Taking Time To Reopen

Taking Time To Reopen Kentucky should resist the temptation of being the fastest to reopen its coronavirus-battered economy, instead focusing on being “the smartest and the best” to prevent any follow-up spikes in infections, says Gov. Andy Beshear.Beshear and other governors are at the center of a turbulent national debate about how quickly to…

More Unemployment Filings In KY

More Unemployment Filings In KY More than 103,000 Kentuckians applied for unemployment benefits last week, raising the five-week total to about 500,000 as jobs vanish across an economy in near lockdown from the coronavirus.The number of Kentuckians filing for jobless assistance last week was down by more than 12,700 from the prior week, the…

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested A Republican lawmaker who ran for Kentucky governor last year was arrested this week after a woman accused him of choking her with an ethernet cable and trying to tie her up her during a domestic dispute.State Rep. Robert Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office on charges…

Ramping Up Testing

Ramping Up Testing Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced plans Wednesday to ramp up coronavirus testing as he considers a timetable to start reopening the state’s battered economy.The governor announced that new drive-thru testing locations, in a partnership with Kroger, will open next week in the state’s two largest cities – Louisville and Lexington –…