Eastern Kentucky

Environment
9:25 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Be Advised: Kentucky's Waterways May Carry E.Coli

Signage warns people not to swim, fish or wade in Beargrass Creek near Beargrass Road and Alta Vista.

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 6:02 am

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is warning swimmers and boaters to stay away from several streams and tributaries in Eastern Kentucky.

The waterways are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, which comes from human and animal waste.

The problem is so extensive that the swimming advisories have been expanded to include all of Kentucky’s lakes and rivers after heavy rainfall.

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Government
4:40 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is challenging leaders in eastern Kentucky to accept the decline of coal production and invest in a new economy to help pull the region out of poverty.

"A lot of leaders in Eastern Kentucky keep talking about ‘coal is the answer and there is a war on coal.’ I’m a friend of coal. I support the coal industry. But the coal industry’s future doesn't look bright and we have to look beyond that and learn to develop a new economy in Eastern Kentucky," he says.

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Science
8:14 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Shakes East Kentucky Over Weekend

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake centered in Kentucky also hit at least eight other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg, near the Virginia line.

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Afternoon Update
4:54 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/29/12

C.M. Fitzpatrick United States Department of Defense

Today on NPR: The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.

Kentucky:

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Education
4:45 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Eastern Kentucky College Scholarships

Governor Steve Beshear has released four million dollars for scholarships to Eastern Kentucky college students in a move to counteract a legislative stalemate. 

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Education
2:36 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Budget Compromise Changes Appalachia​n Scholarshi​ps

A scholarship program intended to serve college students in far eastern Kentucky has been expanded. What was originally called the Appalachian Scholarship Fund has been expanded to all coal-producing counties in Kentucky, including those in the western portion of the state. The program applies to students in the last two years of their education who attend a university, public or private, in a coal-producing county. The intent was to keep eastern Kentucky students from leaving the area for college.

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Education
7:14 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Weekend OVC Scores

And in other OVC men’s basketball action over the weekend, Morehead State beat Eastern Kentucky 58 to 45, Eastern Illinois defeated UT Martin 74 to 71, Southeast Missouri brought down SIU Edwardsville 85 to 72, and Tennessee State beat Tennessee Tech 68 to 53.