KY Legislative Staff Member Tests Positive

KY Legislative Staff Member Tests Positive A staff member for the Kentucky legislature has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to an email sent to Legislative Research Commission employees.The Monday announcement by LRC director Jay Hartz came two days before lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene Wednesday to vote on a new two-year state…

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Passes

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Passes Legislation offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was signed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday.The bill was put on the fast track by lawmakers last week as the Bluegrass State deals with rising numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths linked to the…

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Still Closed

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Still Closed The Cave-in-Rock Ferry that links Kentucky and Illinois is expected to remain closed until sometime Wednesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry closed Thursday, when floodwaters covered Kentucky 91 at the Kentucky Landing. It had been expected to reopen Monday.The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects Kentucky 91 with Illinois Route 1 across…

Dollar General Helps First Responders

Dollar General Helps First Responders Dollar General wants to help those who are helping others on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.On Monday, Dollar General began to offer a 10 percent discount to all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsman.“ Dollar General’s CEO says to receive the discount, customers will need…

Forbidding Out-Of-State Travel

Forbidding Out-Of-State Travel Laurel County announced their second case of COVID-19 around one hour after Governor Andy Beshear’s news conference.Officials say they are working to make sure that person is quarantined properly and are tracking down people who may have been in contact with that person. Meanwhile, Governor Beshear has issued an order forbidding…