Center For Rural Development

Center For Rural Development Applications for The Center for Rural Development’s summer leadership programs, Rogers Scholars and Rogers Explorers, are now open.The Center has graduated nearly 4,000 middle and high school students since its first youth program began in 1998. Students of all different personalities and different backgrounds have joined together in a common…

Broadband Expansion

Broadband Expansion Clay County officials and members of Windstream met today at the Administration Building to host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate a major fiber broadband expansion in the county.The project will offer better internet for more than 8,500 people and is slated to be done by the end of January.Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers…

Solar Project

Solar Project Located on the site of the former Martiki mine, Kentucky is focused on a future that includes renewable energy, as Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the Martin County Solar Project, currently under development by Savion, is moving forward with plans to locate on a former coal mine in unincorporated Martin County, a…

Volunteers Of America

Volunteers Of America Describing it as unprecendented, Volunteers of America Mid-States announced the launch of a workforce development program in Eastern Kentucky supported by a $1.5 million federal grant at an event in Manchester Thursday.Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) is a dynamic workforce development and training program for people sidelined from work by…

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America is going to be laying wreaths Saturday morning at Camp Nelson. Volunteers have unloaded boxes of wreaths off trucks. More than 16,000 wreaths have been delivered in the last couple of days. The wreaths will be laid beginning todfay at noon and going into Saturday.Riders affiliated with the…

Pandemic Money

Pandemic Money Nurses, first responders and other essential workers are asking Kentucky lawmakers for some of the rescue plan money after they continued working through the pandemic. At a recent hering at the state capitol many health workers spoke.There is a $400 million rescue plan that lawmakers are deciding how to distribute. Healthcare professionals…

Perry County Schools Christmas

Perry County Schools Christmas More than 200 students benefitted from primary care workers in Perry County Schools with Christmas gifts.Throughout the year, employees hold different fundraisers to come up with money to purchase Christmas gifts for students at the end of the year.Once they receive the list of students they are buying for, some…

Samaritan’s Purse Assisting

Samaritan’s Purse Assisting More help is coming from Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief has set up in Mayfield, and is coordinating local volunteer church teams to assist homeowners with property cleanup from the recent deadly tornado.Homeowners in need of help with debris cleanup may request assistance by calling 270-970-3034. If your church would like…

Practical School Safety Tips

Practical School Safety Tips In light of recent school threats in the region, Jon Akers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety has some parctical tips to keep kids safe and parents informed.In order to prevent any dangerous situations from happening, Akers said its important for educators to build impactful relationships with…

Donating Blood

Donating Blood Since the tornado devastation in Kentucky lifesaving blood is needed. Anyone who wants to donate blood to the Red Cross needs to schedule an appointment, you can do so online at redcrossblood.org. Locally, the Red Cross also has food and shelter at Jennings Creek Elementary on Russellville Road if anyone needs a…