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As winter closes in home repair items are urgently needed in eastern Kentucky communities impacted by the July flash flood. If you can help, please click here to find contact information for representatives of Long Term Recovery Groups in Breathitt, Letcher, Knott and Perry counties. If you prefer making a cash contribution you can contact the Foundaton for Appalachian Kentucky.

Click here for Kentucky Arts Council Disaster Relief Information

Efforts are made to keep incarcerated parents in touch with their children (Image: Shutterstock)


This week on Eastern Standard: 

  • Efforts to maintain and support connections between incarcerated parents and their children have produced positive outcomes benefitting the child, the jail, and the community. We talk with Tara Grieshop-Goodwin of Kentucky Youth Advocates and Wendi Hall, program director, Save the Children - Perry County.  LISTEN
  • Details from Tom Musgrave of the Kentucky Arts Council about a trio of Disaster Assistance Grants for Eastern Kentucky arts organizations, school arts programs and individual working artists impacted by the July flooding. LISTEN
  • A look at designing safe and secure schools for the 21st century. Our guest is Laura Sachtelben, a principal architect in the Education Group at Stantec engineering in Houston.  LISTEN
    LISTENFormer Kentucky Poet Laureate Jeff Worley discusses his new book and why he found himself writing an overheard comment on a banana peel.  LISTEN

  * Note: Eastern Standard interviews are edited for clarity and length


Eastern Kentucky Flooding: How You Can Help 

Please  consider offering whatever you can to help our neighbors recover 

Flood Resources - Governor's Office
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky 
Appalshop Appalachian Flood Support Resources  
Cowan Community Center Flood Funds 
Appalachians for Appalachia


Your neighbors, friends and family in Eastern Kentucky thank you for your help and support 


Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 

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