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State expands crisis services for Kentuckians at risk of suicide; Pathways CMHC gains accreditation

The Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has announced an additional Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) has been added to the list of accredited agencies serving as National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call centers within the state. Gov. Andy Beshear Pathways, Inc., a CMHC which serves Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Menifee,...

Algal bloom recreational public health advisory issued, blooms found at locations on the Ohio River

The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) have issued a harmful algal bloom (HAB) recreational public health advisory for the Ohio River from the McAlpine Dam near Louisville to the Greenup Dam near Greenup. An advisory is also being issued for Briggs Lake near Russellville. A HAB recreational public health advisory means algal toxins have been found at various...

PSC picks Vantage Energy Consulting to conduct management audit of Grayson RECC

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has selected a consulting firm to review the management of Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. (Grayson RECC) and evaluate whether the electric distribution cooperative should be merged with another utility. href=”http://vantageenergyconsulting.com”>Vantage Energy Consulting, LLC, based in Florida, will conduct the review. The PSC ordered...

Braidy Industries buys additional parcels at EastPark Industrial Center; breaks ground on $1.3B mill

Braidy Industries has announced that it has invested $3.4 million to acquire additional land and buildings at the EastPark Industrial Center in Ashland, just hours before the groundbreaking for its new mill. In April 2017, Braidy Industry announced its plans to build a $1.3 billion mill, which has been called a game changer, in Boyd County. The newly-acquired properties include the 12.6-acre HT Hackney...

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...

Kentucky State Parks offering Valentine’s weekend packages in February at locations across state

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and weekend packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. The packages include overnight stays, meals and entertainment. Kentucky State Resort Parks have lodges, restaurants and recreational opportunities. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Calvert City is offering...