The month of December is flying by and Christmas is only 2 weeks away! Can you believe it?
As promised, we will be sharing some of the latest news throughout Eastern Kentucky. On that note, here is our Weekly Roundup.
Mountain Association offering Flood Loans for Businesses
A better financing option is available for businesses and organizations who are trying to recover from flooding.
Mountain Association offers a new loan option for eligible businesses and organizations impacted by this year’s severe flooding in EKY.
- Loan Amounts: $1,000 – $100,000
- Interest Rate: 0% for the first 12 months and then 3.75% if directly impacted; 0% the first six months and then 3.75% if indirectly impacted by flooding
- Minimal principal payments of $1 per $1000
- Term: Fixed rate up to 10 years
- Collateral options for flexible
- No origination feed and no prepayment penalties
You can find more loan information HERE.
Click HERE to get the application.
Kentucky River Flood Mitigation efforts receive funds for study in Lee County
A new study will be monitoring the Kentucky River in Beattyville and portions of Lee County.
The study will examine both structural (levee, floodwall, etc.) and nonstructural (facility relocation, the elevation of structures, etc.) flood mitigation strategies in Beattyville and parts of Lee County.
Half of the funds will come in federal dollars from a congressional earmark for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the other half will come in state funds from Kentucky’s Flood Control Local Match Participation Program (LMPP).
For more information on General Investigation Studies, click HERE.
UK’s Healthcare’s June Buchanan Clinic in Hindman Reopens after Historic EKY Flooding Forced a Temporary Closure
Some excellent news for those in need of health services in Knott County and surrounding counties as the June Buchanan Clinic reopened four months after this year’s severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky.
While the clinic was closed, UK and UK Healthcare teams in Hazard and Hindman worked with charities and community health workers to help provide local health care through mobile dental and medical clinics.
“The staff at the June Buchanan Clinic have been amazing,” said Tammy Stidham, practice manager for June Buchanan and UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center in Hazard. “Even though their personal homes were flooded, they still came and helped with clean-up. They were willing to do whatever they needed in order to reopen the clinic for their patients.”
Members of the maintenance and housekeeping crew at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) also worked tirelessly to help clean up the June Buchanan Clinic to help get it up and running again.
The June Buchanan Clinic offers primary care, dental care, behavioral health, dietitian consultations, a discount pharmacy program, and lab services with next-day results.
These services help provide Eastern Kentuckians with quality health care close to home that can truly make a difference in disease prevention and help with healthy lifestyles for those in the mountains.
Kentucky Arts Partnership Grants awarded to several EKY programs
Several art programs and venues in Eastern Kentucky received funding this week through the Kentucky Arts Partnership Grant Program.
Some of the programs being funded include Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County, Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council in Letcher County, and the American Indian Heritage Museum in Whitley County.
The Kentucky Arts Partnership Grant Program provides financial support for Kentucky art and organizations whose primary mission is to provide Kentuckians with year-round arts programming.
You can click HERE to see a complete list of recipients.
Eating Disorder Recovery Center Opens in Richmond
Rediscover is a Christian organization in Richmond that provides Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services to clients of all ages with eating disorders.
Rediscover is already treating 30 clients between the ages of 10-45.
If you or a loved one are dealing with an eating disorder, contact the Rediscovery Recovery Center at 859-353-5311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expansion underway at Little Sandy Correctional Facility
A bigger facility will help both the economy and help boost the facility’s efficiency. The addition will help double staff with more than 100 new jobs at the facility. Security and programming positions will be among the type of jobs that will be available.
It will also help bring some relief to the county jail and several other institutions in surrounding areas.
Search no further for Holiday Gifts
A special treat for those who want to shop locally here in Kentucky or for those who have not yet started shopping, not only do you have our own SOAR Holiday gift guide, but you have a second one through the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Holiday Gift Guide.
Those small Christmas gatherings are all lining up and at times, you might be a little stumped on what to gift your secret Santa or to surprise everyone at those white elephant gatherings.
SOAR’s holiday gift guide features EKY locally-owned businesses offering a variety of items from pottery pieces to clothing apparel.
The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) Holiday Gift Guide features GSE alumni-owned businesses. From home goods to sweet treats to services, alumni have you covered for all of your gifting needs.
GSE brings teens together from around the state of Kentucky, immerses them in a creative space and arms them with the tools they need to unleash their entrepreneurial spirits. More than 20 new businesses have already been launched by young alumni of the GSE program. Others have filed for multiple patents and developed new ideas and relationships that sow the seeds for more business formation.
Why not give someone a unique gift, created and crafted by local EKY businesses?
Once again, Christmas is only 2 weeks away!