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Electric Vehicles Energizing Kentucky Economy

Sep 28, 2021
Ryan Van Velzer

It’s National Drive Electric Week and corporations are making major investments in electric vehicle technologies benefiting Kentucky.

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. and making the transition away from fossil fuels will require large investments.

To that end, Ford Motor Company is announcing its single biggest manufacturing investment in its history at the same time that utilities are working toward building a network of charging stations along major highways. 

Ford announced plans Monday to bring thousands more jobs to Kentucky to build batteries for electric vehicles.

Hardin County Firefighter Remembered in Service

Aug 12, 2014
Kentucky News Network photo

Glendale firefighter Jonathan French was eulogized in Elizabethtown, less than a week after his tragic death along I-65.

French was killed and his mother, Linda, also a firefighter, was injured when a semi hit their fire engine as they battled a car fire along the Interstate last Wednesday.

His funeral service was held at Elizabethtown's First Christian Church. The eulogy was delivered by French's uncle, Glendale Fire Chief Richie Peters who said Jonathan had wanted to stick close to him ever since he was young.

Glendale Reverend Doug Sanders said Jonathan was a great example of someone who practiced "selfless service" during his brief life.