The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Paintsville High School students, faculty and families celebrated the Class of 2020 with a nontraditional graduation ceremony on Friday, May 15. The drive-in style ceremony was held on the football field, followed by a parade through downtown Paintsville. Many members of the community lined …

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The Paintsville Tourism Commission met at The Country Music Highway Museum in Paintsville on May 18, practicing social distancing guidelines and livestreaming the meeting on social media, in order to discuss several agenda items, including the impacts the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ha…

PRESTONSBURG — The Big Sandy Community and Technical College Board of Directors approved its upcoming budget and discussed impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last week.

The state of Kentucky is in the process of reopening from statewide closure orders, with more public-facing businesses and agencies being allowed to reopen under specific health guidelines.

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co…

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Representatives from Paul B Hall Medical Center in Paintsville traveled around the city on Monday, May 11 to donate banners to local emergency management and law enforcement agencies and thank them for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. According to a statement released on their Faceb…

Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon said this week that the unfortunate closure of the Paintsville Pool due to the COVID-19 pandemic may present an opportunity for the city to improve the facility.

On May 7, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce's office announced that the department’s Economic Development Administration is accepting applications from eligible grantees for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds (EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance).

Public housing authorities serving residents in Floyd, Pike, Johnson and Perry counties collectively received more than $500,000 through the federal CARES Act.

Community Action Agencies Across Kentucky, including those serving Eastern Kentucky, announce that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended again.

Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled a tentative reopening schedule for many businesses who will be allowed to resume their operations in May, though warning that it will not be “business as usual.”

Johnson County Judge-Executive Mark McKenzie, Paintsville Mayor Bill Mike Runyon and the Johnson County Health Department’s Public Health Director, Julie Bush announced April 30 a third positive case of COVID-19 in Johnson County.

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The Johnson County Extension Homemakers (JCEH), a local organization that is part of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association, has donated a large number of homemade facemasks to various healthcare organizations, both within Johnson County and beyond.

Appalachian Newspapers sat down April 22 with Pikeville Medical Center surgical nurse Anthony Davis who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and has now recovered from the virus and returned to work. For more on this story, check out the upcoming edition of the Paintsville Herald.

Click Here to donate to the God's Pantry, WYMT along with Appalachian Wireless and Kentucky Power food drive to help people in Eastern Kentucky. https://godspantry.org/donate/wymt/

All Kentucky public schools will remain closed to in-person classes for the rest of the school year, following recommendations by Gov. Andy Beshear and the White House in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky Supreme Court issued new order on April 15 to reduce the number of people behind bars in the state.

The Social Security Administration announced on April 15 that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.

While operations around the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute have been limited due to the COVID-19 threat, faculty and students have found a way to engage in learning while making a positive impact on their community by 3D-printing face shields to be used as Personal Protective…

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