Loyall Man Imprisoned on Several Charges

June 20

A Loyall man will spend up to 10 years in prison on several charges, including drug possession and attempted assault. Prosecutors say that 31-year-old Christpher Bennett tried twice to bring drugs into the Harlan County Detention Center. 



University of Pikeville will Soon Offer Online Nursing Courses

June 20, 2017

Nursing students of the University of Pikeville will soon be able to take some of their courses online. Students who are currently Registered Nurses and who are working fill-time to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing will only have to attend one class a month in person, with most of the remaining work done online. The University says that the online coursework could open the degree program to more students. 



Kentucky Coal Academy Refresher Miner Training Course in Harlan

June 20, 2017

Today (June 20), The Kentucky Coal Academy hosted a refresher miner training course through its program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Harlan. The 8-hour refresher course is a daylong class. It requires one to already have the Kentucky Underground Miner’s card. 



Rural Kind Job Fair

June 20, 2017

Rural Kind is going to be holding a job fair starting tomorrow (June 21) to fill approximately 80 full- and part-time jobs. They are preparing to open a store in the old Kmart building in the Coal Run Village this summer. The job fair is from Tuesday to Thursday and 9 to 5 at the Coal Community Center. 



Senator Rand Paul at Shooting on Baseball Field in Alexandria Virginia

June 15, 2017

Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul was standing in a batting cage, practicing his swing, when the sound of gun shots pierced the early morning quiet at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia yesterday (June 14). The Senator was with other legislators practicing for a charity baseball game that was scheduled for today (June 15). Paul says he was in the batting cage beyond the right field fence, and bullets were hitting the dirt of the outfield warning track. He says he saw House Majority Whip Steve Scalise get shot in the leg. The Senator says Capitol and Alexandria police saved everyone's life, and it would have been a "massacre" without them. Scalise was last reported to be in critical condition. Two capitol police officers were injured. The shooter died at the scene.