The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the construction of a new access road from Ky. 15 to the Wendell Ford Airport. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 11, at County Line Community Church, 12639 Ky. 15, Chavies, at the Perry-Breathitt …
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky held the Appalachian Big Ideas Festival, where several community partners, organizations, individuals and businesses gathered in downtown Hazard to present their ideas on how to improve the quality of life in Hazard and Perry County.
Several organizations recently set up at the Perry County Park to participate in a community baby shower sponsored by the local Family Resource and Youth Centers (FRYSCs) on Sept. 29.
Officials with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (FAKY) as well as its partners and funders are calling it a plan that cannot wait.
School district building plans are being negatively impacted by rising construction costs, Kentucky Department of education staff told the Superintendents Advisory Council (SAC) during its Sept. 21 meeting.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision which reigned in the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of its power to regulate fossil fuel-fired power plants is not the last word on the matter.
Applications are being accepted for The Kentucky Wildlands Flood Relief Grant program to assist families impacted by the historic flooding that devasted Eastern Kentucky in late July.
On Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Labor announced, in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Authority, awards totaling $34,375,000, to provide education, training and career support services in regions that have suffered significant job losses in…
A total of 43 Kentucky public high schools have received the prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families. Among these schools, Buckhorn School was included.
After several months of discussion, during their monthly meeting on Sept. 19, Hazard City Commissioners held a first reading of an ordinance that, if passed, will establish a human rights board for the City of Hazard.
After devastating floods delayed the start of the school year for many eastern Kentucky students, all 171 school districts are back in class as of the week of Sept. 19-23, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff shared with superintendents of flood-impacted districts during a Sept. 22 meeting.
A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony was held for Anderson Pro-Details on Sept. 23. The new business, located at 201 Ky. 7 in Jeff, offers free pickup and delivery for all customers, as well as certified ceramic coating. “We are the only shop in Eastern Kentucky that does commercial …
During the Sept. 27 special called Perry County Fiscal Court meeting, county officials and guest speaker Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman, discussed updates regarding the housing crisis since the July flooding, as well as other related updates.
Among the several agenda items mentioned during the Sept. 22 special called Perry County Board of Education meeting, the board discussed construction being done to A.B. Combs Elementary School, Buckhorn School and Robinson Elementary School and also addressed FEMA related items as applicable.
Changes have been made in the schedule for the previously announced daytime closures of Ky. 1440 (Upper Second Creek Road) in Perry County the weekend of Oct. 1-2 as repairs continue on highways damaged by July's devastating flooding.
At the request of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, homeowners and renters who suffered damage to their property from the July floods have another month to apply for federal disaster assistance.
PIKEVILLE — Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Eric Deters, along with Bulldog Media, will be hosting the Mountain Freedom Fest at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday, Oct. 8, bringing with them high-profile conservative speakers, live music and the opportunity to help out with the ongo…
Another state highway that had been closed after devastating flash flooding struck portions of Eastern Kentucky in late July has been repaired to the point that it is able to carry traffic and has been reopened to public use, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a statement.
Hundreds of people from across the region gathered in downtown Hazard to celebrate the 41st annual Black Gold Festival. The festival, which featured a variety of food and craft vendors, activities and music options, was held from Sept. 15-17.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced on Sept. 12 that the Perry County Fiscal Court will receive $64,300 in County Road Aid emergency funds for flood repairs on Jett Drive.
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) constituent service team set up in Eastern Kentucky to host mobile office hours in Knott, Letcher, and Perry counties to meet with Kentuckians who were in in need of assistance with federal agencies, including FEMA assistance, SBA loans …