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Abandoned Mine Lands grant of $1.1 million marked for historic Stearns downtown revitalization, railway

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Gov. Matt Bevin have announced a $1.1 million Abandoned Mine Lands grant to renovate and revitalize Stearns and construct railroad-related repairs and improvements to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway. The grant was awarded by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands to...

UPike dedicates new Health Professions Building, home of Kentucky’s only college of optometry

The University of Pikeville’s Health Professions Building is home to the Kentucky College of Optometry, the only college of optometry in the Commonwealth and the 22nd in the nation (Photo from UPike) More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus last week for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building...

University of Pikeville receives $7.5 million in federal grants for new College of Optometry

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has received nearly $7.5 million in federal grants for its Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday. The competitive grants are being funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the amount of $2.5 million and the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the amount...