Promoting Food Sustainability

Promoting Food Sustainability A summit to promote local and sustainable food systems in Kentucky is planned for next month.The second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center, according to a statement from the Agriculture Department.Participants will learn about issues including agricultural research,…

Forgiving Student Loan Debt For Some Teachers

Forgiving Student Loan Debt For Some Teachers State Representative Derek Lewis, who represents Kentucky District 90, proposed a bill that would forgive student loan debt for STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teachers in federally designated promise areas. This includes several counties in Eastern Kentucky.”Whether it’s a science class, a math class, we have…

Increase In Food Prices

Increase In Food Prices The cost of a variety of foods showed a slight increase over the past year, with most items fluctuating during the fourth quarter, the Kentucky Farm Bureau said.The Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket Survey showed an increase in the average overall cost of food during three of the four quarters in 2019,…

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry Governor Andy Beshear pledged that his state Labor Cabinet will take the miners’ employer to court if the company does not comply with his administration’s demand for records.This is in response to the Quest Energy coal miners who blocked a railroad track Monday night due to unpaid wages.The…