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After closing to the public on March 17, Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones’ office announced on June 4 that the Pike County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced that circuit court clerk offices will be temporarily allowed to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely through July 31, 2020.

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Barbershops, hair salons, cosmetology, nail salons, massage therapy, tanning salons and tattoo parlors were the latest to reopen to the public in Kentucky this past Memorial Day, May 25, after being closed for more than two months.

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The Pike County Health Department announced May 28 that a 5-week-old infant has been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), making the county’s 29th case.

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The Pike County Health Department has announced a total of 28 COVID-19 cases in the county so far, as of presstime May 26. The public is encouraged to continue taking important health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

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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.

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On Monday, the Pikeville Community Kitchen handed out goodie bags full of food items such as soup, rice, crackers, oatmeal, pudding and other such items at the Pikeville United Methodist Church downtown to individuals who stopped by. The group made up of individuals from around the county, a…

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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.

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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.

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The Pike County Health Department has announced a total of 25 COVID-19 cases in the county so far, as of presstime May 18, and it encourages the public to continue taking important health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

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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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On Tuesday, Pike County leaders held a forum in the Pike County Fiscal Courtroom to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how the county response is going.

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On Tuesday, Pike County leaders held a forum in the Pike County Fiscal Courtroom to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how the county response is going.

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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).

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

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ELKHORN CITY — Recently, two individuals were cited by Eklhorn City Police for not adhering to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders relating to social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic while inside the city’s Dollar General. However, a formal complaint has been filed a…

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

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Pikeville Medical Center has launched a drive-through COVID-19 testing program, which will open to the public next week.

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During a press conference April 27, Pikeville Medical Center CEO and Vice President Donovan Blackburn addressed furloughs the hospital announced last week.

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Pikeville Medical Center is now offering drive-through EKG and blood pressure tests at its outpatient facility near the corner of Bypass Road and Baird Avenue. The drive-through clinic will provide a way for patients to receive necessary medical services while preventing possible exposure to…

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