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Rural Blog: McConnell, Rogers backing plan to move ARC out of Washington D.C., focus on poorest areas

Two powerful Kentucky Republicans have an idea to boost the economic development agency created to help Appalachia: “Move it out of the nation’s capital,” Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Hal Rogers, a House Appropriations Committee chair and former committee chair, “are sponsoring a bill they say will refocus the Appalachian...

Perry County Sanitation District receives $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission Grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved funding for a $500,000 grant for the Perry County Sanitation District No. 1. Funds will be used to expand and upgrade the area’s existing wastewater collection system to provide sewer service for 30 households and the Chavies Elementary School. “Providing better infrastructure in Kentucky’s Appalachian-region communities is one of our administration’s...