Rural Broadband Internet

Rural Broadband Internet To help out some of the smallest towns and communities in Kentucky, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced a partnership with the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge to expand broadband internet throughout rural Kentucky.The effort dedicates $250,000 to help the Kentucky Highlands Center for Development to improve technical…

Bluestar Memorial Marker

Bluestar Memorial Marker A Bluestar Memorial Marker was dedicated in Whitley County on Monday signifying the people who have served, are serving or will serve in the military..It was set up at the Kentucky Welcome Center and hosted by the Corbin Garden Club.The ceremony was postponed multiple times before finally being able to happen.…

Appalachian Tank, Inc.

Appalachian Tank, Inc. It’s here. The Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park is welcoming a new tenant as Appalachian Tank, Inc. prepares to make its way to Pikeville.The business, a subsidiary of Platinum Tank Group in Canada, is now moving into the space formerly occupied by SilverLiner, which closed shop earlier this year after the pandemic…

Poor Financial Management

Poor Financial Management A report by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education has found that poor financial management by Kentucky State University leadership in recent years has resulted in significant financial losses, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.The report also recommended that the institution receive $23 million in special appropriations from the state budget to cover…

Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Funding Talk about a windfall, a bill is headed to President Biden with more than a trillion dollars for infrastructure projects, and billions of dollars included in that bill will likely be spent here in Kentucky.The bill includes $550 billion of new federal investments in infrastructure over the next five years.And Kentucky could…

Funky Finds

Funky Finds Get out your pocketbooks and wallets a store in Leslie County is closing up shop for the winter season, this time with a unique twist.Funky Finds, located in the Wooton community, is trying to sell all of its products by the end of this week.Everything located in the store is currently on…

FEMA Flooding

FEMA Flooding In a response to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied the request of Individual Assistance to those impacted by the Aug. 30 flooding in Buchanan County that left one person dead, according to news outlets.A letter from FEMA, forwarded from Northam’s office, reads that the flooding’s impact…

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time Time to change your time devices. As winter begins, the days will continue to get shorter.Daylight saving time officially ends on Sunday, November 7th.The time change will take place at 2 a.m. Be sure to change your clocks before heading to bed Saturday night.Remember, smart devices will update themselves, but microwaves,…

Electric Vehicle Expansion

Electric Vehicle Expansion A manufacturer plans to create 170 jobs as part of a $27 million expansion of its Kentucky operations to support future electric vehicle-related business, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The investment by Nemak USA Inc. will support building upgrades and new equipment for its operations in Glasgow in south-central Kentucky, the governor’s office…

Agriculture Mental Health Grant

Agriculture Mental Health Grant The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding a $500,000 grant to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.This grant will help the KDA expand its efforts to address stress, mental health, and suicide prevention among agriculture producers.“Focusing on mental health is key to having a healthy agriculture community,” Commissioner of Agriculture Dr.…