KY Lawmakers Approve Real-ID Bill

KY Lawmakers Approve Real-ID Bill Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to require state residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.The measure cleared the Republican-controlled legislature recently. Gov. Andy Beshear has expressed concerns about the proposal sent to his desk.Beshear said he needed to review it but warned:…

Non-Essential Businesses Closing In KY

Non-Essential Businesses Closing In KY Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered nonessential retail businesses to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Beshear said the move is effective at 8 p.m. tonight and includes businesses such as entertainment, clothing, bookstores, jewelry stores and car dealerships. He said auto repair and parts shops are exempt.He said…

KY State Parks Remain Open

KY State Parks Remain Open Kentucky State Parks remain open but have implemented precautionary measures due to the coronavirus.Precautionary measures include canceling or postponing scheduled park events through April 30. Historic homes and museums remain open per winter and spring schedules and food services are limited to carry out, a statement from the Kentucky…

Harlan Church Catches Fire

Harlan Church Catches Fire Harlan Fire Department responded to a fire at the Believers Tabernacle Church in the Fairview area of Harlan Sunday night.Officials with the department tell us they received a call about the church being on fire shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night. They also said that when crews arrived they could…

KY Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive

KY Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive In addition, according to a post on Rand Paul’s Facebook page, the U.S. senator has tested positive for COVID-19.The post said Paul is asymptomatic and was tested just as a precautionary measure after traveling and attending several events.Paul said he was not aware of any direct contact with…