AEP Sellout

AEP Sellout American Electric Power (AEP) entered into an agreement to sell its Kentucky operations, including Kentucky Power and AEP Kentucky Transco to Liberty Utilities.Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and the sale, expected to close in the summer of 2022, is worth $2.846 billion enterprise value.“Kentucky Power and its…

KY GE Announcement

KY GE Announcement Governor Andy Beshear held his latest Team Kentucky update beginning the conference by sharing an upcoming announcement that will bring $400 million in investment to the state.Beshear then shared an announcement about GE Appliances’ upcoming investment in the state’s economy. The company will be investing 450 million dollars in the project,…

Bus Driver Shortage

Bus Driver Shortage A recent bus driver shortage across the country has started to impact Eastern Kentucky.Floyd County School administrators asked people in the community to step up and fill the missing positions.Several teachers and staff stepped up to help, but one principal also joined the cause.Donna Robinson is the principal of the John…

Bridge Dedication

Bridge Dedication In a decision made by the fiscal court, Knott County leaders held a bridge dedication on Thursday.The ceremony was in honor of Chief Deputy Dobby W. Jacobs, who died in 2019.Friends, family, and coworkers came out to commemorate his legacy and career.The Knott County Judge Executive, Jeff Dobson, said the bridge they…

Quitting Jobs In KY

Quitting Jobs In KY Then, more people are quitting their jobs in Kentucky than any other state in the country, based on employment population.According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 84,000 Kentuckians left their jobs in August, which is 26,000 more than in July. Kentucky’s ‘quit rate,’ or the number…

Expanding Education Opportunities

Expanding Education Opportunities Students in Appalachia who study health care including pre-med and pre-pharmacy now have a new way to expand their education.Transylvania University and Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced a new partnership recently that allows students to study at the university and later return home to work for ARH.The partnership is for prospective…

Driver’s Licenses Offices Update

Driver’s Licenses Offices Update With a regional office located in Jackson County, two more mountain counties will soon transition to regional offices to get driver’s licenses next month.Perry and Powell County will transition from circuit clerks to offices operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) on November 29th. The office that will serve those…