KY 1937 to be closed for repairs, weather permitting

Weather permitting, KY 1937 at the 0.2 mile marker (Lawrence County) will be closed Thursday, August 18, from 8 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. for repairs. Highway District 12 Maintenance Superintendent Todd Moran said that the cross drain which runs underneath the pavement at this location will be replaced. This requires cutting through the pavement to remove the old drain and install a new one. If heavy rain prevents this work on Thursday, Moran said it will be rescheduled for Friday, August 19.

Surface Mining re-training offered by Big Sandy


SURFACE MINE RETRAINING: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will hold an 8-Hour Surface Mine Retraining from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30 on its Pikeville campus (Room S230). The class is FREE. For more information, contact Harlan Hammond at (606) 218-1228 or email  **Must have Surface Mine Card**

‘Stuff the Bus’ event ends Friday

Friday, August 19th, will be the last day for anyone to purchase school supplies for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign at the Prestonsburg Walmart that will benefit kids in Floyd County Schools. The public is encouraged to come to the Floyd County Board of Education on Tuesday, August 23rd at 10:30 AM.

Pike Central Media Advisory


Members of the Pike Central High School Site Base Decision Making Council will be attending a Training Session for the possible select of a new Principal at Pike Central High School located at 100 Winners Circle, Pikeville Ky 41501 on Monday August 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library of the School.


House fire in Salyersville leaves one dead

According to a release, detectives were dispatched to the house fire located at  Rockhouse Road in the Salyersville community of Magoffin County at approximately 2:02 P.M. on Sunday, August 14, 2016, requesting assistance on a fatal house fire.  The preliminary investigation revealed that emergency personnel located one individual deceased in the residence. The victim has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and identification. The cause of the fire and death is under investigation.

Kentucky State Parks to have booth at Kentucky State Fair


The Kentucky State Parks will have a booth at the 2016 Kentucky State Fair Aug. 18-28. The Kentucky State Parks booth will offer prize drawings for visitors. Guests can enter their names in prize drawings for overnight stays in lodges and cottages, free camping, free rounds of golf and free tickets to the Oct. 8-9 Battle of Perryville re-enactment at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Civil War re-enactors in period dress will be at the state park booth Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 27-28.

Social Workers and family support employees should expect to see raise in wages

In an effort to retain and recruit social workers, social workers and family support employees across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will see an increase in their pay effective September 16, 2016. In his State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Bevin pledged “…$4.8 million dollars over the next biennium to increase entry level and new hire salaries for people who are taking care of our most vulnerable citizens.”  That includes $3.3 million dollars for Social Workers and Family Support Employees, and $384,900 for CHFS Correctional Workers “This will positively affect 3,765 social workers and Family Support in this state” said Governor Matt Bevin.

BSCTC awarded $50,000 Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant

Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has been named a recipient of the Kentucky Coal County College Completion Student Services Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  The $50,000 grant will assist students whose parents and/or guardians have been displaced by coal and supporting industries. Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of BSCTC, said the funds will be used to implement an intensive advising, navigation and coaching model that steers students to find their passion, complete and move towards an undergraduate degree or credential.

Son stabs father at church before alter call, officials say isolated incident

According to an article from WYMT, a suspect is in custody and one was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green after officials say a son stabbed his father at Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green yesterday morning right before the alter call was given. The suspect is being interviewed by officials.  The identities of both involved are not being released at this time.  No other injuries were reported.

Bevin presents the Governor’s Service Awards in State Capitol

Gov. Matt Bevin, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson presented the Governor’s Service Awards at a ceremony in the State Capitol last week. They were joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. This year’s award recipients have helped meet the state’s critical needs like feeding the hungry, tutoring and mentoring at-risk students and assisting vulnerable community members during public health emergencies.