Finding safe haven in the climate change future: The Southeast
As the negative consequences of rising global temperatures become more apparent in communities across the United States, anxiety over finding a place to live safe from the ravages of climate change has also been on the rise.news.yahoo.com
Michigan State football offers speedy Ann Arbor Huron sophomore
ANN ARBOR – Kamren Flowers turned heads with his speed on the track as a freshman and now he’s caught the eye of Big Ten football team during his sophomore year on the field. The 6-foot, 165-pound receiver’s speed has translated to the football field this season as he has emerged as one of the River Rats’ top offensive threats. He has more than 300 receiving yards and 27.6 per catch and four touchdowns in addition to three kickoff return TDs to help the River Rats to a 5-3 record this season. On the track, Flowers finished 16th in the 100 (11.35) and 10th in the 200 (22.45) at the Division 1 state finals last spring. MORE:See top performers and vote for the Ann Arbor-area Football Player of the WeekHow Ann Arbor-area teams fared in Week 8Dexter tops Saline in a thriller to claim SEC-Red titleYou vote, we go: Pick Ann Arbor-area Week 9 game we shoot, subscribers get photos for freemlive.com
Eastern Michigan punter named MAC West Player of the Week
YPSILANTI – Mitchell Tomasek opened his sophomore season with a strong performance last week. The Eastern Michigan punter claimed Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors in last week’s win over Eastern Kentucky. Tomasek earned the award after averaging 42-yards per punt on three punts, including pinning Eastern Kentucky inside its own 3-yard line in the victory. Tomasek, a Columbus, Ohio native, had a long of 51-yards in the game and claimed the POW honor for the first time in his career. Eastern Michigan returns to play on Saturday at Louisiana.mlive.com
Eastern Michigan football to face interim coach after EKU’s Walt Wells is hospitalized with heart issue
YPSILANTI, MI – Eastern Michigan football will face a unique challenge in its season opener. Eastern Kentucky Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Roan announced Monday that Garry McPeek has been named acting head coach of EKU football.mlive.com
A Kentucky Democrat says solving the labor shortage is 'cultural' because young people now 'can make as much money being a barista as they can being an assembly-line worker'
Budget chair John Yarmuth says "so many things are changing right now in terms of the nature of work" but a solution may be three or four years away.news.yahoo.com
White House starts video series on crumbling infrastructure in McConnell’s home state
The White House Monday launched a series of videos to highlight crumbling infrastructure in Eastern Kentucky as part of a media push to drum up support for President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill.news.yahoo.com
Eastern Kentucky must have broadband for education and entrepreneurs to thrive
One important lesson which has been learned over the past months when it comes to education, is that without high-speed broadband, many children in rural America have once again been left behind. Imagine for a moment, that because of COVID-19, your child lives in rural America, in a community where internet is either non-existent, or where if it exists, it is so intermittent that streaming the classroom into the home is what can best be described as impossible. And then, imagine the possibilities for those children, and others, if high-speed broadband was available for everyone.news.yahoo.com
Kentucky attorney general asks FBI to investigate former Governor Matt Bevin's pardons
Kentucky's attorney general has asked the FBI to formally investigate former Governor Matt Bevin's controversial pardons, two state legislators said Thursday. Last month, federal law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News that the FBI is looking into the pardons. Melinda Mills, the sister of Baker's victim Donald Mills, told CBS Eastern Kentucky affiliate WMYT, that the family is hoping for some closure. FBI looking into pardons by ex-Kentucky governor Matt BevinMills said she hopes Baker will end up in jail after the investigation. The mother of that child, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her family, told CBS News that she wishes she'd been warned that her daughter's rapist was going free.cbsnews.com
Could Kentucky, a deep red state, elect a Democrat as its next governor?
The ad highlights Bevin's ties to Mr. Trump while raising one of the president's signature issues. However, Bevin's camp argues that he has a positive record in the state, in addition to his strong support for Mr. Trump. But his unpopularity may overwhelm Republican desire to support Mr. Trump. He may also make a play for eastern Kentucky, the traditionally Democratic portion of the state which went for Mr. Trump in 2016. For his part, Campbell expressed confidence that Kentucky teachers' union members, many of whom are personally volunteering for the campaign, will turn out in November.cbsnews.com
Louisville football vs. Eastern Kentucky: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jawon Pass #4 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass in the first quarter of the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Camping World Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. 8 Notre Dame and it will be followed by a Saturday night matchup with FCS foe Eastern Kentucky after just four days of preparation. He will take aim at an Eastern Kentucky defense that held Valparaiso to 184 total yards in a 53-7 win on Aug. 29. Cardinals sophomore WR Tutu Atwell led his team with five catches for 47 yards in the loss to Notre Dame. PREDICTION: Louisville 38, Eastern Kentucky 16More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Former coal tycoon donates $1M to miners of bankrupt employer
Now, to ease the miners' financial burden, a former coal tycoon has donated over $1 million to directly assist those miners and their families. On Monday, the Richard and Leslie Gilliam Foundation donated over $1 million to give 508 Blackjewel miners in immediate need $2,000 each. The coal operator owes its 1,700 miners about $5 million in back pay, according to attorney Joe Childers, whose firm represents miners in litigation with the employer. Richard Gilliam grew up in the coal mining region, and built his business there. Since selling the coal operating business, Richard Gilliam runs a family investment firm and serves as the director of his foundation.