Prestonsburg Movie Theater

Prestonsburg Movie Theater For years, the people of Prestonsburg have been without a movie theater, but the Mountain Arts Center seeks to change that.The MAC recently erected a 30-foot wide, 20-foot tall screen as part of a project that has been four years in the making.Organizers hope to screen up to 40 movies a…

Confederate Statue

Confederate Statue The United Daughters of the Confederacy has filed a lawsuit against Daviess County over a Confederate statue.The group claims they own the statue sitting on the courthouse lawn.In a filed complaint, the Kentucky UDC says the fiscal court is infringing on their right to the statue. They say county officials shouldn’t be…

Festival Returns

Festival Returns As festivals start to make a return to the mountains after being canceled last year due to the pandemic, officials with one of Kentucky’s longest-running events have hit the ground running.In a Facebook post, organizers with the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville announced well-known country music duo Maddie & Tae will…

Promoting Highway Safety

Promoting Highway Safety Governor Andy Beshear has announced plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools to help protect students, educators and families.Beshear assigned the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway plan.The money will be used…

House Fire Deaths

House Fire Deaths Authorities in Kentucky have released the names of two people who died in a house fire in Louisville.Ronald Bush, 62, and Sierra Bush, 26, died of smoke inhalation, the Jefferson County coroner’s office said in a news release Sunday Source: MG News Return to News

USPS Scam

USPS Scam You may have received a text message supposedly from USPS with a link asking you to confirm details about a delivery or package, but experts say don’t take the bait.The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says this type of phishing is called “smishing.”Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said people need to be skeptical…

Motorcycle Club For Kids Fundraiser

Motorcycle Club For Kids Fundraiser The Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club recently raised $1,700 for students in the autism classrooms at West Whitesburg Elementary and Whitesburg Middle School. Officials from the club presented the money to the school on Tuesday.James Pratt, the president of the organization, tells WYMT he wants everyone to know the club…

Hospital Walkway

Hospital Walkway In an effort to help keep employees, patients and visitors from having to cross a busy highway to get to their facility, officials with Pikeville Medical Center announced they are building an underground pedestrian bridge.We’re told the tunnel, which will run underneath KY 1426, also known as Bypass Road, will allow people…

Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter Montgomery County sheriff’s office says a pet rescue organization has shut down and its operators have been charged with animal cruelty after cats and dogs were found living in “deplorable conditions.”According to the sheriff’s office, deputies executing a search warrant found more than 100 dogs and 150 cats this week at Caring…

Eastern KY Airports Funding

Eastern KY Airports Funding Sen. Mitch McConnell announced Monday that 30 Kentucky airports will receive a total of $12,858,789 to continue operations and keep travelers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.The federal funding distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was made available by the bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020.The BReathitt…