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Highlands Stays Alert with Emergency Drill

Posted: 10/21/2014 - Prestonsburg, KY – Highlands Regional Medical Center (HRMC) knows that an emergency could happen at any time. That’s why Highlands recently participated in an emergency drill going through complete steps as if an actual emergency had taken place. The exercise was organized and executed by the local healthcare preparedness coalition (HPC), led by Sharon Fields, RN, the Region 10 Healthcare Planning Coordinator.

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John Hunt sworn in as Floyd County sheriff

Updated: 09/30/2014 - Former Kentucky State Police trooper John Hunt took the oath of office Tuesday to become Floyd County's next sheriff. Hunt succeeds John K. Blackburn, who served four terms and nearly 16 years in office.

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Police searching for escaped Floyd County inmate

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Prestonsburg Police are searching for an inmate who escaped while being transported from the Floyd County Detention Center to the Pike County Detention Center.

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Big Sandy Kickoff to Cure Diabetes

Posted: 09/24/2014 - The Third Annual Big Sandy Walk to Cure Diabetes is a public celebration of those living with type one and the progress being made to find a cure for type one diabetes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in partnership with Walters Toyota, invite anyone touched by the disease to attend. The event will offer free kid’s activities, live music and lunch immediately following the walk.

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Beshear asks for Eastern Ky. disaster declaration

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Gov. Steve Beshear has asked for a federal disaster declaration in eastern Kentucky following heavy rains that caused flooding, washed out roads and forced people from their homes.

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