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EPA awards $1.1 million to Kentucky to help address leaking underground storage tanks throughout state

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $1,170,000 grant to the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection to assist the state in cleaning up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks throughout the state. This grant is funded through the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund to support state efforts to address this type of contamination. States...

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...

Jamie’s Bookshelf: Ten recently published books to curl up with as the frigid temperatures grip the state

By Jamie H. Vaught KyForward Columnist First of two parts   As the frigid temperatures continue their hold on the state, here’s a list of recently-published nonfiction books that offer some good winter reading. • “James Still: A Life” by Carol Boggess (University Press of Kentucky, $40) is a new lengthy biography about one of Kentucky’s most famous writers. Still first achieved...

Hospice of the Bluegrass receives $6,000 grant to serve patients in Eastern Kentucky

  Hospice of the Bluegrass has been awarded a $6,000 grant by the Berea College Appalachian Fund. The money will be used to provide care to patients in 16 Southeast Kentucky counties who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.   “We are so pleased that the Berea College Appalachian Fund recognizes the important care we provide to seriously ill people,” says Hospice...