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Rural-health lobby asks McConnell to make critical-access status easier for nine Kentucky hospitals

Rural hospitals will be on the mind of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he works on the next coronavirus relief bill, he said this week. McConnell didn’t commit to supporting a specific proposal of the National Rural Health Association, making it easier for struggling rural hospitals to qualify as critical-access hospitals, a designation that gets them extra reimbursements from Medicare...

Children learn about careers, community during UK extension’s Community Passport Adventure Camp

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Many parents often look for educational ways to help their children spend those “lazy days of summer,” and for the past several years in Fleming County, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and chamber of commerce have helped to fill that void. The Community Passport Adventure Camp is a weeklong, free program for young people ages 9-12....

Public Service Commission fines City of Flemingsburg for natural gas safety violations

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has fined the city of Flemingsburg $60,000 for safety violations that led to an explosion during repairs to a leaking natural gas line. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC levied the $60,000 civil penalty but suspended $30,000 of the fine, subject to Flemingsburg providing additional training to employees of the city’s utility system. The explosion occurred...

The covered bridge capital of Kentucky, Flemingsburg is a diamond in the rough

Branson Leet Special to KyForward Flemingsburg is a rural town hidden amongst the rolling hills of Appalachia that is truly a diamond in the rough. The seat of Fleming County, Flemingsburg is in Northeastern Kentucky with a caring community of 2,658 citizens, as of the 2010 census. This town is home to several churches, schools, and businesses that all serve their role in bettering the humble setting....