Attracting Tourists

Attracting Tourists A nonprofit organization focused on improving the economy in Eastern Kentucky plans to host a conference this spring that aims to help communities attract more tourists.Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) officials said in a statement that the event on March 7-8 in Ashland will focus on tourism and downtown revitalization.Organizers say it…

Superintendents Resign

Superintendents Resign For the 2022-2023 school year, there are 15 superintendent vacancies that is already close to the 18 vacancies in the 2020-2021 school year.“That’s a high number because there are more to come,” said Rhonda Caldwell, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.One of the superintendents that recently made the…

Hazard Scam

Hazard Scam The Hazard Police Department posted on Facebook warning people in the area of a scam call.Officials with the police department said a man has been calling from an Ashland number, pretending to be a Hazard Police Department Officer.The caller will say there is an arrest warrant for the person that answered the…

Appalachian Road Funding

Appalachian Road Funding Governor Andy Beshear has announced more than $13 million will be going towards Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) funding.The money is from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Appalachian Regional Commission.“Kentucky’s central location in the United States is one of our greatest assets,” said Gov. Beshear. “But there are still…

McConnell Tours Tornado Region

McConnell Tours Tornado Region Senator Mitch McConnell toured the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center at the Kentucky National Guard’s headquarters on Tuesday.The Senate Minority Leader said he is impressed with how Kentucky is handling the aftermath of the deadly tornadoes in the western part of the state on December 10.McConnell shook hands with those working…

Recovery Rally

Recovery Rally BrightView’s London Addiction Treatment Center held a ‘Recovery Rally’ on Tuesday to celebrate one year of working to help the community.The center offers a variety of out-patient and harm reduction services aimed at helping people get back on their feet.Tuesday’s celebration focused on the impact the facility has had on people throughout…

Tornado Relief Fund

Tornado Relief Fund Since December 10, the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund has collected more than $41 million in donations from people across the nation and throughout Kentucky.As suvivors wonder when to expect the funding Gov. Beshear says the first group, who have already received funding, are Kentucky families who’ve lost loved ones.…

Future Of Hazard

Future Of Hazard All the talk was about the future of Hazard at the recent the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander says on the issue of job growth over a thousand new jobs have been crearted in the past three years.Officials talked about job growth and infrastructure, both…

New Trail Town

New Trail Town A city in western Kentucky has become certified as the 25th trail town in the state, officials said.Livermore in McLean County received its certification from the Kentucky Department of Tourism, officials said in a statement.The tourism and economic development program provides a strategic plan for communities, which commit to sharing outdoor…

Eastern KY Grant Funding

Eastern KY Grant Funding It’s now time for Eastern Kentucky communities looking for a little help to complete some local projects to apply for their slice of a funding pie.Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday the Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is accepting applications for the 2022 Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization, also known…