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House OKs broadband grant legislation

Proposal would set framework for future grant program.

USDA invests $55M for broadband in Kentucky, Tennessee

The USDA is investing $55.3 million that will improve broadband in several rural Kentucky counties and parts of Tennessee.

Agencies aim to work better together to help children in eastern KY

Leaders in three Appalachian communities have been chosen to try a new approach to improving the lives of rural children.

Federal money on the way to fight opioid epidemic in rural Kentucky

A total of $6.6 million from the federal government is on its way to Kentucky to be used to fight the opioid epidemic in rural parts of the state.

Some Democrats in 2020 campaign reaching out to rural areas

Deanna Miller Berry doesn’t often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system.

Former U.S. Second Lady talks to educators

Teachers from 26 states are talking about how to give kids in rural places the best chance to be ready for college.

UPDATE: KSP closer to identifying Knox Co. Jane Doe

New details have been released the possible identification of red headed, Knox County Jane Doe.

State Police investigating Cold Case

State police say in April of 1985 the body of a woman was found in a rural dumpsite along U.S. 25 in Knox County.

Livingston Awards honor work of younger journalists

Young journalists who wrote about economic despair in Appalachia, covered mass killings in Syria and put a human face on immigration policy have been named winners of Livingston Awards.

Low-income subsidy for wireless phones to end

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will be making some changes to the state program that provides assistance to low-income telephone customers.

Ag secretary announces program to reduce rural poverty

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Kentucky to announce a program to reduce rural poverty nationwide.

SOAR to focus on bring high-speed internet to East Kentucky

State officials are growing more optimistic about spreading high-speed internet service to Eastern Kentucky - one step to help improve the economy and quality of life in the region.

FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.

Health institute at UofL receives $2.5 million grant

An institute at the University of Louisville is receiving $2.5 million to help bring health care to rural and medically underserved areas in Kentucky.

Broadband to be available to 62,000 rural Kentucky customers

A Federal Communications Commission fund is paying $21 million annually to Windstream Communications Inc. to make broadband Internet service available to more than 62,000 rural homes and businesses in Kentucky.

Report: Kentucky’s rural hospitals struggling financially

Nearly one quarter of Kentucky's 66 rural hospitals are in danger of closing according to one of the first broad examinations of the financial health of the state's medical system.

Rural child poverty nutrition center to be in Kentucky

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency will partner with the University of Kentucky for a new initiative to combat childhood hunger.

Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes Sound Off in “Measure the Candidates”

U.S. Senate Candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are in Louisville today, sharing their views and ideas for rural and agricultural concerns.

StrikeForce Initiative Expands to Address Rural Poverty in Four More States

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's StrikeForce Initiave will reach into four additional states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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United Healthcare “Diabetes”

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Santa Claus visiting by train in Versailles

Santa Trains at Bluegrass Railroad Museum

Salyersville celebrates anniversary of Restaurant Row through Mountain Parkway expansion

Project built safer roads, better business access for Eastern Kentucky community

UKPD invites community to ‘Cram the Cruiser’

UKPD collecting toys for kids at UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital