PIKEVILLE — The Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center is prepping for its 9th annual “Banquet for Life,” which will take place in-person this year on Feb. 1, and the public is encouraged to attend.
The ARH Advanced Care Board of Directors has announced that Russ Barker has been named president and chief executive officer of the new ARH Advanced Care long-term acute care hospitals slated to open this summer in Hazard and South Williamson.
On Jan. 13, the Food and Faith Coalition, along with the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, met for a virtual Food and Faith Summit to reflect on the work done in 2021 and look ahead to their plans for the coming year.
On Monday, Jan. 17, community members celebrated two virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. The Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) held one event and the Southeastern Kentucky African-American Museum and Cultural Center (SEKY-AAMCC) held the other event.
Recently, Nancy Allen, a local author, released her newest children’s book, “Bugs on the Job.” In the book, main character Ian Sect, a roving reporter for WBUG in Bug Land, interviews three different types of bugs as they carry out their tasks on the job. The three types of bugs discussed in…
Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have reported seeing a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Perry County. The increase, said KRDHD officials, is expected to continue, however, people are encouraged to get vaccinated and practice recommended guidelines.
Officials with the Kentucky State Police Post 13 said that the search for a missing Perry County man has ended with the man being found dead, while the search for his daughter continues.
On Jan. 12, Viper Elementary School staff and students celebrated the opening of the school’s new Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine, the first in Perry County. The book machine, said school officials, will be used to reward students in the MTTS/ABRI program, and is hoped to promote positive…
Recently, a Lexington man was indicted by a Perry County grand jury on several charges, including the promotion of fentanyl into the Kentucky River Regional Jail (KRRJ).
A Perry County grand jury recently indicted several individuals. Among those, John B. Cantrell, 56, of Pound, Virginia, was indicted and is facing multiple drug related charges.
LKLP announced on Jan. 11 that the organization has named Terrah Combs as director of the VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Program. Combs is a licensed professional clinical counselor — supervisor (LPCC-S) and has been licensed in Kentucky since 2009. She obtained her masters of education in coun…
As COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase across the state, local and state officials are continuing to monitor case numbers, community transmission rates and vaccination rates.
Kentucky State Police said that the search for a missing Perry County man has ended with the man being found dead, while the search for his daughter continues.
The 2022 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is underway in Frankfort, with many topics on the agenda, including legislative redistricting and a two-year budget for the state. Rep. Chris Fugate, R-Chavies, left, speaks with Rep. Ryan Dotson, R-Winchester, in the House before the day’s s…
On Jan. 8, the Kentucky Legislature, meeting in a rare Saturday session, approved and sent to Gov. Andy Beshear for his signature legislation redrawing Kentucky’s state and federal House and Senate districts.
A Hazard man was arrested on several charges in Prestonsburg on Jan. 1 after allegedly causing damage to the emergency room area at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center and resisting arrest from responding officers.
“High Five for Health,” a new public service campaign, speaks directly to the concerns of Kentucky parents about COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5–11 years old. “High Five for Health,” launched by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and supported by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Me…
This holiday season, many small locally-owned businesses reported having a successful holiday and a lot of community support. The community, said several business owners, seems to understand the importance of shopping locally.