The Kentucky Public Service Commission has concluded its investigation into the death of a Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. lineman and found that several federal, state and local codes were violated.
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Proposed by President Kennedy and founded in 1965 the Appalachian Regional Commission’s original intent was to target development in the Appalachian region. As with all government agencies, the ARC grew over the last five-and-a-half decades. Its...
3/22/2017
After two years of effort, some residents of Upper Pompey have been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to relocate them from an area deemed dangerous and to provide a safe avenue to travel to and from their homes.
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3/22/2017
A garbage truck driver has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of driving the wrong way and causing a series of wrecks that injured several people in western Kentucky.
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3/21/2017
The grieving father of a slain University of Louisville student says his daughter was pushing others out of harm's way when she was shot during a rap concert inside an art gallery over the weekend.
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3/21/2017
A former Barren County magistrate and Cave City dentist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for obtaining controlled substances fraudulently and distributing them outside the course of professional medical practice.
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3/21/2017
A new hospital has been opened in a remote section of southern Haiti where residents once had to travel for hours on rutted roads to reach a relatively well equipped medical center.
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3/20/2017
Police in western Kentucky say at least six people were injured and a garbage truck driver was arrested after the truck traveled the wrong way on Interstate 24 and struck several vehicles.
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3/19/2017
A western Pennsylvania woman accused of having shot and killed her husband after an argument about a burned casserole has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and evidence-tampering charges.
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3/18/2017
Last year, Pike County Deputy Judge-Executive Brian Morris conducted an investigation into the county’s insurance policies on its vehicles, equipment and properties. That investigation revealed that the county’s properties, according to Morris, were...
3/18/2017
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 calls for the elimination of 19 programs, including one which directly affects Eastern Kentucky — the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
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3/18/2017
President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission has alarmed many throughout the region that have relied on the federal agency for a job.
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3/17/2017
A jury has recommended a 55-year prison sentence for a central Kentucky man who shot and killed his co-worker at a fast-food restaurant following an argument over sanitary work habits.
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3/17/2017
The downturn in the coal industry has forced many local businesses to adjust to an ever-evolving economy. American Metal Works (AMW) is one of those companies.
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3/17/2017
Kentucky's juvenile justice department will soon begin accepting applications for a grant program that supports alternatives to detention for low-level juvenile offenders.
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3/17/2017
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded...
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3/16/2017
Kentucky's GOP House speaker has banned the son of one of the Senate's top Republicans from the third floor of the legislative office building for allegedly making inappropriate comments.
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3/15/2017
The ongoing renovations at the Elkhorn City Elementary School are nearing completion and the gymnasium/classroom portion of the renovations could be ready to be returned to use by the school by March 24, school district board members were told...
3/15/2017
Counsel for former Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin pleaded not guilty on his behalf at his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Pikeville on Tuesday for a charge that he misused municipal funds to benefit the Pikeville-based Eastern Kentucky Drillers,...
3/15/2017
The Pike County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to approve a measure that would see teachers’ pay dates change from every two weeks to twice monthly.
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3/11/2017
The Pike County Board of Education accepted a bid Thursday, made by the Pike County Fiscal Court, to purchase the former Majestic Elementary School. The former school is proposed to house a healthcare facility.
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3/11/2017
Officials with AppHarvest said Tuesday that progress is being made on plans to build a $50 million high-tech greenhouse and bring as many as 140 full-time jobs to Pike County — which will locate at the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park…
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3/8/2017
A seatbelt violation that led to the finding of methamphetamine in a Richmond woman’s car Monday led police to the arrest of the woman’s husband in the Pikeville City Park on charges he was also in possession of methamphetamine.
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3/8/2017
For as long as I can remember, the Pike County Detention Center has had a work release program for non-violent inmates who have contributed tremendously to the upkeep of our county’s cemeteries. This service has, for decades, proven invaluable...
3/8/2017
The trial in a lawsuit brought by a former Pike County Fiscal Court employee against the court for wrongful termination began in Pikeville Monday, with the employee arguing that he was not given a chance defend himself against the allegations…
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3/8/2017
An Ashcamp man accused of alleged custodial interference for taking custody of a juvenile and keeping her location unknown from her guardian has been indicted on a rape charge by the most recent Pike grand jury.
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3/4/2017
This county got in the shape it is in because of many years of neglect. Perhaps 12 to 15 years or more of neglect, abuse and mismanagement have put us in the current position. Changing or fixing something that has…
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3/4/2017
I was in the kitchen washing dishes when my front door blew open Wednesday morning. The wind had been fierce, so I thought a particularly intense gust had sprung it.
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3/3/2017
A Pikeville man is facing a felony charge after his arrest Wednesday on charges that he was caught stealing items from a vehicle including a .38 caliber handgun.
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3/3/2017
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a civil action against First National Bank of Williamson, West Virginia, asking that the bank be required to forfeit nearly $1.4 million for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
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3/3/2017
Remember those ‘70s commercials featuring the chef with the Ginsu knife? It sliced and diced things paper thin, even things as tough as shoe leather. It appears the Pike County Fiscal Court has brought in the Ginsu chef to slice…
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3/1/2017