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…

Eastern KY Getting Coal Jobs

Eastern KY Getting Coal Jobs One year after then EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell were in Hazard to announce the repeal of Obama era coal regulations, jobs are opening up in the coal fields.”So now that it’s coming back and they have taken off a lot of the rules and…

Boosting KY Tourism With Barns

Boosting KY Tourism With Barns Officials in a western Kentucky community are updating the locations of barns that are painted with colorful quilt designs in an effort to boost tourism.Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission Director Cynthia Elder told The Mayfield Messenger that the organization has worked with the Graves County Extension Homemakers and the Art…

KY Airports Get Upgrades

KY Airports Get Upgrades Two airports in Louisville are getting $24.4 million in federal grants to make infrastructure improvements.A statement from the Louisville Airport Authority says $23.3 million will go toward upgrades at Louisville International Airport and $1.1 million will go to improve Bowman Field.Some of the projects planned at Louisville International Airport include…