Take Back Day Coming

Take Back Day Coming Baptist Health Corbin is gearing up for its 20th annual Take Back Day, where anyone can dispose of unused prescription drugs.Kristin Cox is a pharmacist with the facility and she is calling on everyone to fight against the ongoing opioid crisis.“This is a great opportunity to bring your unwanted and…

Pikeville Dispatchers Are Heroes

Pikeville Dispatchers Are Heroes Dispatchers at the Pikeville Public Safety Office, as well as many other local and nationwide dispatchers, are being recognized this week as part of National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week.9-1-1 Public Safety Director Paul Maynard stressed the importance of dispatchers in the community and the duties they have to protect and…

Restrictions Ending Soon

Restrictions Ending Soon Governor Andy Beshear just announced that when 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, restrictions will be removed.The restrictions to be removed include capacity restrictions, physical distancing requirements for nearly all venues, events and businesses that cater to 1,000 or fewer people.According to Beshear,…

New Wildlife Management Area

New Wildlife Management Area A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky.The Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres (405 hectares) across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties, the Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources said in a statement.The former…

ATV Friendly Driving

ATV Friendly Driving With spring in full swing, means more and more people are enjoying the outdoors and common sense is needed.City of Jenkins officials said they are having issues with people inappropriately driving ATVs and four-wheelers on city streets.“If they’re going to go to the local gas station, get gas, and go on…

Distracted Driving Law

Distracted Driving Law Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky State Police are shining a light on the distracted driving law to help save lives.“Anything that you’re doing in the vehicle that results in a crash or causes you to make a moving violation, the distracted driving law actually enhances the original citation,” Sgt. Kevin Kobi…

No-Knock Warrants Limited

No-Knock Warrants Limited No-knock warrants are being limited in Kentucky.Gov. Andy Beshear signed Senate Bill 4, which is a justice reform measure aimed at protecting both police and the public. At least one local law enforcement agency already decided to strike out this strategy.The bill is one of three signed Friday by Gov. Beshear.…

Urging Vaccine Sign-Up

Urging Vaccine Sign-Up Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to sign up for thousands of open vaccination appointments next week, warning that the state is in a race to head off the threat from COVID-19 variants.At least 16,000 appointments are still open for COVID-19 shots next week in several Kentucky communities, the governor said…

AppalachiaCorps

AppalachiaCorps A paid summer internship program is set to launch this summer called AppalachiaCorps.The two to four-month internship program is designed to help students who are driven and want to serve their community. This internship opportunity will help them learn and research in Eastern Kentucky and the greater Appalachian region. Officials says students will…

Governor’s School For Entrepreneurs

Governor’s School For Entrepreneurs The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will add a second summer session this year to accommodate increasing demand, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said.The program allows Kentucky high school students to focus on product innovation during a three-week residential program. Teams of students develop a business model, design a prototype and pitch…