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Public voting will help decide who will be the next Miss Kentucky

Posted: 07/16/2010 - Thirty contestants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2010 and for the first time ever the public will have the opportunity to decide which contestant will become one of the semi-finalists on the final night of competition.

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The Center extends application deadline for community planning grant

Posted: 07/15/2010 - Cities and counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky interested in submitting grant applications for federal funding support from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for community strategic planning will now have additional time to file those applications.

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Fireworks schedule

Updated: 07/01/2010 - The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and cities across eastern Kentucky are planning fireworks displays on different days.

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An open letter to Ashley Judd: In Defense of Coal

Updated: 06/29/2010 - Ashley Judd’s comments regarding mountain top removal continue to stir controversy here in Eastern Kentucky. WYMT's Neil MiddletonI received an open letter to Ashley Judd. It was written by Janette Jude, a sixth grade language arts teacher from Inez Middle School in Martin County.

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Blog: Ashley Judd “The rape of Appalachia”

Posted: 06/24/2010 - During a recent speech to the National Press Club in Washington, Ashley Judd called mountain top removal “environmental genocide.” She says the process is “the state-sanctioned, federal government supported, coal industry operated, rape of Appalachia.”

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MCHC recieves grant for black lung clinics

Posted: 06/24/2010 - The Department of Health and Human Services awards more than half a million dollars to the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation.

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New Liquid Nitrogen Facility in Letcher County

Updated: 06/23/2010 - Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Ferus Corp. and community officials in Jenkins for a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the location of the company’s new liquid nitrogen facility in eastern Kentucky.

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Eastern Kentucky Celiac & Gluten Free Support Group begins

Posted: 06/10/2010 - It is difficult for patients with CD or a wheat allergy to eat out or to grocery shop in eastern Kentucky, but local Celiac patients, lead by Laura Ford Hall, have started the Eastern Kentucky Celiac and Gluten Free Support Group for patients in Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Letcher, and Martin Counties.

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Deadly traffic accident

Posted: 06/08/2010 - State police say 30-year old Amy Ison was driving south when her car crossed the center line and hit a small s-u-v driven by 48-year old Robert Metcalf.

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