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Summer Food Service Training

The Kentucky Department of Education‘s Division of School and Community Nutrition is presenting Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Best Practices Sessions to school and non-profit organizations that participate in this federal child nutrition summer meals program. The training will be held February 23 at the Corbin Center for Technology and Community Activities from 9 AM – 3 PM.


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Stream Protection Rule

Kentucky today joined 12 other states in petitioning the United States District Court, in the District of Columbia, to enjoin the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) from enforcing the Stream Protection Rule it finalized late last year. The complaint alleges that the Stream Protection Rule fundamentally rewrites the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (Act) by mandating that states follow a one-size-fits-all federal rule for what the Act designates as primarily the states’ responsibility in regulating coal mining and reclamation operations.


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Letter to the Editor

Kentucky Chamber thanks Stivers

The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate President Robert Stivers on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate. The Chamber has long advocated for the passage of right-to-work legislation which simply prohibits requiring a worker to join a union as a condition of employment. We see right-to-work as an economic development issue. Over the years, we have noticed that major companies have not been considering Kentucky because we were not a right-to-work state.


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McKesson fueled opioid epidemic in eastern Kentucky

McKesson Corporation, one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit Field Division Special Agent in Charge, Timothy J. Plancon, announced. “McKesson’s failure to report suspicious orders fueled the opioid epidemic in eastern Kentucky,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Shier. “Opioid abuse has devastated our community, and the investigation of drug distributors, like McKesson, is one aspect of the United States’s multifaceted fight against this epidemic.”


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Clay Featured in Book on Appalachia Food

Clay County food is the focus of one of the eight chapters of a book written about Appalachia foods. Victuals” evokes Appalachia’s rich culture through Ronni Lundy’s personal stories and those of people she met as she traveled more than 4,000 miles through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Georgia. Lundy, 67, lives in Burnsville, North Carolina, and is a native of Kentucky. Salt of the Earth tells the story of such saltworks as the ones in Clay County, Ky., and how salt became a defining ingredient in Appalachian cooking. The chapter includes such recipes as miner’s goulash and “swing shift” steak.


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Kentucky Basketball — Most Valuable Cat

Most Valuable Cat—By John Huang

As Kentucky marches through the highly forgettable and/or regrettable SEC portion of their schedule on the way to post-season play, it’s time to dole out the award for the most valuable player to date. Remember that I’m NOT asking you who is the most outstanding player on this highly talented team, but rather who is the most valuable individual to the team. If the Wildcats were to lose just one player for whatever reason, who could they least afford to lose?


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