Liam Niemeyer | Kentucky Lantern
Liam covers government and policy in Kentucky and its impacts throughout the Commonwealth for the Kentucky Lantern. He most recently spent four years reporting award-winning stories for WKMS Public Radio in Murray.
Information will help determine how much federal funding comes to Kentucky for broadband expansion.
Contractors have started plugging some of the thousands of oil and gas wells abandoned by the fossil fuel industry across Kentucky, using new federal funding. But a lack of companies able or willing to bid on the work is increasing costs, a Kentucky official said recently.
Cost, short supply blamed, but some food-service directors say buying local is worth the effort.