Combatting Child Abuse

Combatting Child Abuse Kentucky Youth Advocates, Kosair Charities, and statewide partners in the Face It ® Movement jaoined Attorney General Daniel Cameron to announce Tuesday the release of a Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit to help prosecutors with best practices and resources. Kentucky consistently ranks first in the nation for incidences of child abuse and…

Grants From Applachian Regional Commission

Grants From Applachian Regional Commission The governor has announced millions of dollars in funding, both from the Appalachian Regional Commission and from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for projects in several areas in the mountains. For instance One East Kentucky, based in Paintsville, will use more than $1 million to institute a business retention and…

Technical College Offering Cybersecurity Program

Technical College Offering Cybersecurity Program Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) received two grants totaling $482,188 during the next two years to develop health care cybersecurity curriculum and a talent, and to increase diversity in cybersecurity programs.BCTC will receive $308,517 over two years from the National Security Agency (NSA) to work with the University…

KY Postal Worker Charged

KY Postal Worker Charged A United States Postal Service employee in Louisville has been federally charged for willfully obstructing the passage of mail after more than 100 absentee ballots and other mail were found discarded in a dumpster more than a week ago.DeShawn Bojgere, 30, has been charged with the federal crime of delaying…

KPCA Receives Donation

KPCA Receives Donation The Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) is working to help its provider members obtain and maintain an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).A $20,000 donation from Humana announced Monday will help toward that goal.The Humana donation allows KPCA to complete the work with its suppliers to create the stockpile of…

AppHarvest Breaks Ground

AppHarvest Breaks Ground AppHarvest officially broke ground Monday on its third high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Central Appalachia, this one to grow leafy greens.Located in Berea, KY the farm, when complete, will be 15 acres.The indoor facility will grow non-GMO, chemical pesticide-free leafy greens to be distributed to U.S. grocers and restaurants. The…

Pikeville Medical Center Receives Grant

Pikeville Medical Center Receives Grant Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently received a $59,000 grant from Kosair Charities to purchase a Temperature Management “Cooling Blanket Therapy” System for the PMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).This temperature management system has the ability to cool a newborn’s body and brain temperature, potentially saving a baby’s life in…

Vaccine Not For One KY Congressman

Vaccine Not For One KY Congressman A Kentucky Congressman says he won’t be taking the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. Republican U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted on Thursday that he hopes a vaccine is developed soon, but he doesn’t plan to use it.When asked about it by the Courier Journal, Massie said in…

Elkhorn City Restaurant Tax Possible

Elkhorn City Restaurant Tax Possible Change may be coming to some food prices in Elkhorn City.The city council is considering a three percent restaurant tax on all food purchased by consumers. It’s a tax that Elkhorn City Mayor Mike Taylor says is already the norm in communities all over the region.“I don’t see anything…