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Prepare for Winter and Rising Utility Rates with an Appalachia HEAT Squad Audit

While Kentucky enjoys the 6th cheapest average electricity rate in the country (Energy Information Administration), rates have continued to rise across the state – in 2017, two service providers in the Appalachian region have requested rate increases from Kentucky’s Public Service Commission. These types of rate increases affect all utility customers, raising their electric bills… Read More>

Building Strong Foundations With The CHEF Program

When Nathaniel Clark went off to school at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, it was a very different living experience than he was accustomed to. “I grew up in McCreary County, Kentucky. It’s extremely small; there’s no Walmart, three or four stoplights, overall a very rural area.” In contrast, Richmond has fast food, small… Read More>

Smart Tech That Can Save You Money

Although smart homes might seem like they can cost you a pretty penny initially, there are certain systems and gadgets that are actually worth the money. By upgrading your home (even if little by little) and making it “smarter,” you may find that these seemingly complex technologies will start to pay for themselves over time… Read More>

Jim King offers his thoughts on the reception of Hillbilly Elegy.

Author J.D. Vance emphasizes that the experiences rendered in Hillbilly Elegy are his own. He sets out to tell his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town, not intending to represent others’ lives or to serve as the mouthpiece for a region or group of people.Despite this disclaimer, his memoir has… Read More>

How Can I Improve My Credit Score To Buy A Home?

Purchasing a house is a major investment particularly if you’re going to have to finance most of the value of the transaction. By taking the appropriate measures to build your credit before buying a home, you may be able to receive better offers from mortgage companies, which will mean lower monthly payments and a better… Read More>