Heaven Hill Strike

Heaven Hill Strike As the contract impasse with its union members continues, Heaven Hill has begun the process of hiring permanent replacement workers.More than 400 Heaven Hill employees have been on strike for the past five weeks.UFCW Local 23D – the union for the workers – and Heaven Hill have tried to reach an…

Test To Stay Program

Test To Stay Program Whitley County is involved in the “Test to Stay” program allowing students and staff to participate in in-person learning after being exposed to COVID-19.In the past, if you were exposed, you were expected to quarantine a full 10 days, but with Test to Stay, you can come to school and…

Cumberland Gap Tunnel

Cumberland Gap Tunnel In celebration of its historic opening 25 years ago the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, which is one of only two of its kind in the U.S is having a tunnel party.The mountain tunnel, which is on I-25E, crosses the state line into Tennessee. It was originally opened, in part, to restore the…

Pantry Facebook Ban

Pantry Facebook Ban A southern Kentucky food bank is concerned they will not be able to let their community know about important events on social media anymore.God’s Food Pantry in Somerset has not been able to post anything on Facebook page for several days. The social media giant told them that recent posts went…

Planting Drug Evidence

Planting Drug Evidence A former Pulaski County constable who intended to run for sheriff was sentenced Monday to eleven years and eight months in prison, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.Michael Wallace, who was convicted on charges of planting drug evidence on people to create a false pretense for searches and arrests, will have to…

University Of Kentucky Solar Energy

University Of Kentucky Solar Energy The University of Kentucky will purchase 44% of the output of a new 125-megawatt solar power facility, through an agreement with its electricity provider, Kentucky Utilities Company, the university said.The McCracken County facility is expected to be online in 2025. The solar facility is expected to provide roughly one-third…

Local Author Publishes Book

Local Author Publishes Book A local author, G.L. Blackhouse of Breathitt County was signed by a publishing company in April of 2020 and is now receiving media attention for her first book, Butterfly Secrets.After the death of her grandfather, Blackhouse was 10-years-old when she began writing as a way to cope. She continued writing…

License Driver Regional Offices

License Driver Regional Offices Two more mountain counties will soon transition to regional offices to get driver’s licenses later this month. Clay and Leslie County will transition from circuit clerks to offices operated by the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet (KYTC) on October 25th. One of the regional offices is already open in Manchester.Regional offices in…

Stopover In Pike County Road Work

Stopover In Pike County Road Work Break repair work is scheduled to begin today at 7 a.m. on Ky. 194 near Stopover in Pike County. The work location is at milepoint 70.75, 1.55 miles south of the intersection of Ky. 194 and Ky. 2059.The work zone area is located between the portable traffic signals…

Shop With A First Responder

Shop With A First Responder After being revamped last year due to COVID-19, Shop With a First Responder in the City of Pikeville is scheduled to resume its traditional form this year.“While we had the gifts and food boxes, we couldn’t have the party for the kids last year but we’re on track for…