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American Red Cross is seeking volunteers

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An orientation for new American Red Cross is seeking volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8.


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Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support, and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning.

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in and around the Lake Cumberland area counties.

An orientation for new volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Hal Rogers Training Center at 180 Oak Leaf Lane in Somerset. Volunteers may apply online by visiting http://www.redcross.org/volunteer.

The American Red Cross is a 501c3 nonprofit, humanitarian organization. Red Cross volunteers respond to disasters every eight minutes, and nearly all of these are home fires.

For more information contact the American Red Cross at 859-893-2395.

KHEAA College Challenge

The KHEAA College Challenge will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30 at Clay County High School. This interactive game show-style presentation is for high school AND middle school students AND families.

KHEAA College Challenge gives audiences the chance to participate in a little friendly competition while learning about college access and financial aid at the same time! Let us know you’re coming: call i3 Achievement Counselor Ryan Cornett at 606.596.1164 or email ryan.cornett@clay.kyschools.us.


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This Week in the Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT — With the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 in its second half, lawmakers have voted on scores of bills, held numerous budget hearings to dig into the governor’s state spending plan and heard many hours of testimony on the major education, health care, and crime issues confronting Kentucky.


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But the legislative process is more like a marathon than a sprint, so the final half of our session is sure to see even more action – especially as the state budget comes closer to a vote in the House of Representatives and delivery to the Senate.
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CCHS student dies in tragic accident

The Laurel County corner has reported that Christopher Hubbard age 17 has been killed as a result of an accident on HWY 192 in London near the Somerset Community College entrance. The accident is being investigated by the London Police Department.

According to social media Chris was a senior at Clay County High School. The accident occurred about 3:30 PM Thursday. A second passenger in the car, Cameron Asher was flown out by helicopter. His condition is not known at this time.

According to eyewitnesses at the scene the medical helicopter landed near the scene.

Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

Matching donations “pay it forward” to assist with utility bills

As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable. For many, it’s during these times that we could all use the support of those around us.


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To assist community members who may have difficulty paying their heating bills during the winter months, Kentucky Utilities Company reminds customers the utility matches donations of residential customers who wish to “pay it forward” by contributing to WinterCare Energy Fund, the utility’s primary heating assistance program. The company matches these donations, $1 for $1, throughout the entire year.
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Jackson Energy Youth Tour Program

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation’s capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.


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The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America’s rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
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Tax Check-off to Help Communities Showcase History

A new tax check-off program debuting on the 2015 Kentucky state income tax return is designed to help build stronger history organizations across the commonwealth and instill pride in its communities.


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Donations for Kentucky’s Local History Trust Fund will help local historical organizations — museums, cemetery preservation groups, educators, genealogical societies and more — meet professional standards and share their community’s role in Kentucky’s development.
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Promise Zone marks two-year anniversary

More than $223 million in total funding announced

More than $223 million in funding has been announced in the eight-county Promise Zone since its designation two years ago.


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That means programs in Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Clay, Knox and part of Whitley are seeing greater investments in areas such as online learning and other education initiatives, workforce training, business financing, broadband, infrastructure projects, tourism, and housing and energy-efficiency projects.
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