Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Region pulls together to support Patriot miners

by Matt Hughes
J-E Editor
      In the weeks since Patriot Coal announced the closing of two area mines, organizations from around the region have pulled together to help those out of worker miners take the next step. Earlier this week Kentucky Career Center’s Green River office announced it would present Rapid Response meetings on Friday, January 9, for Patriot Coal Corp. employees affected by recent layoffs. Today it was announced that there would we a job fair on Friday, and laid off miners would be eligible for discounted internet service.

Electioneering costs reach all new highs

Candidates spent over half a million 
dollars on three local and regional races

J-E News Editor
They say that the price of everything is going up, and running for political office is no exception. The astronomical cost of running for national political offices is old news, but 2014 saw the cost of some local and regional campaigns reach all-time highs.

I-69 Update

J-E News Editor
Tuesday afternoon work crews began blasting in the area around the Sebree Interchange of the Pennyrile Parkway as part of the I-69 upgrade project.
Dumey Contracting, Inc., of Benton, MO, the prime contractor on the $10 million Pennyrile Parkway/KY 56 Interchange reconstruction project, began doing ground work in the area in October, but the nature of the land surrounding the interchange made blasting inevitable.

Sebree water project less than 50% complete

J-E News Editor
After an all too eventful 2014, Sebree Council members held their first session of 2015 on Monday with hopes of a calm year. It was the first official meeting for newly elected council members Jana Forker, Debbie Stull and Billy Smith.