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Daily Yonder: Unique spokesman helps spread the word of dangers of COVID-19 among miners

When the Appalachian Citizens Law Center (ACLC) went looking for someone to help them publicize the risk of Covid-19 for coal miners with black lung disease, they wanted a person miners could trust. And, since church gatherings represent one way the virus has spread in rural areas, the law center was also looking for someone who could address Covid-19 from a perspective of faith. Retired miner Buddy...

Healthy@school guidance issued for upcoming school year — and, yes, students should wear masks

The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education, issued the highly anticipated guidance for schools and districts on how to safely reopen for the upcoming school year amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The release of the 24-page document, “Safety Expectations and Best Practices Guidelines for Kentucky Schools (K-12),” was announced by...

Transylvania University returning to in-person classes, residential housing for fall semester

Transylvania University President John N. Williams and President-Designate Brien Lewis announced the college’s fall 2020 reopening plan, Healthy at Transy, on Friday. Below is an excerpt of a statement to the university community: “Throughout Transylvania’s long history, our institution has been required to be resilient and even reinvent itself to meet the challenges of changing times. As...