Celly The Bear

Celly The Bear Appalachian Wireless officials announced on Friday people can now take selfies with “Celly” the bear.You can find “Celly” at the Main Street Entrance of the Appalachian Wireless Arena.“Appalachian Wireless loves partnering with our communities to help in any way we can,” officials said in a Facebook post. “When offered the opportunity…

KY Flooding

KY Flooding District Ten of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has issued warnings of high water in several areas.In Estill County, this includes KY 1571 between mile markers 4-5 and KY 3328 between mile markers 0-1.In Powell County, this includes KY 11, KY 613, KY 1057, KY 1184, and KY 2026.Water is also over…

Foster Care Case Reviewers Needed

Foster Care Case Reviewers Needed Volunteers are being sought in nearly half of Kentucky’s counties to review cases of children in the foster care system, officials said.Citizen Foster Care Review Boards want people who can review cases to ensure that foster children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, a statement…

Pro-Life Measure In KY

Pro-Life Measure In KY The Kentucky House passed a measure that’s aimed at adding language to the state constitution to ensure it doesn’t offer protections for abortion.The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the Republican-led House on a 76-20 vote after a long and impassioned debate. The measure now goes to the Senate.The proposal, if approved…

Appalachian Center For The Arts

Appalachian Center For The Arts The Appalachian Center for the Arts is preparing to open its newest exhibit.“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is an exhibit from the Smithsonian that takes a look at rural America, diving into the ways rural areas have changed and grown across the nation over the years. There’s rural New…

No Knock Warrants

No Knock Warrants Nearly a year after a young black woman was killed in a deadly police shooting, the state legislature is advancing a bill dealing with No Knock warrants.Senate Bill Four would not entirely ban the use of No Knocks, but it would limit them.Many support the bill, but some in Louisville claim…

KY Highway Fatalities

KY Highway Fatalities The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the preliminary numbers for highway fatalities in Kentucky last year.According to the report KYTC’s Office of Highway Safety, the initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities in 2020, compared to 732 in 2019, a five percent increase.“2020 was a year of devastating loss for Kentuckians,…

More Vaccines In Pikeville

More Vaccines In Pikeville Pikeville Medical Center is fast tracking who’s up next to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.PMC is moving to phase 1C, five days before the state does with regional vaccine sites. The group now eligible to receive the vaccine includes: those over the age of 60 and anyone 16 and older with…

Blackjewel Receives Court Order

Blackjewel Receives Court Order Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel has been ordered by a federal judge to clean up a Kentucky mine site.In a bankruptcy court ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Benjamin Kahn said the Bell County site presented a potential threat and ordered Blackjewel to excavate and treat coal mining ponds until the company is…