KY Unemployment Claims Rise

KY Unemployment Claims Rise The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits soared to nearly 113,000 last week as the coronavirus outbreak continued to wreak havoc on the economy according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the prior week, 49,023 Kentuckians sought jobless benefits as business shutdowns started taking a toll. The week…

Passing The State Budget

Passing The State Budget Kentucky lawmakers took unprecedented steps to change their way of doing business to keep their distance from each other as they reconvened Wednesday amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak.House leaders announced changes to the voting process in the 100-member chamber to limit the number of lawmakers on the House floor. The…

Helping The Elderly

Helping The Elderly As more cases of COVID-19 are announced and people are being asked to stay at home, Harlan County Community Action Agency started to think about the elderly.”Trying to keep them safe at home. Healthy and happy at home,” said shopping assister Jessica Collett.Harlan County CAA usually helps transport the elderly to…

KY Court Facilities Closed

KY Court Facilities Closed The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a new order closing judicial facilities to in-person services and postponing eviction filings.The changes strengthen the court’s order a couple of weeks ago and restrict dockets, jury trials and jury service during the coronavirus pandemic, the court said in a news release.The changes are in…

More Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

More Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 A second COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Perry County.The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Pike County, Ky.Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department tell us the patient is a 43-year-old woman. Officials say the patient is doing well and is isolated at home.The announcement…