Gifted Students

Gifted Students Recently, more than 100 gifted Harlan County Public Schools students learn ways to handle social and emotional issues.The workshops and discussions focused on a variety of situations kids may face, including those that could be directly related to their gifted status.“Gifted kids have an additional set of issues that they sometimes don’t…

Recycled Tires

Recycled Tires Officials with the Kentucky Division of Waste Management announced applications are open for recycled tire and crumb rubber projects.The Energy and Environmental Cabinet will provide grand funding for things like mulch projects and walking trails that want to use recycled tires.The news release states there are some projects not eligible for the…

Unemployment Insurance Program

Unemployment Insurance Program Kentucky is again showing numerous issues with the unemployment insurance system.This is according to State Auditor Mike Harmon, who released the findings Wednesday morning.Harmon said most of the issues discovered with unemployment insurance included things like filers who claimed they were state employees but were not.Harmon said the audit includes 19…

Fixing Potholes

Fixing Potholes KYTC officials say as snow and ice make their way out of the Big Sandy region, District 12 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has some potholes to fill. Chief District Engineer Mary Westfall-Holbrook says “The salt and the calcium that we’ve put on sometimes can affect the roads that are already weakened…

Foster Kids Volunteers

Foster Kids Volunteers You’re needed for one day ech month according to officials seeing volunteers all across Kentucky to review cases of children in the foster care system.A statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts said Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are “in critical need” of people who can review cases to ensure…

KY Education

KY Education The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents officially launched the Kids First Kentucky initiative on Tuesday with the major goalbeing to increase per student funding in education.“Now, more than ever, is the time for the Kentucky General Assembly to close the gap in our state’s decades-long, chronically underfunded education system,” said KASS Executive…

Workforce Training

Workforce Training Governor Andy Beshear announced more than $2.2 million in funds to support workforce training in the state.The money is supposed to help fund the training of almost 9,500 workers in the Commonwealth.The announcement brings the state total for the 2022 fiscal year to more than $6 million, which supports almost 90 applicants…

New Beginning Achievement Center

New Beginning Achievement Center In Somerset for many individuals with developmental, intellectual or behavioral disabilities, what seems like a simple task for can become a challenge. A New Beginning Achievement Center (ANBAC) is dedicated to helping these people thrive in Somerset.ANBAC is a facility that helps neurodivergent adults gain valuable skills to help them…

KY Car Tax

KY Car Tax Some relief could be on the way for people affected by recent tax increases on car tax bills.Kentucky lawmakers spent the day Wednesday talking over a bill that would help change the way car taxes are determined.“Many vehicles are being taxed at a higher rate than their vehicle is actually worth,”…

Abandoned Coal Mines

Abandoned Coal Mines Nearly $725 million in federal funding is available this fiscal year to 22 states and the Navajo Nation for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage.U.S. Department of the Interior officials announced the funding Monday.It is included in President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package and…