KY Humane Society

KY Humane Society Kentucky Humane Society in Louisville is in desperate need of supplies after taking in over 100 animals from flood-ravaged areas in Eastern Kentucky.Most of the animals were in the shelter before the flooding. They were transported out to make room for animals that were lost of injured in the July 26…

MSU Early Move-In

MSU Early Move-In Meanwhile, Morehead State University, in an effort to support students from areas affected by the flooding, has announced early check-in.Any student planning to live in MSU residential housing this fall semester may contact Office of Student Housing and request early check-in if they need a place to stay.Check-in can begin Sunday,…

Floyd County Schools Delayed

Floyd County Schools Delayed The back-to-school start date for Floyd County Schools has been pushed back at least to two weeks due to damaging flooding in the county.The school board voted Tuesday to alter the academic calendar. Rather than classes several schools throughout the county are now being used as a hub, to provide…

Samaritan’s Purse Helping

Samaritan’s Purse Helping Among the many volunteers and organizations throughout eastern Kentucky right now, helping the hundreds if not thousands of people in need there is Samaritan’s Purse, which arrived in Breathitt County Monday night.Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground trying to help families rebuild now that the flood waters have receded, and many…

Governor Beshear Flood Update

Governor Beshear Flood Update Gov. Andy Beshear says in an update the death toll from the recent flooding has risen to 37 while hundreds of people remained unaccounted for five days after one of the nation’s poorest regions was swamped by nearly a foot of rain. The water poured down hillsides and into valleys…

Christian County Jobs

Christian County Jobs Meanwhile, Ascend Elements Inc. will invest $310 million in a new Kentucky plant, creating 250 full-time jobs in Christian County.Ascend produces advanced, sustainable battery materials from recycled lithium-ion batteries. The plant will produce enough recycled battery precursor and sustainable cathode active materials to equip up to 250,000 electric vehicles annually, Gov.…

Flooding And Mail Service

Flooding And Mail Service The United States Postal Services (USPS) announced temporary operations in Eastern Kentucky following flooding.A news release stated mail carriers will attempt delivery where and when it safe to do so. They will not drive on flooded or damaged roads or bridges and will avoid other potentially dangerous situations. If your…

Half-Staff Flags

Half-Staff Flags After announcing the deaths of 35 Kentuckians in historic flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags to half-staff.Beshear ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Kentuckians lost to or impacted by the recent historic Eastern Kentucky flooding events.Flags at state office buildings should be lowered…

SBA Flood Loans

SBA Flood Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses and residents in Kentucky following deadly flooding. According to the SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, the disaster declaration covers Breathitt, Clay, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties in Kentucky. People there are eligible for both Physical and…

IRS Relief

IRS Relief As another way of helping flood victims, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that victims of the severe storms and flooding in Eastern Kentucky will now have until Nov. 15, 2022 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.Individuals and households affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and…