Helping A KY State Park

The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky.The group’s mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization.Membership is open to the public and the cost varies, but all donations are tax deductible.

KY Broadband Speed Test

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman has announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet access for distanced learning, and work.According to Coleman, Kentuckians can take the test for free and remain anonymous, from January 19 to February 18 at ewdc.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx.You can take the test by connecting to their home Wi-Fi service and disconnected from a virtual private network.For individuals without Wi-Fi, Coleman recommends visiting a local library, store, or restaurant that offers free internet access to submit the address of a home with no available service.

Search Warrant Task Force

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron launched the Search Warrant Task Force.According to a tweet from Daniel Cameron, the task force was launched to examine the process of securing, reviewing, and executing search warrants in Kentucky.Cameron also says this helps convene a group to develop practices for the safe execution of search warrants in the commonwealth.

KY COVID-19 Update

Thursday Governor Andy Beshear announced the highest number of daily deaths, and provided an update on the vaccine.We still have too many cases, but it does appear we are seeing a decline from our highest week ever. Our positivity rate is down again. Far higher than we want, but this is a good trend,” said Gov. Beshear. “The hard part though about today’s report is it’s the most deaths we ever announced.”

Lilley Cornett Woods Trail Offerings

In partnership with Eastern Kentucky University, the Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station is offering free guided tours to the public.They have two trails for the tours, one being a mile and a half and the other being two miles. Jeremy Wolfe is an intern at the station and he says it makes scheduling more convenient.. They don’t have to set up a time…they can just come out and be like, hey, I’m here, I’d like to go on a trail, I’d like to go on a tour,”says Wolfe.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Organization

The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky.The group’s mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization.“A small group of us who are friends wanted to start this to support this wonderful state resort park, but we are asking the entire community to get involved,” he said in a statement.Membership is open to the public and the cost varies, but all donations are tax deductible.

Vaccine Town Hall Event

Officials with Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are holding community town hall live event, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Fact versus Fiction,” via Zoom and Facebook at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21.ARH medical experts will share the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine, and will hold a question andanswer session during the event. If you plan to participate, you can submit questions ahead of time at,heast@arh.org.

KY COVID-19 Update

Gov. Beshear announced 3,433 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 334,321 cases.520 of Wednesday’s new cases are children 18-years-old or younger. 1,678 Kentuckians are hospitalized with 399 in the ICU. 205 patients are on a ventilator. The state’s positivity rate is 11.29%.The governor also announced 49 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 3,243.

Billboard Advertises Stimulus Cash

A billboard in southern West Virginia is calling on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support legislation for an additional $2,000 stimulus check.The Income Movement Group, a self-described people-powered grassroots movement, funded the billboard.President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes a single $1,400 check, but the group is urging Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, to support calls for Congress to raise the amount to $2,000.

Eastern KY Jobs

In the midst of the pandemic, there are new job opportunities for people in Eastern Kentucky. “EKCEP and One East Kentucky made the trip to Canada to work to recruit companies to come here and Dajcor was one of them. So this is a product of what we were trying to do to diversify our region,” says a company spokesperson. “It’s an aluminum extrusion company and they make around 2,800 different products for many different companies all across the United States, Mexico, and Canada.”The job fair today will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Coal Fields Industrial park.