Feeding The Hungry In Eastern Kentucky

Feeding The Hungry In Eastern Kentucky A food drive to help organizations feed the hungry in Appalachia is planned next month.Kentucky Power said in a statement that it has partnered local businesses and agencies to hold Power Up the Pantry for a second time. Last year, the event collected 7.5 tons (6.8 metric tons)…

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged churches across the state to cancel worship services to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus.Recommending cancellation of church services this week is a “big step” and “some won’t agree with it,” Beshear acknowledged.The governor announced other steps to try to…

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward A nearly decadelong effort to build a military veterans’ nursing home in south central Kentucky reached another milestone Tuesday when Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation to provide $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs.The governor was joined by a group of lawmakers and veterans at the statehouse signing…

Importance Of the U.S. Census

Importance Of the U.S. Census The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Student Senate is focusing on informing people of this year’s U.S. census and its importance.Every 10 years the census comes around but this year there is a heightened importance for the people in Eastern Kentucky to participate.Kim Sergent, KVEC Social Studies Instructional Specialist, says…

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April

Child Abuse Prevention Month In April Local groups in Pikeville are preparing to hold events in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April.. In Pikeville, many organizations and volunteers have worked with Pikeville’s Department for Community Based Services office and Judi’s Place for Kids…

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down

Berea College Temporarily Shuts Down More fallout from the coronavirus in Kentucky, as concerns spread across the state over the new strain of coronavirus, Berea College announced Tuesday it is canceling classes for the rest of the semester.The college is stopping instructional activities at the end of the day on March 13.This means professors…