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Renters Assistance

Renters Assistance

Federal assistance is available for renters whose homes and property were damaged by recent floods in eastern Kentucky. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said individual assistance is available to renters as well as homeowners and can help pay for temporary housing.Eligible counties are Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley, says FEMA.




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Gingerbread Festival Canceled

Gingerbread Festival Canceled

Organizers for the 2022 Knott County Gingerbread Festival announced the event is canceled.The announcement was made in a Facebook post.Organizers said the festival committee, volunteers, and vendors are heartbroken due to the destruction caused by the historic flooding our region saw on July 28th.They ask any of their sponsors, volunteers and community leaders to spend their time and money putting their businesses and communities back together.




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Bluegrass Supply Chain

Bluegrass Supply Chain

A logistics provider plans to invest $25 million for a new operation in Bowling Green that will create 110 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Bluegrass Supply Chain Services LLC is expanding its logistics capabilities to serve the automotive and food and beverage markets, according to a statement Tuesday from Beshear’s office.




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Denny’s Mobile Diner

Denny’s Mobile Diner

And the help keeps coming to Eastern KY. Denny’s is sending its Mobile Relief Diner to Eastern Kentucky to serve communities impacted by deadly flooding.The 53-foot mobile diner will serve free breakfast to Eastern Kentuckians from today to Sunday, August 14.The breakfast will include two pancakes, two sausage links, hot coffee and cold water.You can find the mobile diner in the Hazard Lowe’s parking lot. The address is 81 Commerce Drive, Hazard KY, 41701.




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Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water

Several Letcher County communities are still without water, but now one fire department is offering a sustainable solution to this issue.The Mayking Fire Department partnered with the Louisville-based company WaterStep to receive a water purification system at their station.The silo holds 5,000 gallons of water that people will be able to stop by and pick up in the upcoming days.Fire officials also say the system can transform water into bleach.




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Toxics Act

Toxics Act

Veterans exposed to burn pits while serving overseas will have an easier time getting medical care. For many years, veterans’ service organizations have been working towards the change, saying younger veterans were dying due to exposure to toxic fumes, and said they’ve had to fight the VA to access care.President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act on Wednesday.




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