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Floyd County Settles with WV-Gov. Owned Company Over Back Taxes

Floyd County Settles with WV-Gov. Owned Company Over Back Taxes

A Kentucky county has worked out a deal to settle delinquent property taxes owed by a company once controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County is to receive $400,000 under the deal.

County Attorney Keith Bartley said county officials didn’t enter a previous agreement because they were unwilling to waive 100 percent of the penalties and interest owed by Kentucky Fuel.

In the earlier deal, Justice family companies wiped out millions in delinquent property taxes due to the state and four other eastern Kentucky counties — Knott, Pike, Harlan and Magoffin.




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AdventHealth Breaks Ground in Manchester

AdventHealth Breaks Ground in Manchester

AdventHealth in Manchester held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new surgical wing yesterday.

Hundreds turned out, including Congressman Hal Rogers.

Two state of the art operating rooms and a procedure room are included in the new expansion. They say the surgical wing is scheduled to be up and running in about 14 months.




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Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Blackjewel Protestors

Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Blackjewel Protestors

A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal.

News outlets report lawyers for Blackjewel LLC and the U.S. Labor Department were in court Friday in Charleston WV.

Miners have camped out on train tracks and blocked coal trains in Harlan County since last month and say Blackjewel owes workers weeks of pay. Blackjewel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection July 1 .

The Labor Department filed an order last month saying the coal should be kept from interstate commerce until the miners are paid, in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lawyers for Blackjewel say the coal is losing value and increasing in combustibility, meaning it could burst into flames, as it sits on the tracks.




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Seeking A Diploma Flying Drones

Seeking A Diploma Flying Drones

Paintsville High School is bringing in a program you do not think you would see in a high school classroom. They’ve partnered with the Hazard Community and Technical College to bring in a program called unmanned systems technology that will certify students to fly drones.”It is so important for students in high school to be able to explore multiple opportunities to figure out what they want to do with their lives,” said Jennifer Lindon the president of HCTC.Superintendent David Gibson created the partnership.This program gives students the chance to become certified drone pilots.




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University Of The Cumberlands Is Recognized

University Of The Cumberlands Is Recognized

The University of the Cumberlands was recognized as one of the fastest-growing colleges in America.The Chronicle of Higher Education reported this in their annual Almanac of Higher Education. Both private and public colleges and universities across the country are represented in the article.“In the decade from 2007 to 2017, Cumberlands’ enrollment grew 350 percent,” wrote Kelly Field from the Chronicle. There are 16-thousand students enrolled this year.




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Congressman Hal Rogers Will Run Again

Congressman Hal Rogers Will Run Again

Kentucky’s longest-serving congressman is leaving no doubt that he will be running for reelection. Congressman Hal Rogers tells media outlets “There’s a lot of things I need yet to do and I would fill terrible about quitting the job before it’s successfully finished,” said Rogers. Rogers was first elected in 1980 and if he is reelected, he could soon become the longest-serving member of Congress from Kentucky ever.




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