KY BOE Approves New Social Studies Standards

KY BOE Approves New Social Studies Standards The State Board of Education unanimously passed new Social Studies standards Wednesday.The new standards provide guidelines for what students should be learning from grade to grade.Kindergarten students would learn about the purpose of local government.The overview for fourth grade says students would learn why and how people…

National Unemployment Rate Dips

National Unemployment Rate Dips The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped sharply last week, a sign that layoffs are rare and the job market is strong.The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless aid fell 19,000 to 234,000, a low level that indicates businesses are holding onto their employees. Applications are a proxy…

Eastern KY Prepares For Disaster

Eastern KY Prepares For Disaster Multiple Eastern Kentucky Emergency Management agencies prepared for disaster Wednesday.The East Kentucky Expo Center turned into a “tactical emergency casualty care” training course.The training teaches first responders how to enter into hostile environments like an active shooter situation.Instructor Nick Endicott says the increase of those situations in the United…

City Of Hazard Residents Have Water Again

City Of Hazard Residents Have Water Again Officials with the City of Hazard say water has been resorted to Perry County communities affected by recent water outages.Many people in the Leatherwood community have been without water for several days because of water main breaks and leaks that cause a water emergency last Friday.City officials…

“Rails To Trails” In Prestonsburg

“Rails To Trails” In Prestonsburg A four-year project in Prestonsburg is finally in the works. The city has purchased rail property from CSX and will be taking some rails out and replacing them with trails. The tourism department is calling the project “From Rails to Trails.” The trails will be for hiking, biking, horseback…

New Recycling Center In Perry County

New Recycling Center In Perry County A new recycling drop-off center has opened in the Perry County Garage. In addition to plastic and cardboard, the facility accepts large, bulky items that garbage trucks won’t pick up. You can drop off acceptable items at the county garage Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30…

Pulling The Plug On A Battery Company

Pulling The Plug On A Battery Company A battery manufacturer says it is suspending plans to build a $372 million facility and hire 875 workers in the heart of Appalachia.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Enerblu CEO John Thomas said the company made the decision after a primary potential investor withdrew support for the project last…