Free College Tuition

Free College Tuition Senator Rand Paul says he’ll be introducing a new bill that could be an alternative to calls for free college tuition.Making college affordable is one of a number of issues that are being debated on Capitol Hill. There are calls for free higher education coming from more progressive members of Congress.In…

Kentucky College Admissions

Kentucky College Admissions The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a nationwide decline in college admissions, and colleges across the Commonwealth also felt the impact of the national decline.Dr. Vic Adams, President and CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Techincal College, said the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is seeing enrollment numbers down more than…

Basket Brigade

Basket Brigade God’s Pantry has announced their ‘Basket Brigade’ is ramping up to to help Kentucky families get ready for Thanksgiving.Basket Brigade is something that God’s Pantry has put on for many many years, and even with the pandemic, the organization is once again happy to help.The event will take place on November 6…

Masks Are Optional

Masks Are Optional Masks are once again optional in another Kentucky school district.Casey County school leaders say students and staff no longer have to wear masks in school buildings. They say the change is because of the decrease in numbers of COVID-19.The county’s superintendent said COVID-19 cases have dropped so significantly recently that this…

Safety Training Grant

Safety Training Grant Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of 13 colleges that received part of a one million dollar US Department of Labor grant. School officials announced receiving a $50,000 grant to develop new safety training.The funds will help educate miners on safety procedures. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine…

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Families in Clay, Jackson and Laurel Countiuees will soon be treated by several organizations teaming up to help families in need this holiday season early next month.God’s Pantry Food Bank, The Creek Church, Randall and Victoria Weddle, Duff Family Coal and the Arby’s Foundation will host the Sharing Thanksgiving Basket Brigade…

Kentucky Power Heating Suggestions

Kentucky Power Heating Suggestions Kentucky Power officials said they are gearing up for the colder months and they are wanting to make sure customers are prepared.Cindy Wiseman with Kentucky Power said a colder winter is predicted, which she said will cause bills to increase.She said customers can save money by having their heat pumps…

Supporting Masking

Supporting Masking Despite a drop in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Beshear says Kentucky school districts should still keep their mask policies in place for now.He said this would cause a spike in cases, because so many students are still not able to get vaccinated. Teachers hope the policies stay in place a while longer, while…

Heaven Hill Strike

Heaven Hill Strike As the contract impasse with its union members continues, Heaven Hill has begun the process of hiring permanent replacement workers.More than 400 Heaven Hill employees have been on strike for the past five weeks.UFCW Local 23D – the union for the workers – and Heaven Hill have tried to reach an…

Test To Stay Program

Test To Stay Program Whitley County is involved in the “Test to Stay” program allowing students and staff to participate in in-person learning after being exposed to COVID-19.In the past, if you were exposed, you were expected to quarantine a full 10 days, but with Test to Stay, you can come to school and…