Money For Struggling Coal Communities In KY

Money For Struggling Coal Communities In KY The Appalachian Regional Commission is spreading $26.5 million in awards to nine states to assist struggling coal communities.The commission said in a news release Thursday that the money is projected to create or retain more than 5,400 jobs and leverage more than $193 million in private investments…

Make-A-Wish Day At Keeneland

Make-A-Wish Day At Keeneland Thursday was the annual ‘Make-a-Wish’ day at Keeneland.Ten children, along with their families, were the guests of honor at the race track.The families got to meet the jockeys in the paddock. They also watched the races from the winner’s circle.At the end of each race, the families presented the trophies…

Perry County Church Broken Into

Perry County Church Broken Into $7,000 worth of musical and electrical equipment was stolen from a church in Perry County.Wednesday, members of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ were about to get ready for service later that day when they found out the building had been broken in to.”It appears they got into…

Champions Of Applachia Award

Champions Of Applachia Award For only the fourth year, Christian Appalachian Project is selecting an organization to receive the Champions of Appalachia Award.It is meant to highlight organizations in the mountains that significantly impact people’s lives in a positive way.This year, Hindman Settlement School has been selected as the recipient of the award. The…

Car Parts Manufacturer Expanding in KY

Car Parts Manufacturer Expanding in KY A car parts manufacturer says an expansion at one of its plants in Kentucky will create roughly 250 jobs.The News-Enterprise reports that Metalsa announced the plans for its plant in Elizabethtown. Metalsa is based in Mexico, is a supplier to automotive manufacturers, and its Elizabethtown facility is one…

KY Food Bowl Kick-Off

KY Food Bowl Kick-Off Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visited Prestonsburg on Tuesday to kick off the Commonwealth of Kentucky Food Bowl.Her office partnered with the Kentucky Association of Counties for the competition, which is geared to raised donations of food and money for food pantries between Oct. 15 and Oct. 26.State…

Ambulance Services For Pike County

Ambulance Services For Pike County It is a move that could help save lives in our region. An emergency administrative regulation by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services will allow six Kentucky counties, including Pike County, to deal with the ambulance service shortage some communities are facing.Elkhorn City officials applied in December…

KY Transportation Department Provides Safe Passage For Relief Efforts

KY Transportation Department Provides Safe Passage For Relief Efforts The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making sure people can get help in the south following Hurricane Michael.Secretary Greg Thomas waived certain commercial motor carrier regulations for crews involved in relief efforts.Secretary Thomas issued an emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to…

Hyden Cemetery Needs Financial Boost

Hyden Cemetery Needs Financial Boost In late April of 2018, the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East opened along Highway 421 in Hyden. The cemetery is meant to be a final resting place for veterans in a 75-mile radius of the cemetery.”We’re the last cemetery to be formed in the state of Kentucky for the…