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Latest local news for April 20:

Kentucky unemployment rate up slightly in March

news image preview thumbnailKentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in March 2014 from a revised 7.8 percent in February 2014. The report was released by the Office of Employment and Training. The preliminary March 2014 jobless ... More »

Jury Selection set to get underway in Johnson County DUI-manslaughter case

news image preview thumbnailJury selection is set to begin on Monday in a Johnson County DUI-Manslaughter case. 53 year old Myra Castle of Wittensville was indicted on a manslaughter charge after prosecutors say she was driving along Route 201 when she crossed the center line, ... More »

The Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative set to hold its first official meeting

news image preview thumbnailThe Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Initiative will convene the first official meeting of its 10 working groups on April 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and in conjunction with the East Kentucky Leadership Conference at The Center for Rural Developmen... More »

Officials are investigating a shooting in Clay County

news image preview thumbnailOfficials with the Kentucky State Police and the Clay County Sheriffs Department are investigating a hunting accident. A hunter has died after he and another man were shot while turkey hunting in Clay County on Thursday. Police have confirmed the dea... More »

Big Sandy Community and Technical College releases workforce calendar

news image preview thumbnailBig Sandy Community and Technical College will hold a 16-Hour Underground Mine Retraining from 8 am to 4:30 pm on Monday April 28 and Tuesday April 29th on its Pikeville Campus and Hager Hill Campus. The Class is free. Participants must have permanen... More »

Deadline approaching to register to vote in May primary

news image preview thumbnailThe deadline to register to vote for the upcoming primary election is Monday April 21. To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before election day. You must be at least 18 years old by the date ... More »

UK's James Young will leave Kentucky and enter the NBA draft

news image preview thumbnailKentucky freshman James Young will forego his sophomore year and enter his name in this year's NBA draft. Young knocked down a team best 82 three-pointers, the seventh most in a single season in school history and second most ever by a UK freshman. Y... More »

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