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Commentary: Free textbooks and course materials will help college affordability during pandemic

By Dr. OJ Oleka and Dr. Lori Werth Special to KyForward In January 2020, college students were gearing up to return to campus. Many were looking forward to college sports, making new friends, and learning new content. Then, COVID. Job loss, healthcare expenses, rent payments, and utility bills — challenges that could be devastating if they happened individually — were now happening simultaneously....

Eastern Ky. residents could face higher utility bills if Kentucky Power rate increase approved by PSC

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Eastern Kentuckians soon may see their monthly utility bills go up by more than twenty dollars, if a proposed rate increase by Kentucky Power is approved by the state Public Service Commission. Critics say the move would hurt already struggling residents and put energy-efficient options such as rooftop solar out of reach for communities. This would be the third...