Toyota gives $10,000 grant

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. has given a grant of $10,000 to Teach For America’s work in Letcher County and several other eastern Kentucky counties. Teach for America recruits, trains and supports college graduates and professionals, who teach for two years in public schools. More than 9,000 Teach For America corps members are teaching in 43 regions across the country.

Lorena Compton succumbs at 82

Lorena L. Compton, 82, of Pikeville, died March 31. Born in Viareggio, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Emilio and Rosa Landi. She lived most of her life in Alabama and several years in Pikeville and Jenkins. Surviving are ason, Ronnie Compton and wife Ellen of Jenkins; a daughter, Lisa Dykstra and husband Ronald of Pompano Beach, Fla.; […]

MSHA boss visits state to tout new inpections

LOUISVILLE Aggressive inspections at troubled mines are helping create safer working environments for coal miners, the head of the federal government’s mine safety agency said during a visit to Kentucky. U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration Director Joe Main met with state officials and miners late last week in Frankfort. “It’s no secret that Kentucky has a large share of […]