A Noticeable Decline In The Opioid Epidemic

A Noticeable Decline In The Opioid Epidemic There are signs the opioid epidemic could be letting up, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA).The AMA reports that opioid prescriptions have decreased 33 percent between 2013 and 2018, including a 12.4 percent decrease from 2017 and 2018. It also reports that…

Eastern KY Coal Companies Receive Property Tax Money

Eastern KY Coal Companies Receive Property Tax Money Coal companies tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice are promising to pay huge property tax debts owed to some eastern Kentucky counties. Knott, Pike, Harlan and Magoffin counties received checks last week totaling nearly $1.2 million from Justice companies. Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet led…

MIT And Harvard Students Stop In Hazard

MIT And Harvard Students Stop In Hazard Some Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT) and Harvard students are bicycling from Washington D.C. to San Fransico.Along the way, they are stopping in towns to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workshops.Monday the eight students stopped at the Challenger Learning Center in Hazard through today to…

New Management For Martin County Water

New Management For Martin County Water However, those within the Martin County Water District (MCWD) could see another rate increase in the future.Officials with the Public Service Commission (PSC) have required the water district to hire a new management company.Many fear this will cost customers too much money.”We’ve been concerned all along that a…

New Electricity Guidelines For Eastern KY

New Electricity Guidelines For Eastern KY An eastern Kentucky electric provider is restructuring its rates, but the adjustments won’t increase monthly bills for an average customer.The Kentucky Public Service Commission is allowing Jackson Energy Cooperative Corp. to increase the monthly customer charge while decreasing the cost per kilowatt-hour of electricity.The electric co-op serves 51,000…