Corbin Run

Corbin Run The City of Corbin held a successful Colonel Sanders Half Marathon & 10K Race recently and raised approximately 10-thousand dollars.Seeing more than 200 people participate, the proceeds gathered went to the city’s backpack program.Corbin Tourism Executive Director Maggy Monhollen said given the turnout, they plan to make it an annual event. …

Holiday Animals

Holiday Animals Many people decide to buy animals as gifts each holiday season and, more often than not, these animals are surrendered to shelters just weeks after they are brought home.According to the ASPCA, 6.3 million animals enter animal shelters each year.According mto the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter in Hazard if you’re considering…

Mine Grant

Mine Grant Earlier this week, Gov. Andy Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers announced a $1 million Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program grant is going to the Cowan Community Action Group in Letcher County.Officials with the group plan to use the money to equip the Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market Pavilion with cold storage, commercial…

Funding For Rural Housing

Funding For Rural Housing Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced more than $3 million in funds to help people living in rural areas across the country, including here in Kentucky.USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Thursday. Of the $3.6 million dollars being funneled into Kentucky, almost $322,000 will go to…

KY Roads Fatalities

KY Roads Fatalities Saying it’s related to the pandemic, in the first half of 2021, traffic fatalities increased 13% on Kentucky’s roads.In 2020 traffic deaths increased 8% from 2019. Some Researchers, like Nick VinZant, a Senior Research Analyst at QuoteWizard.“We continue to see traffic fatalities increase,” VinZant said. “Initially, when we looked at statistics…

Star City

Star City The city of Prestonsburg is prepping for the holidays. Since early September, the city has been hard at work preparing for its annual display of Christmas lights at Archer Park.The town has done a light display for nearly 20 years. City officials say the show keeps getting bigger and the Star City…

Getting Kids Vaccinated

Getting Kids Vaccinated While some districts are extending Thanksgiving break, one eastern Kentucky school district is extending Christmas break in hopes more younger students get vaccinated.Fleming County Schools says Christmas break will begin December 20.Students will return to school on January 10.The superintendent says the extra week will allow five to 11-year-olds to get…

Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung Cancer Awareness Saying that Kentuckian suffer lung cacner more than other parts of the country, Governor Andy Beshear joined supporters of lung cancer awareness at the state capitol on Wednesday.Governor Beshear began his news conference announcing that any adult, 18-years-old or older, is eligible to receive their COVID-19 booster shot.Governor Beshear proclaimed November…

Pink Friday Shopping

Pink Friday Shopping In preparation for holiday shopping lots of people know about “Shop Small Saturday” which hits the calendar shortly after Thanksgiving.However, small businesses in Pikeville are gearing up for a different sale this week.“Pink Friday” is a local alternative to the upcoming Black Friday sales.Business owners are encouraging locals to stay local…

Safe Holiday Travel

Safe Holiday Travel With the holidays quickly approaching, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, KYTC, and Office of Highway Safety officials, KOHS, are sending Thanksgiving travelers important lifesaving reminders – buckle up and put the phone down.According to KOHS, each year in Kentucky, distracted driving results in more than 50,000 crashes, more than 15,000 injuries, and…