Gas Buydown Event

Gas Buydown Event A local church in Eastern Kentucky took a unique approach in giving back to its community on Saturday.Summitt Community Church members put on a gas buydown at the Shell Station on Morton Boulevard in Hazard.The event is part of their “I love Hazard” initiative that the church officials put on every…

Search And Rescue Responds

Search And Rescue Responds Wolfe County Search & Rescue members say they were at the right place at the right time Saturday, when they were able to quickly respond to a crash minutes after a training operation ended.Wolfe County Search & Rescue officials say they had just left the training operation Saturday afternoon when…

Carnival Corporation Announces Data Breech

Carnival Corporation Announces Data Breech Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.In a letter to customers, the company indicated that outsiders might have gained access to Social Security numbers, passport numbers, dates…

FEMA Opens KY Help Centers

FEMA Opens KY Help Centers FEMA opened three new regional help centers this week to aid in the efforts to connect more Kentuckians with federal resources after floodwaters poured through the region earlier this year.Officials in Floyd County were on site at the Floyd County Community Center Thursday for the first day of assistance,…

Sailor’s Remains Identified

Sailor’s Remains Identified Officials say the remains of a sailor from Kentucky who died in the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday in a statement that authorities used DNA as well as dental and anthropological analysis to identify 18-year-old Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd…

Employment Incentives

Employment Incentives Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to entice more people back to work to help resolve labor shortages that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame on enhanced jobless benefits.The Democratic governor has steadfastly defended the $300 in extra weekly federal unemployment payments. The supplemental benefits inject $34…

Harlan County Phone Scam

Harlan County Phone Scam The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an alert about a phone scam circulating throughout the county.Deputies say they have received calls from locals saying they were contacted by phone numbers attached to Deputy Stephen Davenport, or the HCSO itself.They warn that spoofing technology allows scammers to trick Caller ID…

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project Meanwhile, the Christian Appalachian Project handed out much-needed items to flood victims in Rockcastle County.During this week’s distribution event officials from the Christian Appalachian Project handed out things like household and furniture items, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and other essential items that people might need. Source: MG News …

Flood Recovery Aid

Flood Recovery Aid If you still need help with federal flood recovery aid, FEMA will be setting up mobile support centers in Clay, Floyd, and Lee counties this weekend.The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer any questions for anyone in the 31 counties listed in the disaster declaration.From…

Fireworks Shortage

Fireworks Shortage Apparently, as the country recovers from COVID-19, fireworks stands around central Kentucky are reporting shipping delays, while customers are planning for big shows.Phantom Fireworks Store Manager Matthew Miley says he doesn’t expect some of the best sellers displayed on shelves to be there very long.“Currently we’re very ahead of this time last…