Monday March 3, 2014

One of Michigan's s leading power companies says it's sending dozens of employees to Kentucky due to the ice storm.  CMS Energy Corp.'s Consumers Energy union says about 65 of its workers heading for Louisville. CMS Energy dispatched the utility crews, technicians, mechanics and supervisors under the Great Lakes Mutual Assistance organization. That group helped CMS Energy during Michigan's December snowstorm.
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June 3 will be the last day of the 2013-2014 school year for students unless Letcher County Public Schools miss more days. The Letcher County Board of Education approved taking the remaining two days of spring break. The board approved shortening spring break by three days at its January meeting. Classes will be in session today –April 4. The board approved using disaster days if the state legislature approves it. Schools must miss at least 20 days to qualify.
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The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted at its February meeting to sell the McRoberts Elementary School building and to set June 2 as the closing date for the current school year. The board authorized Superintendent Deborah Watts to dispose of the property by selling it at bid. All bids will be subject to Kentucky Department of Education approval and the board will have the option to accept or reject any offers.
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The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky says it plans to start removing cars from a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum last month. On Feb. 12, a large sinkhole swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.
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New York Times bestselling author John Grisham was in Whitesburg recently, apparently researching material for a possible new book. Grisham’s presence in Whitesburg became known after a Facebook posting from an employee at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, which is located on Main Street in downtown Whitesburg. Grisham is a best-selling author of legal thrillers.