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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...

Kim Buckler Hydes: Tourism is an investment in economic recovery, both nationally and in Kentucky

Tourism was hit first and hit hardest by the economic impact of the coronavirus. Travel industry losses will exceed any other sector. Nationally, they are expected to be nine times the losses after 9/11, with a total economic damage of more than $1.2 trillion. That also translates into more than $50 billion in reduced tax revenue. In Kentucky, 75 percent of workers in our industry were laid off or...

Governor Andy Beshear releases public records on state’s investment in Braidy Industries

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear last week released documents related to Kentucky’s investment in Braidy Industries. The documents include a letter of intent regarding Kentucky’s $15 million investment, stock purchase agreement, voting agreement and investors’ rights agreement. The documents reveal the names of those invested in Braidy Industries. Gov. Andy Beshear released documents...