Flags At KY State Capitol

Flags At KY State Capitol If you drive by the Kentucky State Capitol, you’ll see thousands of American flags. Each one honors a Kentuckian who died from COVID-19.The temporary memorial is being taken down this week, and families of the victims are able to pick up a flag to remember their loved ones.The flags…

Letcher County Phone Scams

Letcher County Phone Scams Letcher County law enforcement are making you aware of several phone scams. In one, people in Letcher County are receiving calls from a person claiming to be kids or grandkids that need money to get out of jail or out of the hospital. Another involves callers posing as federal grant…

IRS Sending Checks

IRS Sending Checks The IRS will begin sending advances on annual child tax credits Thursday for qualifying families as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed earlier this year. Biden signed off on the new law in March, which will pay as much as $300 per child on a monthly…

KY Auditor Running For Governor

KY Auditor Running For Governor Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon filed papers Monday to become the first official 2023 Republican candidate for governor.In a letter announcing his decision to run, Harmon says Kentuckians have had their liberties and their livelihoods stolen. He says he’s not making a lot of promises, but he intends to rely…

Fishtrap Lake Marina Closed

Fishtrap Lake Marina Closed It appears that the marina at Fishtrap Lake will remain closed for the remainder of the season in Pike County.The marina was closed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year after declaring it unsafe.Since the closing, bids have been entertained by the Corps for someone to take…

Response To Resistance

Response To Resistance The Hazard Police Department has received a “Response to Resistance” training simulator.“The training that they received both in the academy and through this response to resistance simulator gives us real life scenarios of what to do deal with and how to deal with it,” said deputy chief James East.The simulator training…

Local Airports Receive Funding

Local Airports Receive Funding Several airports across our region are benefiting from federal funding from the US. Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements.Five airports in Eastern Kentucky, one in Southwest Virginia and one in Southern West Virginia will receive thousands of dollars, or in one case, more than one million dollars, as part of…

Flash Flooding Clean-up

Flash Flooding Clean-up Crews in Lee County are dealing with flash flooding on Blaines Branch, according to a Facebook post.People are asked to avoid the area. Meanwhile, officials in Magoffin County are in the midst of what they call an in-depth, but important, cleanup process following Saturday’s flash flooding. Officials say the floodwaters impacted…

KY’s Fiscal Year In The Black

KY’s Fiscal Year In The Black Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky’s General Fund ended the fiscal year with surplus of more than $1.1 billion, the highest ever in the commonwealth.General Fund receipts grew by the highest annual growth rate in 26 years, the governor says. The General Fund pays for most state services, including…

Free Medical Clinics

Free Medical Clinics The Gateway Area Development District, (GADD,) is partnering with Governor Andy Beshear’s office, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department for Local Government, to host free medical clinics in five Kentucky counties.Operation Gateway Kentucky is undereway now through July 19. The high schools in Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan counties, and…