Hiking Safety

Hiking Safety The Lexington Fire Department is reminding hikers about safety after a dangerous rescue on Saturday. Always have a fully charged phone, a water bottle and never hike alone. In the latest incident the fallen hiker had potentially life-threatening injuries, according to Lexington Fire and Rescue.“We call it a low-frequency, high-risk event,” Batallion…

Repairing Kentucky Riverports

Repairing Kentucky Riverports Five Kentucky riverports are sharing $500,000 in state money for critical repairs.The sites in Paducah, Eddyville, Hickman, Owensboro and Louisville are receiving grants that will be matched by the authorities that operate the ports, according to Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.Beshear said in a media release that the port improvements would move…

Sunrise Children’s Services

Sunrise Children’s Services Kentucky has reached a contract deal to continue placing youngsters with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency.The agreement comes after Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration removed very controversial language that the agency steadfastly refused to sign.The agreement continues the state’s long relationship with Sunrise Children’s Services. Sunrise is a foster care agency that also…

Pulaski County Intersection

Pulaski County Intersection The push continues to make a dangerous intersection safer in one Pulaski County community.It was a packed house Thursday night at the Eubank Senior Center for a public meeting about the intersection at US 27 and Highway 70.The community wants a stoplight there to prevent crashes, but state transportation officials say…

University Of Pikeville Open House

University Of Pikeville Open House The University of Pikeville will be holding an open house today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Those in attendance will be given a full campus tour. Potential students will have the opportunity to apply for admission, scholarships and discuss financial aid. They will also be able to register for…

Counting COVID-19 Cases

Counting COVID-19 Cases The City of Lexington recorded 53 cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday’s update, the highest one-day increase in the last three months.Health leaders are concerned about the increase in numbers as the new delta variant is spreading quickly.The spokesperson for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department told us, simply put, we are trending…

Boys Steal ATVs

Boys Steal ATVs Two underage boys are facing charges after police say they stole something that was not theirs.Officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook Wednesday about the thefts.We’re told two four-wheelers were stolen early Tuesday morning. An investigation by the department quickly led deputies to the vehicles and to those…

Free School Supplies

Free School Supplies Some schools across the state are giving students their school supplies for free.Estill and Scott Counties are some of those districts.Besides the pandemic, many families in the area were impacted by flooding.Family resource officers there are helping them pick up the pieces by checking off their supplies list. They’re buying all…

Santa Train Drive-Thru

Santa Train Drive-Thru A Christmas season tradition here in the mountains will once again be a drive thru only event this year.Officials with the Santa Train announced the news Thursday morning on Facebook. In the post, organizers say the move is “out of an abundance of caution for all our attendees, volunteers and employees.”The…

Coal Mine Clean-Up

Coal Mine Clean-Up The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the largest bills coming due, according to an environmental group’s new report.Total reclamation liability for the two states is between $4.1 and $5.8 billion, with less than half of that covered…