Treating Food Distributors As First Responders

Treating Food Distributors As First Responders The Louisville-based United Food & Commercial Workers Local 227 is trying to get Kentucky and Indiana workers in the retail grocery, meat packing and food processing industries recognized as “first responders” during the coronavirus crisis.As workers in essential industries, their risks of exposure are increased, Caitlin Blair, Local…

KY Town Launches Kid Safari Walk

KY Town Launches Kid Safari Walk A Kentucky town launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.The “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning in Lexington after 60 houses in the community signed up, aaccording to reports. “I have challenged…

New Police Graduates

New Police Graduates Recruits from police agencies across Kentucky have graduated from basic training.The 33 graduates of Class 510 completed 20 weeks of training last week at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training facility in Richmond, the agency said in a statement. The program included 800 hours of instruction, including law offenses and…

Trump Extends Quarantine Through April 30th

Trump Extends Quarantine Through April 30th Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April 30th, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.The initial 15-day period of social distancing…

KY Lawmakers Pass Relief Bill

KY Lawmakers Pass Relief Bill Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill that they say could bring relief to everyone laid off, health care workers and small businesses.The general assembly passed what they are calling the COVID-19 Relief Bill.With so many people off work, and the governor’s numerous executive orders, Representative Bart Rowland said lawmakers knew…

New COVID-19 Cases In KY

New COVID-19 Cases In KY Governor Beshear has announced 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, increasing the total number to 439. There were no new deaths reported in his recent briefing.He called on businesses and people to ‘do better’ to stop the spread of COVID-19.“We can’t allow any crowds in Kentucky right now,”…