Road Fund as state revenues bounce back despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The Democratic governor said Wednesday he anticipates being able to balance the state’s current fiscal-year budget without further cuts. He…

Second Chance Santa

Second Chance Santa With Christmas less than two months away, Second Chance Santa in Manchester is gearing up for its toy giveaway.“It gives kids a second chance to have a Christmas, also it gives the toys a second chance to be played with,” said Tina Napier who started Second Chance Santa.Napier started the charity…