The people of eastern Kentucky are hurting, and many feel it’s due, at least in part, to the administration’s “War on Coal” – excessive, overly burdensome regulations on coal.
“Within 30 days, we’ll receive a report back from the Rural Policy Research Institute, the organization that collaborated with the planning committee to bring together the SOAR Summit,” stated U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. “In 60 days, Governor Beshear and I plan to report back to you with a structured plan of execution to keep the SOAR initiative going strong.”
A local family will be without a home this Christmas after a massive fire swept through their home on Monday morning, destroying everything they own.
The fire, at 1200 Greenbriar Rd in Manchester, engulfed the home of Deborah Reid who was at work at Laurel Creek Healthcare when the fire broke out.
Clay County kids face too many challenges, says a recent index ranking by Kentucky KIDS COUNT. Perhaps of greatest concern is the widespread lack of economic security for many of our area children. In Clay County, 42.5% of children live in poverty. 13.5% of parents are unemployed, with 68% facing high rental cost burden. Children in poverty face substantial, long-term risks that stifle opportunities for later success.
Following a devastating fire that destroyed the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, the shelter contracted to accept Clay County strays, hope is now on the horizon. Through an outpouring of donations, both monetary and equipment, and a reduced rental agreement on the former A&J Lawnmowers building, Clay, Knox, Whitley, and McCreary County strays will soon have a new home.
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