Paintsville Recovery Center Burns

Paintsville Recovery Center Burns The Paintsville Recovery Center Clinic burned to the ground Wednesday morning.A morning drive to work quickly turned into a chaotic scene.”I discovered it came upon it burning back here on the back corner. It had been burning a while cause it was already without the roof on us.”West Van Lear…

College Is Good For Kentuckians

College Is Good For Kentuckians College credentials are still a good value for Kentuckians, according to a new report issued by the state Council on Postsecondary Education.Also, state allocations for public higher education more than make up for their cost, the report said.“This report should dispel any myths about the value of a college…

Pike County Miners Get Paid

Pike County Miners Get Paid Pike County miners are packing up the blockade camp at the railroad tracks in Kimper after three days of protesting.Two groups of miners, both working for Quest Energy, met at the tracks Wednesday. One group insisted they would not leave until they were guaranteed their next paycheck.The paychecks were…

Promoting Food Sustainability

Promoting Food Sustainability A summit to promote local and sustainable food systems in Kentucky is planned for next month.The second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center, according to a statement from the Agriculture Department.Participants will learn about issues including agricultural research,…

Forgiving Student Loan Debt For Some Teachers

Forgiving Student Loan Debt For Some Teachers State Representative Derek Lewis, who represents Kentucky District 90, proposed a bill that would forgive student loan debt for STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teachers in federally designated promise areas. This includes several counties in Eastern Kentucky.”Whether it’s a science class, a math class, we have…

Increase In Food Prices

Increase In Food Prices The cost of a variety of foods showed a slight increase over the past year, with most items fluctuating during the fourth quarter, the Kentucky Farm Bureau said.The Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket Survey showed an increase in the average overall cost of food during three of the four quarters in 2019,…

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry

Governor Gets Involved In Coal Industry Governor Andy Beshear pledged that his state Labor Cabinet will take the miners’ employer to court if the company does not comply with his administration’s demand for records.This is in response to the Quest Energy coal miners who blocked a railroad track Monday night due to unpaid wages.The…

Kentucky Lawmakers Assemble Bags Of Food

Kentucky Lawmakers Assemble Bags Of Food Kentucky lawmakers assembled bags of food to be distributed to children at risk of going hungry at an event planned by a House leader who remains hospitalized.Lawmakers from both parties formed assembly lines Monday to put pasta, canned vegetables, pudding cups, juice boxes and other food into bags.The…

Weapon Carrying In KY Public Schools

Weapon Carrying In KY Public Schools Any police officers assigned to Kentucky schools would have to be armed under a bill introduced Monday as a follow-up to last year’s school safety law stemming from a deadly shooting.The new measure was filed by Senate Education Committee Chairman Max Wise, who called the proposal a priority…

Williamson Memorial Hospital Furloughs Employees

Williamson Memorial Hospital Furloughs Employees Twenty employees at Williamson Memorial Hospital will be furloughed as the hospital re-organizes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The hospital made the announcement Monday night.”After a comprehensive evaluation process, the hospital has developed a new, streamlined structure that is more appropriate considering current volumes,” the hospital said in a release. “Unfortunately,…