Rand Paul Campaign

Rand Paul Campaign Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has stockpiled a massive fundraising advantage heading into his 2022 reelection campaign in Kentucky.Meanwhile, the campaign of his most prominent Democratic challenger spent more than he raised in the final three months of last year.Paul had nearly $8 million in campaign funds in the bank at…

White Flag Ministry

White Flag Ministry First Baptist Church of Corbin’s White Flag Ministry is a large volunteer group that works to get hot meals and shelter to those in need.The volunteers say they have seen more people coming in for help this year than in years past. The ministry is asking for financial help more people…

Pacemaker

Pacemaker In December, Saint Joseph London became the first hospital in southeastern Kentucky to offer a leadless pacemaker for patients who need help controlling their heartbeat.The device, about one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker, eliminates the need for wires, which can break or malfunction and create potential for infection.”People who have infections with…

Beshear Appoints New Director

Beshear Appoints New Director Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed a new director of the Kentucky Emergency Management agency.Beginning March 1, Jeremy Slinker will succeed the agency’s outgoing director, Michael Dossett.The governor made the announcement Monday.Dossett is retiring from the agency after more than 44 years of public service.Slinker has been in public service for…

STEAM Innovation Summer Institute

STEAM Innovation Summer Institute A summer program for teachers is bringing computational thinking to classrooms in Eastern Kentucky.The program, titled the Eastern Kentucky STEAM Innovation Summer Institute, is part of a three-year “Computer Science for All” initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. The project, which is called Tough as Nails, aims to research…

Pedestrian Tunnel

Pedestrian Tunnel The pedestrian tunnel project under Bypass Road has nearly reached completion, city officials said, and its public opening is currently planned to take place in late February.Pikeville City Manager Philip Elswick provided an update on the ongoing pedestrian tunnel project, which began construction in late April. He said that there are some…

Pike County’s Omicron Surge

Pike County’s Omicron Surge Pike County’s omicron surge of new COVID-19 cases has surpassed any previous surge the county has faced during the pandemic so far. Pike County is confirming 1,913 active cases. Also, the county has seen 235 COVID-related deaths, 13,001 people considered “recovered” and 15,149 total cases reported since the start of…

All-Clear At Kentucky State University

All-Clear At Kentucky State University An all-clear signal has been given at Kentucky State University after the school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat.The university released a statement saying that law enforcement officials have completed the investigation, searching all campus facilities.The shelter-in-place order has also been lifted and school…

FEMA Dollars To Breathitt County

FEMA Dollars To Breathitt County More than a million dollars in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds are going into Breathitt County.County officials said it will help repair the area from past flood damage.Road Department Secretary Bridgette Banks said all the funds will go towards county road repairs and construction. We have, right now…

Quadrant Jobs

Quadrant Jobs Founded in San Diego, an electric vehicle-related operation will build a facility in Kentucky, creating 200 full-time jobs.Gov. Andy Beshear said the $95 million Louisville plant will be Quadrant’s first mass production facility in the U.S.Those with Beshear’s office said the facility will manufacture rare-earth magnets, which are made from alloys of…