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Rural Blog: Appalachia hit twice by coal declines; fewer jobs, ‘crippling’ bills for more expensive power

“As coal mining has collapsed across Appalachia, residents in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia have been socked with a double whammy—crippling electric bills to go along with a declining economy,” James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News. (KyForward file photo) American Electric Power subsidiaries Wheeling Power and Appalachian Power requested permission from the West Virginia...

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass honors teacher, businessman for teaching finances

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Kevin Clary, a long-time educator at Jessie Clark Middle School, was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year by Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass. He was recognized March 19 at the JA Adopt-A-School breakfast reception and awards program held at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott.   Kevin Clary (Photo by FCPS) JA piloted its financial literacy series...