Pikeville Recognizes Senior Class

Pikeville Recognizes Senior Class Pikeville High School recognized its 2021 graduating senior class by holding its third annual Senior Decision Day event on the football field on April 30. The event is intended to recognize and celebrate the college and vocational pursuits of the graduating senior class. Source: MG News Return…

McConnell Disagrees With Biden

McConnell Disagrees With Biden US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently announced a resounding “no” to a plan by President Joe Biden to rework the nation’s infrastructure.McConnell visited Louisville Monday for a tour of the Regional Biocontainment Lab at the University of Louisville’s Shelbyhurst Campus.The level-three lab is one of 12 regional labs across…

KY 66 Construction

KY 66 Construction Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that a portion of KY 66 will close on Thursday, May 6.KY 66 will be closed at mile points 32.85 – 32.95 in Oneida.The road will be closed due to construction and road realignment.Drivers will need to use the signed detour through KY 3135…

Beshear Announces Looser Restrictions

Beshear Announces Looser Restrictions Gov. Andy Beshear has announced he is keeping up with plans to loosen restrictions if Kentuckians continue to get the coronavirus vaccine.However, events that have been put on hold are hanging in the balance, with some organizers unable to plan or book gatherings without knowing when Beshear’s restrictions will become…

Kentucky River Drowning

Kentucky River Drowning Deputies responded to a call of a drowning in the North Fork of the Kentucky River near Couchtown Road and Highway 80 Saturday.The responding deputies found a man who they said drowned. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials were also called to the scene.47-year-old Charles Campbell was pulled from the water. Officials…

Missing Child Returns Home

Missing Child Returns Home Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the Lexington Police Department to announce the safe return of a 17-year-old teenager who went missing in July of last year. On July 1, 2020, the teen was reported missing by her family to the Lexington Police Department. An investigation began right away with the…

Justified Shooting

Justified Shooting A Pike grand jury found that a Kentucky State Police trooper was justified in shooting a suspect during an incident in October.According to the grand jury’s report, issued April 28, on Oct. 31, KSP Det. Dustin Thompson, KSP Det. Justin Wireman and Trooper Mark Branham responded to assist Trooper Joshua Scott in…

Pikeville Medical Center Road Construction

Pikeville Medical Center Road Construction Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said Bypass Road between the two Pikeville Medical Center entrances will be closed Monday beginning at 9:00 a.m. for at least three weeks.The road will be closed as crews begin construction on the new underground pedestrian tunnel project.You can enter the hospital through on either…

Knott County Trail Ride

Knott County Trail Ride The 2021 Spring Knott County Trail Ride has begun. Judge-Executive Jeff Dobson says it was an event nearly one year in the making. He says last year was a loss becasue of the pandemic but we plan to come stronger this year says Dobson.Vice-Chair of Knott County Tourism Commission Danny…

KY Mask Mandate Changes

KY Mask Mandate Changes Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated many restrictions with masks remain the same in Kentucky but as Pike County and Kentucky continue to make progress with vaccinations, Gov. Andy Beshear announced mask mandate changes for smaller outdoor events, and the country has resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.As of now…