Estill County Auditor

Estill County Auditor A recently released document from State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office found one Eastern Kentucky county clerk is “not fulfilling her duties as an elected county official”. It shows Estill County’s Jennifer Carter is not meeting mandatory reporting and other statutory requirements as required by law.Some of the issues mentioned in the…

Social Workers Raise

Social Workers Raise Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced a 10% pay raise for Kentucky’s social service workers, hoping to halt the loss of frontline employees demoralized by low salaries and bulging caseloads.The pay increase takes effect Dec. 16 for social workers and family support staff, the governor said. It’s the result of an…

Pike County Health Services

Pike County Health Services A new facility in Pike County is bringing mental and physical health care under the same roof.“We really felt like there was a need here to help the folks in the community,” said MCCC Southeast Kentucky Director Adam Maggard.Mountain Comprehensive Care Center opened a new center and HomePlace Clinic in…

Perry County Fair Board

Perry County Fair Board In partnership with the City of Hazard, Dajcor Aluminum INC. presented $25,000 to the Perry County Fair Board Wednesday.The money went towards paying for the recently installed ice-skating rink at the Triangle Park and the upcoming Christmas in a Small-Town event.Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander said these types of relationships…

KY Capitol

KY Capitol Kentucky’s Capitol and Capitol Annex were placed on lockdown Tuesday morning, following a nearby police chase of an armed man.Two men were fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle before stopping west of the Capitol grounds, media outlets reported. The men fled the vehicle on foot, with one man shooting at officers,…

Martin County Judge/Executive

Martin County Judge/Executive In a post on Facebook, Martin County leader Victor Slone said it was not an easy decision, but says his health is starting to decline following a cancer diagnosis several years ago.“Until recently, I have done well managing this disease, but over the last few weeks, my health has begun to…

Harlan County School Threat

Harlan County School Threat In a Facebook post, administrative officials with Harlan County Schools addressed an alleged threat after a list of students names were found earlier in the week.The list was reportedly found Monday, according to the post. Administrators say they immediately found and questioned the student about the list’s meaning.The student who…

Assessing Damage

Assessing Damage Some communities in Kentucky and Tennessee are assessing damages as a line of severe storms moved through the states.Firefighters in the Scott County, Kentucky, community of Stamping Ground warned people to use caution traveling in town due to downed power lines and other damage. The National Weather Service in Louisville said it…

ATV Riders

ATV Riders Mild weather is bringing more out-of-staters to West VA as sales figures over the past year are showing a likely record number of all-terrain vehicle riders on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia.Sales for the past season could be as high as 25% to 30% over last year’s sales record, said Jeffrey…

Water Funding

Water Funding Gov. Andy Beshear was in Pike County recently to present more than $2.1 million in funding for projects that will deliver clean drinking water and improve sewer infrastructure.“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to strengthen our water infrastructure in every corner of the Commonwealth,” Beshear said during a…