Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
The long-anticipated measure was filed on Tuesday with House
Speaker Greg Stumbo as co-sponsor.
Combs, who represents the Pikeville area in the House, said the
proposal is the legislature's best shot at raising the
college-graduation rate in the Appalachian region.
Stumbo said Kentucky would be getting a good deal by investing
about $12 million a year and getting more than $170 million worth
of facilities that the private university would turn over to the
The funding would come from an existing tax on coal mined in the
mountains of eastern Kentucky.
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