<![CDATA[WSKV-FM - Blog]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:31:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Public invited to learn more about Mountain Parkway alternatives]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:34:19 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/public-invited-to-learn-more-about-mountain-parkway-alternativesPicture
Contact information:
Ed Green
Mountain Parkway Expansion
(502) 544-2917

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a meeting next week to share what it has learned after several months of evaluating options for extending the Mountain Parkway between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.
Officials have refined two alternatives to create a four-lane road between Salyersville and Prestonsburg, and they will present additional details to the public during a Nov. 19 meeting at Prestonsburg Elementary School, 140 South Clark Road. The meeting will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The alternatives would either widen the parkway along the existing corridor (KY 114) or build a new road along a cross-country corridor to the north of KY 114.
Hundreds of residents attended a meeting in Prestonsburg in April to learn details about the two preliminary options and provide feedback. After the meeting, the Mountain Parkway Expansion team conducted further study of the connectivity between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.  KYTC will be presenting two refined alignments to the public for further comment on November 19th.
“Public feedback is one of many things we consider when we design Kentucky’s roads,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “We want to make sure that we choose a route that will serve this region well – not just tomorrow but for future generations.”
At next week’s meeting, the public will see a video, along with updated maps and exhibits. KYTC representatives and members of the project team will be available for questions. Residents will again have the opportunity complete a questionnaire and provide feedback.
About the Mountain Parkway Expansion
The Mountain Parkway Expansion is a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth. It is a key transportation project designed to close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes, and will extend the parkway another 16 miles by widening KY 114 between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.
The Mountain Parkway Expansion is a key project of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative. Launched by Gov. Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers in 2013, SOAR is designed to help the region develop and put into action new locally-oriented strategies to attack persistent challenges related to job training, health, education and economic development.
For additional information, go to www.mtnparkway.com. Project updates may also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mtnparkway) and Twitter (@MtnParkway). A project office is open in Magoffin Plaza in Salyersville; call (606) 349-8160 for hours.

<![CDATA[Kentucky State Parks offer discounts to current military, retirees, veterans]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:21:01 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/kentucky-state-parks-offer-discounts-to-current-military-retirees-veteransPicture
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. 

The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.
“The Kentucky State Parks provide excellent outdoor opportunities for families,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We are proud to offer this lodging discount to help show our appreciation to the men and women who serve or who have served in uniform for our country.”
With the USA Military Discount, lodge rooms are available starting at $49.95 a night; one-bedroom cottages for $74.95 a night; two-bedroom cottages for $89.95 a night and three-bedroom cottages for $99.95 a night. Tax is not included in these rates. These rates are good at 11 resort parks plus the cottages at John James Audubon State Park.
The rate is $5 more per night at these parks: Barren River, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland and Natural Bridge.
The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts that offer golf, fishing, hiking on scenic trails, beautiful scenery and full-service restaurants. Many resorts are near or include historic sites and museums and offer programs during the fall and winter, such as elk tours, eagle watching tours and entertainment. (Greenbo Lake is currently closed for repairs.)
This offer may not be used in conjunction with other special discounts or packages. The discount is based on availability, for leisure travel only, and may exclude special events and holidays.
For more information about Kentucky State Parks and to make reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov.
During the months of April through October, current and former members of the military can get a 10 percent lodging or camping discount.
(If you’re making your reservation online, use “USA” for the promo code for reservations between Nov. 1 and March 31. During the April through October period, select “military discount” when making an online reservation.)

The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov

<![CDATA[Powell County's 10th Annual Christmas Coat and Toy Drive]]>Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:31:20 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/powell-countys-10th-annual-christmas-coat-and-toy-drivePicture
The 10th Annual Christmas Coat and Toy drive is underway in Powell County and local leaders are asking for donations of coats, washable shoes, toys and non-perishable food items. Donations can be dropped off at many locations in the county and organizers are asking that donations be given by December 15 so that all the deliveries can be made by Christmas.

Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Powell County Courthouse
Bowen Elementary
Stanton Elementary
Powell County High School
Hurst Furniture
CRS Auto and Trailer
Riverview Laundry and Tanning
M & S Pawn
Little Ceasars
Cash Express
Raggedy Ann's Treasures

Powell County Feed and Farm Supply
Andy Ryan's Used Cars
4 Seasons Consignment
Dollar General
Kathy's Country Kitchen
Parkway Florist
Pizza Place
Happy Hearts Daycare
Airport Market
Papa John's
Gasoline Alley
Advance Auto
Stanton Food Court
LV Nails
Shabby Chic
ETC Shopping
Donna's All In A Dollar

<![CDATA[Building Local Community By Blessing Haiti]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:04:06 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/building-local-community-by-blessing-haitiPicture
In early 2013, our very own April Dawn and her two sons went on a missions trip to Haiti with local missions ministry Children's Lifeline. Haiti was struck with a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010 and Children's LIfeline has been working to provide basic relief there ever since. When April returned, she shared during her Saturday morning show some of the sights and sounds from the Haiti trip with WSKV listeners. Click on the files below to hear April as she shares her inspirational experiences and the many ways the trip changed her life.

April wasn't finished blessing Haiti. Children's Lifeline, working with Kids Against Hunger, decided to do a Food Pack-A-Thon and fundraising event to raise $25,000 that will provide 100,000 meals for children in Haiti. April was not only on board, she pulled together a team here at WSKV to help raise money by selling tee shirts and enlisted volunteers to help pack and prepare the food boxes for transport. 

The fundraiser was a great success raising $25,300. This Saturday, November 9th, more than 75 volunteers from throughout the community will come together at the Powell County High School to assemble the food packages
. If you would like to volunteer your time to help, contact Dwaine Meadows at 606-422-9395 or email at dmeadows@whitakerbank.com. If you are on Facebook, you can add yourself as "going" to the event by clicking HERE.

WSKV would like to thank April Dawn and Children's Lifeline for this amazing opportunity to work together with others in the community for such a worthy cause. We firmly believe that our community sowing good seed into the lives of the people of Haiti will come full-circle to bless our people here at home.

<![CDATA[Tis' the Season for Holiday Planning. Need Audio Support?]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:58:35 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/tis-the-season-for-holiday-planning-need-audio-support
Christmas seems to start earlier every year with retailers. This year they aren't even waiting for Halloween to come and go before putting out Christmas decor!! Like it or not, the holidays and the new year will be upon us before we can blink.
Maybe you're planning a big party, a wedding, or perhaps your company wants to host an event in the season to come. One thing is certain; the time to book your audio support is now!
Festivals, concerts, weddings, parties, dance party, school events...Let WSKV help to make your event something your guests never forget.
Visit our Audio page for more information and give Ethan a call to get your event on our schedule!
<![CDATA[Pickup Country? What's That About?]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:33:45 GMThttp://www.wskvfm.com/blog/pickup-country-whats-that-about
For months, here at WSKV, we have been looking for a unique way to brand the station and all the great music, talk, and community events and information we offer. We racked our brains for something that captured and spoke to the experience of the majority of our listeners. We thought of animal mascots, cultural assets, and region-specific landmarks and nothing we came up seemed quite right. Can you imagine if we came to be known as "The Badger" or "The Mule"??
One idea came back again and again that wasn't completely hated - the pickup truck. If there exists any one item that people identify with rural life, with farming, or country music, the pickup truck is it. Add to that concept that our own beloved '50 model Chevy pickup becomes a conversation starter at nearly every festival and parade WSKV participates in. Pickup Country was an idea that grew on us all. After all, WSKV is home to a perfect blend of Classic and Current Country, New and Traditional Bluegrass, and Gospel Music that will carry your heart back to the mountains and fields even if you live in the suburbs and drive a hybrid.
With that in mind, we'd like for you to climb on in and take a little ride with us as we admire and appreciate the trusty pickup in song (and video).