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Officials with Wildcat Wearhouse in Pikeville report that, as of this week, they have raised $37,523 to contribute to the Brynlee Elizabeth Hamilton Scholarship Fund, the infant daughter of fallen Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.
The store has raised the funds by selling memorial shirts, with 100 percent of the profit being contributed towards the scholarship fund.
Each year Kentucky’s roads, rails, rivers, and airports carry more than $500 billion in freight to, from, and through our economy. Our employers such as UPS, Toyota, and Ford require a reliable and efficient transportation system, as do some forty-five hundred manufacturers and their nearly quarter-million employees spread across the Commonwealth. Infrastructure is the most essential, broad-based service that our tax dollars fund. But we are falling behind – in maintenance, in capacity, and behind our neighboring states as we compete for economic investment, job and wage growth, and a better quality of life.
Recently, the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research announced they had received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to conduct a feasibility study to see if coal fines and sawdust could be used as a way to generate heat and power. This has the potential to become a game changer in how communities generate electricity.