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The benefits of remote Appalachia in a pandemic are clear: fewer people, easier to socially distance. More space, easier to survive the isolation. Rural places, like parts of Appalachia, also offer agricultural benefits, with some of the population experienced in farming and homesteading, ev…

Rural communities of Kentucky and other states are not immune to COVID-19, or the coronavirus.  The first known case of coronavirus in Kentucky was in Cynthiana, a town with a population of only 6,400 persons, and cases of coronavirus have been identified in several other rural communities. …

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The Owsley County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  The meeting was called to order by Joyce Campbell, Chairperson.  A motion was made and carried to amend the agenda to include the school calendar.  A motion was also made and carried to approve the minut…

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The Booneville City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, March 11th.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Nelson Bobrowski.  He stated that he had went to see Don Hughes in the hospital and that they had called the family in.  He asked all in attendance to please pray for Don an…

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“I want Americans to understand this week, it’s going to get bad.”  Those were the words of Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams this morning (Monday) advising the coronavirus outbreak will worsen this week and said that people across the country are not taking the threat serious enough.