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Gov. Bevin says in speech in E. Ky. that he’ll return all coal severance dollars to coal counties

By Nichole Ziege Appalachian News Express PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost Pike County in the Kentucky Republican primary gubernatorial election in May, made a new campaign promise to the people of eastern Kentucky and coal-impacted counties recently. 
Bevin announced that he would give 100 percent of Kentucky’s coal severance dollars to coal counties in the 2020-2021 state...

Bevin, Braidy Industries’ CEO Bouchard talk leadership, development at Local Issues Luncheon

Gov. Matt Bevin and Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard shared center stage Thursday at the 42nd annual Local Issues Conference Governor’s Luncheon at the Galt House in Louisville, discussing key developments and decisions that led to one of the most historic economic investments in Eastern Kentucky. “I am blessed by the opportunity to speak to people like Craig Bouchard on a weekly basis, as...

Laurel County gets $397,524 grant from Appalachian Regional Commission for water, sewer system

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant for $397,524 to London-Laurel County Industrial Development Authority in London, KY to extend water, sewer, and transportation infrastructure into the Fariston Industrial Park. “I am pleased the ARC approved funding to further extend water and sewer systems in Fariston Industrial Park in London,” said Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo at the...

Kentucky Infrastructure Authority names McNeil as its new executive director

The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) has named Donna L. McNeil as the new executive director. The KIA board approved McNeil’s appointment as director at their monthly meeting. McNeil recently served as Compliance Specialist with the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) in Bowling Green. There she served as chair of the Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Committee and as proxy...