KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty Police have charged a woman with 44 counts of animal cruelty after finding malnourished and dead horses on a Kentucky farm, according to court records.Jacqueline Helton, 53, also faces charges of concealing diseased animals and improperly disposing of dead animals, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, citing an arrest warrant…

Tax Collections Suffer

Tax Collections Suffer Kentucky’s tax collections took a nosedive in April, when General Fund receipts dropped nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy.The state’s budget director warned Wednesday that the grim situation will continue for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends June…

KDE Cautions School Districts

KDE Cautions School Districts The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is encouraging school districts to be “flexible” when considering the start of the upcoming school year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown told superintendents that Governor Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Coleman want to ensure that both the KDE and local school…