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Solar energy

Solar power means bigger electricity bills for non-solar customers, a group called the Consumer Energy Alliance told a panel of state legislators. CEA’s Brydon Ross told the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy that private credits given to solar customers who participate in programs like net metering–which gives retail credit for excess solar energy fed into the electrical grid—allows those customers to avoid paying costs that most consumers on the grid pay. Kentucky has had a net metering program since 2004.


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Charity lied about helping veterans

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his office assisted in shuttering the doors of a charity that misled thousands of donors by claiming contributions supported local veterans. The settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters Inc., which also uses the name VeteransNow, dissolves the Illinois-based nonprofit corporation. An example of the organization’s conduct is reflected in their most recent financial statement, when VietNow reported raising nearly $2 million nationwide with less than 5 percent of funds going to charitable programs. Attorneys General in California, Illinois and other states also launched an investigation into VietNow, which led to Kentucky’s involvement and the present negotiated resolution. Beshear also reminds Kentucky donors who are not familiar with a charitable organization and how they use their money to verify what percentage of their income goes to the charity’s purpose on CharityNavigator.org. Additional research tools and resources can also be found on the Attorney General’s website.


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Shooter Drill

Manchester Memorial Hospital held an Emergency Management Full Scale Exercise on the hospital campus, which includes clinics and home health. Clay County Emergency Management, Manchester Fire Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Manchester Police Department and others participated in the drill.


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Pumpkin Contest

Manchester Memorial Hospital held their annual Pumpkin Contest October 27, the employees did a wonderful job on all the pumpkins. Clay County Primary Care came in first place with the Snow White and the seven dwarfs display. A special thank you to judges, Tammy Pennington, Stewart Anderson and Hurriyat Ghayyur.


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Moving The Rock


The Red Bird River Petroglyphs rock has been moved to a new location in Rawlings Stinson Park. Manchester City Manager Mike White was on hand to oversee the relocation. The rock originally was situated along the Red Bird River but was moved to a park in Manchester after it fell onto the roadway below in 1994.


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Clay Unemployment Back in Top Ten

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.9 percent between September 2016 and September 2017. It was followed by Leslie County, 10.7 percent; Harlan County, 8.6 percent; Elliott County, 8.3 percent, Letcher County, 8.1 percent; Jackson County, 7.8 percent; Fulton County, 7.7 percent; Carter and Clay counties, 7.6 percent each; and Breathitt and Wolfe counties, 7.5 percent each. Unemployment rates fell in 102 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in five and rose in 13 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.


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2018 Marketplace Insurance

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance plans at healthcare.gov is quickly approaching. The Health Benefit Exchange (HBE), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is working to ensure Kentuckians are prepared, informed and have the resources they need to choose a 2018 health plan.


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Tree-planting project

Applications will soon begin being accepted for “Plant for the Planet” grants from Kentucky Utilities Company. The grants fund qualified tree-plantings by nonprofit or government entities. The Plant for the Planet grant program awards matching grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 to organizations with a history of successful tree plantings in the KU service territories.


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