Blood Shortage

Blood Shortage With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holidays fast approaching, the American Red Cross is calling on donors to continue making appointments now and in the coming weeks ahead to help overcome an ongoing nationwide emergency blood shortage.Officials say the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this…

Internet Grant

Internet Grant Governor Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced that Kentucky has been awarded a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help expand high-speed internet across the commonwealth. A release says at least 50% required matching federal investments and a minimum of $600 million combined with…

Reporting Election Fraud

Reporting Election Fraud As we approach the 2021 Special Election, Attorney General Daniel Cameron is reminding Kentuckians that suspected election law violations should be reported to the Election Fraud Hotline.“Our office is committed to protecting the integrity of our elections by investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of election law, and tips from Kentuckians are…

Free Diapers

Free Diapers Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and State Senator Phillip Wheeler have announced a $10,000 donation to WestCare Emergency Shelter in Pikeville.This donation will help provide parents with complimentary access to diapers, wipes, creams, and other baby items.In total, Anthem has pledged $80,000 to open eight diaper closets across the Commonwealth. SNAP…

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…