Eastern Kentucky, like much of central Appalachia, has been hard hit by lay offs in the coal industry in recent months. Since the first of 2012, hundreds have lost their jobs. But in the midst of such uncertain and trying times, our communities have also been pulling together to support each other. That was clear at the Eastern Kentucky Benefits Assistance Fair held at the new Letcher County vocational school on June 28. Organized by the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, the event was the first of it’s kind in Letcher County. Over 25 federal, state and local agencies set up booths at the fair to provide information on the services they provide and how to apply. Visit WMMT’s website to see the complete list of agencies and information on what they provide and how to apply.
August 23, 2012