The sun will keep shining the next several days and we may not see any real chance of rain forecast until Monday, even then, it’s not much.


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I don’t need to recap the directions on a trip to Lexington or Huntington West Virginia and how it can stress a family to no end when dealing with a premature birth or a newborn that needs the kind of attention, that until now, could only be found a couple of hours away. Well, that’s all changing.  Highlands Regional ARH in Prestonsburg held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the all new NICU care center, Q95FM and WDOC was there, and we spoke with Rita Crum, who is the Service Line Director of Highlands ARH as she spoke to the importance of this milestone. In addition, I spoke with Rocky Adkins, who is Governor Beshear’s Senior Advisor, and he had an announcement that was great news for residents in Eastern Kentucky, can’t come to the hospital? How about if it comes to you? A mobile ARH clinic is in the works and will soon be on the road as ARH continues to expand its mission of quality healthcare in rural Kentucky.


An Ohio woman was arrested just outside the U.S. Penitentiary in Martin County. Authorities told us she was found unconscious in her car in the parking area of the prison. Officials at the Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville responded to a call at 3:12 p.m. June 1 concerning Cherron Aryel Caldwell, 36, of Dayton, Ohio. Prison guards discovered Caldwell passed out in the driver’s seat of a 2018 black Jeep Compass. The car had been parked for several hours with its rear wheel removed and a jack positioned underneath, The guards reported that Caldwell had the smell of alcohol and she had been seen earlier that day arriving at the parking lot. They also found an empty hydrocodone pill bottle inside the vehicle. Caldwell was arrested on charges of first-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place. She was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.

Blue flasher /lights/siren on the police car at night.


he Floyd County Community Foundation has announced in a statement it has awarded scholarships totaling $4,000 to Betsy Lane High School seniors during their recent awards ceremony. The scholarships were funded by the Dr. (Bert T.) and Mrs. Retta Faye (Jett) Adkins Scholarship fund, advised by the Floyd County Community Foundation and was held at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. Katelyn Nichole Caudill, Peyton Skylar Akers, Jada Lynn Reynolds, and Janet Alexia Williams received a 1000-dollar scholarship each.


Officials in the city of Jenkins are working to fix issues with the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Mayor Todd DePriest said with the facility being more than 30 years old, several problems have come up with the system, including infiltration and inflow issues. They are applying for grants to help fix some of the problems and are hoping to get it done where they will not have to worry about the plant in the future.


When you have a pet, it’s not an animal, it is a part of the family, as anyone that has one will tell you, and when they get sick, same as a child getting sick. For three decades now, a place right in Prestonsburg has been helping hundreds, if not thousands of families get their pawed family members back into health. Country Hills Vet Clinic just celebrated thirty years of service to the communities of Prestonsburg and surrounding areas with a heart filled with love.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is warning survivors of April 2 storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, landslides and mudslides of possible scams. Officials said thieves try to apply for FEMA assistance using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors. If you did not apply for assistance, but receive a letter from FEMA, you are asked to call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Officials warn survivors not to believe anyone who promises a disaster grant in return for payment and not to give your banking information to a person claiming to be a FEMA housing inspector.

Kentucky State Police launched an investigation into the death of a woman in Letcher County. KSP responded to a 911 call stating that a woman was found dead on Doty Creek in the Jeremiah community. Troopers and detectives arrived on scene and found Trina Sandlin, 57, of Jeremiah dead. A preliminary investigation found that Sandlin had left her home that evening heading to a neighbor’s home but never returned. Investigators determined that Sandlin’s injuries were consistent with those of an animal attack. Sandlin was pronounced dead on scene and was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort.