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Discussing Water Issues In Eastern KY

Discussing Water Issues In Eastern KY

The University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center is hosting a student-led series of events designed to bring awareness to water issues in eastern Kentucky and beyond.The events Monday through Thursday will focus on ecology, infrastructure and bottled water, and highlight organizations working on water-related issues.The Appalachian Center is based in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.




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WestCare Emergency Shelter In Pike County Needs Donations

WestCare Emergency Shelter In Pike County Needs Donations

The WestCare Emergency Shelter in Pike County is in need of donations.”We usually keep around 30 beds. But it has increased to 45 due to the cold weather months,” explained Natasha Newsom.Newsom is a Case Manager at the shelter. She said these higher numbers can lead to a big problem.”This place is run on donations. Without the community’s help, it would be shut down,” Newsom pointed out. She says people ask for things to keep them warm such as toboggans, mittens, socks and shoes and coats and even fingernail clippers and hairspray.




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Two Men Burglarize Church

Two Men Burglarize Church

Deputies say two men burglarized a church in Laurel County.Deputies arrested Leonard Jones and Vernon Wilson on Saturday. Surveillance footage led deputies to the suspects.Deputies say they burglarized Hazel Patch Church, and caused more than $1,000 in damage to the doors.Jones was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.Wilson was charged with burglary and criminal mischief.Both men were taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.




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Town Of Corbin Is Celebrating Christmas

Town Of Corbin Is Celebrating Christmas

The town of Corbin is hoping to bring some of the feeling of an Old Fashioned Christmas to the town. We’ve always heard about the ‘good old days’ and always wanted to come back to that and it is nice helping to bring that back and make downtown a center for the community again says Corbin’s Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill. He adds it’s a season where kids are able to get their picture made with Santa or get a nice warm cup of hot chocolate, parents are able to do a little Christmas shopping.




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Time For Winter Preparedness

Time For Winter Preparedness

Now is the time to prepare for whatever winter may bring and the National Weather Service offices that serve the state of Kentucky along with the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Emergency Management have designated December 1-7 as Winter Weather Awareness Week across the Commonwealth. Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to the cold. Even more fatalities occur in vehicle accidents, fires caused by heaters, or due to carbon monoxide poisoning from the improper use of generators during power outages. One tip includes building an emergency kit. A basic emergency kit should have a three day supply of food, water and medicine, along with the essential supplies a family will need in the event of a prolonged power outage when travel is not possible.




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Beshear, Republicans Set to Assist Teachers in 2020

Beshear, Republicans Set to Assist Teachers in 2020

Governor-elect Andy Beshear says he will have drafts of legislation ready to go the day he takes office to help the state’s teachers.

One of the cornerstones of his education plan is a a $2,000 pay raise for public school teachers — an incentive he said is needed to resolve a statewide teacher shortage.

He may not get much of a fight in the legislature, either. Kentucky House Majority Floor Leader John “Bam” Carney recently listed education as a top priority for House Republicans next session.

Friday, Beshear also reiterated his intention to reshape the Kentucky Board of Education with new appointees.




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