Younger Population Impacted

Younger Population Impacted Cases of COVID-19 appear to be at a plateau in Kentucky. However, reports of variants are ticking up, and are mostly impacting the younger population.40% of the COVID cases reported in Kentucky this month have been in people 29 or younger. These age groups also make up the fewest vaccinated.Strains of…

New Leader For KCTCS

New Leader For KCTCS The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) now has a new leader.On Wednesday, the KCTCS Board of Regents announced Dr. Paul Czarapata will be the next president, only the third since the system was formed in 1997.Czarapata has been serving as the interim president of the system since October.…

Prestonsburg Movie Theater

Prestonsburg Movie Theater For years, the people of Prestonsburg have been without a movie theater, but the Mountain Arts Center seeks to change that.The MAC recently erected a 30-foot wide, 20-foot tall screen as part of a project that has been four years in the making.Organizers hope to screen up to 40 movies a…

Confederate Statue

Confederate Statue The United Daughters of the Confederacy has filed a lawsuit against Daviess County over a Confederate statue.The group claims they own the statue sitting on the courthouse lawn.In a filed complaint, the Kentucky UDC says the fiscal court is infringing on their right to the statue. They say county officials shouldn’t be…

Festival Returns

Festival Returns As festivals start to make a return to the mountains after being canceled last year due to the pandemic, officials with one of Kentucky’s longest-running events have hit the ground running.In a Facebook post, organizers with the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville announced well-known country music duo Maddie & Tae will…

Promoting Highway Safety

Promoting Highway Safety Governor Andy Beshear has announced plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools to help protect students, educators and families.Beshear assigned the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway plan.The money will be used…

House Fire Deaths

House Fire Deaths Authorities in Kentucky have released the names of two people who died in a house fire in Louisville.Ronald Bush, 62, and Sierra Bush, 26, died of smoke inhalation, the Jefferson County coroner’s office said in a news release Sunday Source: MG News Return to News

USPS Scam

USPS Scam You may have received a text message supposedly from USPS with a link asking you to confirm details about a delivery or package, but experts say don’t take the bait.The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says this type of phishing is called “smishing.”Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said people need to be skeptical…

Motorcycle Club For Kids Fundraiser

Motorcycle Club For Kids Fundraiser The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club recently raised $1,700 for students in the autism classrooms at West Whitesburg Elementary and Whitesburg Middle School. Officials from the club presented the money to the school on Tuesday.James Pratt, the president of the organization, tells WYMT he wants everyone to know the club…

Hospital Walkway

Hospital Walkway In an effort to help keep employees, patients and visitors from having to cross a busy highway to get to their facility, officials with Pikeville Medical Center announced they are building an underground pedestrian bridge.We’re told the tunnel, which will run underneath KY 1426, also known as Bypass Road, will allow people…