Angel Tree

Angel Tree For the second year in a row, Parents of Angels displayed its Angel Tree in Downtown Hazard Saturday.Angel Tree honors children who have died.It was inspired by the other tree decorations on Main Street, set up by other organizations and businesses.The display helps parents and guardians in the area cope with the…

Eastern KY Shopping

Eastern KY Shopping With the holidays drawing to a close, one department store in Eastern Kentucky fared well during the shopping season.JCPenney in Pikeville saw an increase in sales compared to the 2020 season.“I think that has to do a lot with just us getting back to normal. It’s slowly starting to go back…

Deadly House Fire Charges

Deadly House Fire Charges A juvenile is facing charges after a deadly house fire in Rowan County that killed an 81 year old man.Morehead 911 dispatch received a call at about 12:13 Tuesday afternoon reporting a house fire on Jackson Cemetery Road.The caller reported that heavy fire and smoke were visible. Three individuals had…

Eastern KY Earthquakes

Eastern KY Earthquakes The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported two earthquakes on Thursday morning measuring 2.3 and 2.6.The first was reported on the Breathitt and Wolfe County line, ten miles northeast of Jackson. USGS said it happened around 3:30 a.m. EST Thursday .The second was reported around 5:30 a.m. EST Thursday as well. USGS…

Human Remains

Human Remains Human remains found in the Kentucky River five years ago have been identified as a woman who was reported missing in 1973, officials said Wednesday.The remains belong to Martha Smith Helmick, of Bridgewater, Virginia, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn told news outlets.Helmick was one of three people reported missing in August 1973.…

Pikeville Donations

Pikeville Donations The City of Pikeville recently announced that it will match half of all donations – up to $5,000 – to support recovery efforts in the areas impacted by the tornadoes in Western Kentucky.The City of Pikeville will match half of all donations to the Pikeville Community Kitchen through the Foundation for Appalachian…

No Masking VA

No Masking VA In nearby VA with the omicron variant spreading at a rapid pace, the Northam administration says there are no plans to mandate masks or implement restrictions.“I think most importantly we’ve always followed the science, and we’ve always followed the CDC guidelines, and that’s really what we will continue to do,” said…

Tornado Resource Website

Tornado Resource Website Governor Andy Beshear announced a new resource website for people affected by the tornado damage in Western Kentucky.“We want to make sure that every Kentuckian hurting from and impacted by the tornadoes can easily access the information they need to rebuild and recover from these storms,” said Gov. Beshear. The website…

Head Start Vaccine Mandate

Head Start Vaccine Mandate Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a multi-state lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden’s Head Start vaccine mandate.The mandate is for thousands of staff and volunteers in federal Head Start programs.The lawsuit, filed with 23 other states, argues that the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional.The federal Head Start program promotes school-readiness for…

Treatment Center For Women

Treatment Center For Women A Kentucky addiction treatment center for women is expanding adding nearly 50 fulltime staff.Addiction Recovery Care officials said in a statement that their residential center in Owenton is increasing from 16 beds to nearly 100.Officials said the facility provides several services including detoxification, in-house and outpatient treatment and career opportunities…