Questions About Aluminum Company In Appalachia

Questions About Aluminum Company In Appalachia A company that promised a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Appalachia still needs a $500 million cash infusion to do the job, the new CEO told Kentucky lawmakers Tuesday, following a corporate management shakeup.Braidy Industries officials appeared before the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee following the recent ouster…

State Budget Proposal A Judicial Headache

State Budget Proposal A Judicial Headache Kentucky’s chief justice is warning that the governor’s scaled back budget proposal for the judiciary would jeopardize nearly 400 jobs in the judicial branch.Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. told lawmakers that Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s budget proposal fell nearly $49 million short of fully funding court operations…

Red Cross Shelters Are Ready

Red Cross Shelters Are Ready Red Cross shelters in Harlan and Whitley Counties are on standby as more flooding is likely Wednesday night into Thursday.Harlan Baptist Church at 120 W. Mound Street in Harlan and the National Guard at 215 Hurricane Hollow Road in Williamsburg were previously opened due to flooding.Those two shelters are…

Remembering A Kentucky Hero

Remembering A Kentucky Hero A Kentucky native who attended the U.S. Military Academy and achieved the rank of colonel was promoted after his death to the honorary rank of brigadier general in Kentucky by Gov. Andy Beshear.Charles Young was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, in 1864 to enslaved parents. He graduated from high school…

Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding

Whitley County Families Get Help From Flooding Alot of helping hands is helping the families in Whitley County still struggling with the aftermath of last week’s flooding, particularly where the Cumberland River runs through Williamsburg. The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Inc. out of Nashville is sending a tractor-trailer full of supplies after reaching…