Clay County COVID-19 Spike

Clay County COVID-19 Spike Clay County is one Eastern Kentucky county that is a hotspot on the state’s COVID-19 incidence map.”According to the records I see, the county is supposed to be one of the highest counties in the state of Kentucky at this time for COVID-19,” said Clay County Judge-Executive Johnny Johnson.According to…

Morgan County K-9 Receives Vest

Morgan County K-9 Receives Vest Morgan County Sheriff’s Office K9, Molly, received a donation of body armor, which is a stab and bullet proof vest, from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.Molly’s vest was embroidered with “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always,” a Facebook post said.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in…

Eastern KY Water Outage

Eastern KY Water Outage Officials in one Eastern Kentucky county are dealing with a potential major water outage.In a Facebook post, the City of Campton Waterworks reports due to a failure to pumps at the water source, all of the water in the distribution system could run out in the coming hours.Officials are asking…

Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine Hesitancy To alleviate vaccine hesitancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is launching an initiative to help those in less fortunate areas across Kentucky.The move has Kentucky Primary Care Association Director of Government Affairs Teresa Cooper thrilled.“The Rural Health Clinics are specifically located in medically underserved areas across the state,” Cooper…

Regional Clerk Offices Changing

Regional Clerk Offices Changing Current regional circuit clerk offices in our area are in Catlettsburg, Jackson, Morehead, Prestonsburg and Somerset. More Kentucky counties, including several in Eastern Kentucky, will soon transition from Circuit Clerks offices to the regional Kentucky Transportation Cabinet centers soon.This week, clerks in Magoffin, Martin and Morgan County stopped doing in-person…

Middlesboro Infrastructure

Middlesboro Infrastructure A grant process that began in late 2018 has reached a positive conclusion for the City of Middlesboro.Coming on the heels of infrastructure improvements over the last few years, the city has received a million-dollar grant through a federal program to upgrade the aging sewer clarification systems.These purification operations are responsible for…

KY Steam Heritage Corporation

KY Steam Heritage Corporation Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation is being named as a recipient of COVID-19 pandemic relief funding from the nonprofit organization Kentucky Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).Kentucky Steam is one of 51 cultural organizations throughout the state named as recipients of the funding through the $1.9…

County Services Switch-Up

County Services Switch-Up More Kentucky counties, including several in Eastern Kentucky, will soon transition from Circuit Clerks offices to the regional Kentucky Transportation Cabinet centers soon.This week, clerks in Magoffin, Martin and Morgan County stopped doing in-person services. In August, Jackson and Lawrence County will make the switch.Following the August transition, 49 of Kentucky’s…

Road Construction In Pikeville

Road Construction In Pikeville Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the outside lanes of U.S. 23 between the Buckley’s Creek and Stone Coal intersection in Pike County will be closed starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th.Crews will start by milling and paving those lanes before working their way to the inside…

New Technology Center

New Technology Center Kentucky officials have celebrated the opening of a $14.7 million technology center serving Estill, Powell and surrounding counties in eastern Kentucky.The center will serve high school and technical college students and provide training for displaced workers seeking new career paths.Gov. Andy Beshear participated in the recent grand opening, along with state…