President says feds will pick up tab on local tornados

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Today, January 8, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency work in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and tornadoes from December 10 to December 11, 2021.

Under the President’s order on December 15, 2021, Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, was increased to 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a 30-day period from the date of declaration.

Under the President’s order today, Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, has been increased to 100 percent of the total eligible costs for a 30-day period of the Commonwealth’s choosing within the first 120 days of the declaration.

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Kelly Wallingford is a Powell County Kentucky graduate of 1980, and the fall of that year, started his radio career as a evening DJ at WEKG/WJSN in Jackson, Ky, while attending Lee's Jr. College. The principles of WEKG/WJSN also owned WIRV-AM in Irvine, where Wallingford soon transitioned. Wallingford eventually bought in as a part owner of WIRV. He later bought out his partner and launched WCYO-FM "The Coyote" in 1992. In 1999, Wallingford acquired WEKY-AM, WKXO-AM, and WKXO-FM in Madison County. Soon, WKXO -FM was rebranded as 106.7 'The Dog'. In 2016, Wallingford added three more FM's to the company. 99.3 in Irvine, 92.5 in Richmond, and 103.5 in Berea. The companies growth and expansion has been extensive, and 2017 marks the transition into Richmond's first TV station, WBON-TV, as well as web, phone apps, and other digital media products for our clients in the greater Richmond area. Wallingford resides with his wife Bess on their Madison County farm, complete with cattle, horses, dogs and kitties.