Easter Sunday Celebrations

Easter Sunday Celebrations Easter Sunday was a big celebration this year. Kentucky churches were ordered to close on Easter in 2020 because of the pandemic.The Salvation Army brought people together for a sunrise service at the Lexington Cemetery, Sunday School for the kids, and then worship in the chapel. Major Bill Garrett says it’s…

More Money For Reliable Internet

More Money For Reliable Internet Reliable internet has become a necessity during the past year, with millions of students and employees trading in their desks for home offices. But not everyone has a strong internet connection. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday faster broadband speed is on the way.The governor and Legislature set aside…

Open For Hunting

Open For Hunting A natural area along the Kentucky River is now open for hunting.Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is almost 1,000 acres.The land is located near Lock Dam 13 in Estill and Lee County.The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources received the property as part of the Ross Creek restoration project.…

Verizon Innovative Learning Program

Verizon Innovative Learning Program The Verizon Innovative Learning Program offers a camp full of science, technology, engineering, and math activities all centered around one commonality: Girls.With activities ranging from robotics to augmented reality, the local camp brings middle school students from around the region, grades six through eight, to the Big Sandy Prestonsburg campus.…

Federal Disaster Declaration

Federal Disaster Declaration President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky from winter storms in February, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.The declaration is for harsh weather that hit the state from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19, including an ice storm that left more than 154,000 customers without electricity.The declaration frees up public…

Repeating School Year

Repeating School Year Kentucky school districts now have the option of allowing students to repeat the school year.Last week, Governor Andy Beshear signed Senate Bill 128 into law giving school districts the opportunity to offer a supplemental school year. Several districts in central Kentucky have started accepting applications from parents who are interested.In Madison…

Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Mobile Vaccine Clinic In rural Kentucky access to vaccine options is often limited.“A lot of people you know feel when you live this far away from town, a lot of people feel they get left out sometimes,” said Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosley. “Rural Kentucky matters. Rural parts of Harlan County matter and…

Red River Gorge Resort

Red River Gorge Resort Private investors will buy and hold nearly 900 acres near the Red River Gorge.The Lexington Herald-Leader report the Red River Property Holding Group LLC signed a contract Wednesday buying the land for about $2.25 million.For now, the group will hold onto it.The land outside Slade could turn into a private…

KY Disaster Declaration

KY Disaster Declaration President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky.White House officials say President Biden ordered federal assistance to assist the state and local recovery efforts affected by the severe winter storms, mudslides, and landslides from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19.Breathitt County is included in the declaration to receive fiunding. …

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended The Centers for Disease Control has extended the federal eviction moratorium until the end of June, and Kentucky officials have set up a relief fund to assist tenants struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic. But some landlords are struggling to pay bills as well. They say the state…