Morgan County Water Funding

Morgan County Water Funding Congressman Hal Rogers visited Morgan County Tuesday, announcing new funding for the county’s water district.The Morgan County Water District received A $1.5 million loan and an $85,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture- Rural Development to fix a pump station, update six miles of waterlines, and replace 300 water…

Record Voter Turnout

Record Voter Turnout With two weeks left until Election Day, Kentucky county clerks are already reporting high turnout for voting.Early voting started last week. It’s the first time early voting without a specific reason has been an option in Kentucky, because of the pandemic.In Boyd County, about 1,700 people have voted early and around…

Greenhouse Construction In KY

Greenhouse Construction In KY An eastern Kentucky agritech company that is cutting the ribbon this week on a massive greenhouse in Morehead is also announcing construction of another large-scale greenhouse in the region. AppHarvest said in a release Tuesday that the second large-scale greenhouse will exceed more than 60 acres when completed in Madison…

KY Teachers Survey

KY Teachers Survey Kentucky education leaders are asking teachers across the state to fill out a survey to get their takeaways on teaching during a worldwide pandemic.Local Kentucky Education Association representative, Missy Salyers says the surveys are aimed to help teachers address any of their concerns without fear of retaliation. Source: MG…

Suddenlink Customers Sound Off

Suddenlink Customers Sound Off For several years, a cable and internet provider has been a hot topic in the mountains, many complaining Suddenlink is not providing quality service. Monday night, the city of Prestonsburg held a public hearing letting people talk to a representative from Suddenlink about their issues.Mayor Les Stapleton urged people to…

Charitable Giving Guide

Charitable Giving Guide Gov. Andy Beshear released a guide to help Kentuckians avoid charity scams as the holiday season approaches.Gov. Beshear said the “Charitable Giving Guide” is supposed to help those identify legitimate charities and avoid scams. Beshear says the Charitable Giving Guide will help Kentuckians ensure their hard-earned dollars are used to help…

Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event Cancelled

Safe Trick-Or-Treat Event Cancelled Kentucky State Police announced Monday that their Safe Trick or Treat event will be canceled.This event has been a holiday tradition in Frankfort for the past 15 years. Annually it draws in nearly 1,000 people in a two-hour time span where KSP volunteers dress up in costumes and hand out…

Drug Take-Back Day Coming Soon

Drug Take-Back Day Coming Soon National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this weekend, and events are scheduled to collect unwanted medications.Kentucky has taken more than 163,000 pounds of unwanted prescription medications at drug take-back events and locations during the last nine years, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says.This week’s event is Saturday.…

Johnson County Mural

Johnson County Mural The first of many in a series of murals in Johnson County is set to begin phase two of its construction on Monday.The project, located at Paint Creek Park beside City Hall, underwent a rigorous 48-hour period as master artists Leslie Heinze and Becky Clay of BlueGrace Studio were tasked with…

Foster Kids’ Christmas Party

Foster Kids’ Christmas Party Organizers for the 22nd annual ELF, Inc. Foster Kids Christmas Party are seeking sponsors to help provide gifts and other items to foster children across the region.The party, which will take place on Dec. 11, hosts foster children, ages newborn to 19 years old, that are under the care of…