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Breathitt County Fire Grant

Breathitt County Fire Grant

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it is investing nearly $300,000 into community services in three Eastern Kentucky counties.More than $123,000 is going to Breathitt County, more than $77,000 is going to Letcher County, and more than $90,000 is going to Owsley County.The Breathitt County grant will go towards equipment improvements for the Jackson Fire Department and the Breathitt County Jail. The Wolfcoal Volunteer Fire Department will also use the money to purchase new equipment.The Letcher County grant will be used by the both the county and private businesses to improve water sampling and energy efficiency in the county. This includes the purchase and installation of solar energy systems.




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Breathitt County Fatal Fire

Breathitt County Fatal Fire

Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly fire in Breathitt County.Police say one person is dead after a fire in the Lost Creek community of Breathitt County.The fire happened on Monday morning. Firefighters with the Watts-Caney Fire Department responded to the home on KY-476 and found a person dead inside.




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University Of Kentucky Commencement Going Virtual

University Of Kentucky Commencement Going Virtual

Another event later this year is going virtual due to the coronavirus.Officials with the University of Kentucky sent an email to students Tuesday afternoon saying the December commencement ceremonies will be held online.The Lexington Herald Leader reports students who graduated in May and August are also encouraged to be part of the event, scheduled for December 4th.A news release from the university states the ceremony is “not a replacement for the traditional UK Commencement”.




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Combatting Child Abuse

Combatting Child Abuse

Kentucky Youth Advocates, Kosair Charities, and statewide partners in the Face It ® Movement jaoined Attorney General Daniel Cameron to announce Tuesday the release of a Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit to help prosecutors with best practices and resources. Kentucky consistently ranks first in the nation for incidences of child abuse and child maltreatment. The toolkit highlights the importance of cooperation in addressing incidences of child abuse by encouraging collaboration between stakeholders, including Commonwealth’s and County Attorneys, social workers, physicians, and advocates.




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Grants From Applachian Regional Commission

Grants From Applachian Regional Commission

The governor has announced millions of dollars in funding, both from the Appalachian Regional Commission and from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for projects in several areas in the mountains. For instance One East Kentucky, based in Paintsville, will use more than $1 million to institute a business retention and expansion program to recruit new industry to the region. The program will serve 300 businesses in 12 communities, retain 250 jobs, create 1,500 new jobs and leverage $60 million in private investment.




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Technical College Offering Cybersecurity Program

Technical College Offering Cybersecurity Program

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) received two grants totaling $482,188 during the next two years to develop health care cybersecurity curriculum and a talent, and to increase diversity in cybersecurity programs.BCTC will receive $308,517 over two years from the National Security Agency (NSA) to work with the University of Louisville, University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of North Florida, the City University of Seattle and Owensboro Community and Technical College to develop curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent specifically focused on health care and research into security biometrics.




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