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Community Farm Alliance encourages investment in food security through redirecting police budgets

The Community Farm Alliance has issued the following statement: Community Farm Alliance (CFA) is advocating for local communities to redirect funds from police department budgets toward food security efforts and other preventative programs that make our communities more safe. We join those across Kentucky that are demanding these changes because CFA knows firsthand how programs facilitating increased...

EKU student Stephen Jones overcomes gun violence, football injuries to succeed in classroom

By Madison Harris Eastern Kentucky University Seven years ago, Stephen Jones stepped outside his west Louisville home and was grazed by a bullet from a drive-by shooter. Today, he steps outside his comfort zone to seize opportunities at Eastern Kentucky University. The story of Jones’ life reads like a movie script. When Jones was 9, his parents separated, leaving him without a father figure. When...

KyCIR: Fugitive Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric Conn’s latest trick: Turning flight risk into reality

By Eleanor Klibanoff Kentucky Center for Investiogative Reporting Eric Conn, eastern Kentucky’s infamous fraudster, has been running from the law for over a month now. Facing up to 12 years in prison, Conn sliced off his ankle bracelet, dumped it onto I-75 and — depending on who you believe — hightailed it to a country that’s difficult to extradite from, perhaps Cuba or Ecuador or Thailand. For...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Parking lots, garages can be dangerous; know the risks

After a recent theft in our building, I decided to search a local crime website to see what kind of criminal activity had been occurring outside my office doors. I was surprised to learn that a number of crimes have occurred in parking lots within a 1,000-foot radius of our building. So, in conjunction with a client request to provide personal safety loss control insight after incidents in an employee...