Ivy Brashear

Ivy Brashear

Ivy Brashear holds the Institute for Rural Journalism’s David Hawpe Fellowship in Appalachian Reporting, named for the late Courier-Journal editor and reporter who was a native of Pike County. Brashear, a native of Perry County, is a Ph.D. student in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information.

Small housing site planned near Whitesburg could be first new one fully occupied by flood victims

By: - June 7, 2023

Letcher County has given the state a 3.5-acre tract near Whitesburg to be used for a small housing development for victims of the July 2022 flood. It seems likely to be the first fully occupied such development. The site, known as the Marlowe property, is on Sandlick Creek, less than a mile outside the Whitesburg […]

Plans advance for rebuilding flood-prone Kentucky communities on ‘higher ground’

By: - May 24, 2023

The state has hired two engineering firms to plan and develop housing at two Eastern Kentucky sites for survivors from last summer’s devastating floods. Both are on former surface mines, and Gov. Andy Beshear indicated that others could be announced soon. Beshear said last week that H.A. Spalding Engineers of Hazard will design infrastructure, including […]