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Kentuckians to call out Sen. McConnell on health care with round-the-clock online hearing

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell refuses to have a public hearing on the GOP’s health care bill. So his constituents in Kentucky are doing his job for him.

The People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing will take place online for 25 hours beginning Sunday (June 25) at 4 p.m. ET. Hosted by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, a grassroots social justice organization, the hearing will feature scores of Kentuckians talking about the benefits of quality health care and the impacts of McConnell’s bill on the lives of real Kentuckians.

“We are Kentuckians. We cannot sit by while affordable, quality health care for all people is on the chopping block. If the Senate goes along with Senator McConnell’s plan, tens of millions of people, including nearly 500,000 Kentuckians, could lose life-giving health care,” said Elizabeth Sanders, KFTC’s chairperson. “That’s unacceptable, unnecessary and wrong. We can do so much better. We have got to do so much better.

“That’s why Kentuckians For The Commonwealth organized this 24-hour People’s Emergency Health Care Hearing. Life-and-death decisions about health care should not be made in the dark, in secret, without public input. Our voices must be heard.”

The emergency hearing will be streamed on KFTC’s Facebook page. Each hour will be hosted by a KFTC member and will feature a panel of guests, including people who benefit from quality and affordable health care, health professionals and advocates, and elected officials. Some segments will spotlight a specific region of the state, including northern Kentucky, Louisville, southern Kentucky, western Kentucky, Lexington and eastern Kentucky. Other hours will focus on specific themes, including addiction recovery and mental health issues; health issues affecting miners and their families; and health care and racial justice. There also will be hours featuring new moms, artists and musicians, and youth from across Kentucky. A full schedule will be posted on KFTC’s Facebook site by Sunday.

“This action is a way for Kentuckians to call out Senator McConnell for the harm he’s doing to our families and communities, urge Senator Paul to vote no on the AHCA, and encourage senators in other parts of the country to oppose the bill,” explained Jeanie Smith, a KFTC member from Bowling Green.

“Members of KFTC are determined to do everything we can to stop this bill while building a powerful movement to improve the politics and policies in our state. And regardless of the outcome, we’ll keep organizing to win solutions like universal health care that would greatly improve the quality of life for our families and communities.”

KFTC will direct people to to learn more and take action.

Jerry Hardt, communications director

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

P.O. Box 864

Prestonsburg, KY 41653



July is packed with fun and learning!


Saturday, July 8 we will be installing smoke detectors across the entire county. Anyone in need is urged to contact us at 606-624-5787 via voice or text. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us on our FB page.

 Have you seen this man?

Casey CollinsCasey CollinsWest Virginia State Police troopers are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been missing for several months.
Troopers in Wayne County say Casey Collins, 38, of Fort Gay, is missing.

Collins was last seen on January 2 while visiting family in Fort Gay.

Troopers could not release any other details about why they suspect Collins went missing and say they are not ruling anything out.

Investigators say he is known to frequent the Fort Gay and Louisa, Kentucky areas. Collins has dark hair and green eyes. He is approximately 5'8" and weighs about 200 pounds.

If you have any information about Collins, or know his whereabouts you are ask to call 911 or The West Virginia State Police at 304-272-5131



Louisa City Council


June 13, 2017--7:00pm

Louisa City Hall


  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.
  3. Mayor comments.

Old Business

  1. Annexation comments.
  2. Approve minutes for May 9, 2017, May 23, 2017 and May 30, 2017.
  3. Approve Second reading of amendment to Ordinance 2016-06-A, “Amendment to the Ordinance Establishing the Meeting Time and Date for the Louisa Utility Board.” 
  4. Approve second reading of Ordinance 2017-03, “An Ordinance Establishing the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) for City of Louisa Kentucky”.
  5. Approve second reading of Ordinance 2017-04, “Ordinance Establishing the Budget for the Louisa Utility Board for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
  6. Approve second reading of Ordinance 2017-05, “Compensation of City Employees Pursuant to KRS 83A.070”.
  7. Approve second reading of Ordinance 2017-06, “Compensation of Louisa Utility Board Employees Pursuant to KRS 83A.070”.
  8. Financing for Mini Excavator.

New Business

  1. Advertise for bids for City Garage buildings.
  2. Swearing in of new Police Officer.
  3. Council comments.
  4. Audience comments
  5. Executive session.
  6. Adjourn.



Road Report

Contact: Sara George, Information Officer Highway District 12, 109 Loraine Street Pikeville, Kentucky 41501606-433-7791 (office) 606-207-3950 (mobile) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MARTIN COUNTY – Monday, June 5, 2017, – Weather permitting, the D12 maintenance crew from the Martin County will install a new cross drain on KY 2032 between mile points 0 and 1 at the intersection of KY 40 on Tuesday, June 13.


Scott Adkins, Martin County Superintendent, said the road will be closed to all traffic from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. that day. Motorists will be able to drive as far as the work zone on either side, but will not be able to go through the work area.

Installation of a cross drain underneath the pavement requires removal of the asphalt to expose the trench underneath which holds the drain.  “Basically, there is rectangular trench in the road all the way across,” Adkins explained. “We have to take the old drain out and install a new one, fill the trench, and then repave the road.  This takes several hours.”

If weather prevents the crew from doing the work on June 13, it will be rescheduled for the first dry day.