Funding Increase For Some KY Schools

Funding Increase For Some KY Schools Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told.Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8% increase in the 2022 fiscal year…

Hiring Nurses And Doctors

Hiring Nurses And Doctors The University of Louisville plans to hire almost 400 nurses and doctors to increase access to local health care in its expanded system, an official said.UofL Health Chief Executive Tom Miller told the school’s Board of Trustees on Thursday that the move would improve access to care at former KentuckyOne…

Mine Reclamation A Concern

Mine Reclamation A Concern Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations.At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Reclamation is a process of…

Volunteer Firefighters Needed For Leslie County

Volunteer Firefighters Needed For Leslie County For the six fire departments in Leslie County, responding to fire and emergency calls is not always the easiest, especially since there is no regular staffing at any of them.”Yes the numbers have shrunk, they’ve gone down quite a few,” said John Newell, the fire captain at the…

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education

New Leader For KY Postsecondary Education The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has chosen a new chairman.He is Ben Brandstetter of Hebron. He replaces outgoing Chairman Sherrill Zimmerman of Prospect.Brandstetter is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm.Kimberley Halbauer of Fort Thomas was chosen as vice chairwoman. Halbaurer is a…

Perry County Firefighter Dies

Perry County Firefighter Dies On Sunday, the Perry County community mourned and celebrated the life of longtime firefighter Ed Feltner. Feltner died at the age of 64 from a heart attack on Wednesday.Feltner dedicated more than three decades of service to the community. He was a retired coal miner, constable, Shriner and funeral attendant.…