KY HS Sports Teams Can Begin Limited Practices

KY HS Sports Teams Can Begin Limited Practices Limited practices for Kentucky high school sports teams can begin June 15 amid the coronavirus pandemic.According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association revealed initial steps to resume sports in compliance with social distancing standards during a video conference meeting Thursday. High school…

Former KY Finance Director Charged

Former KY Finance Director Charged A former Kentucky school finance director accused of stealing more than $1.6 million from a district over nearly a decade has pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to the U.S. Justice Department.Lesley Wade pleaded guilty to concealing money laundering and filing a fraudulent tax return, the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

Re-using A Former Jail

Re-using A Former Jail Kentucky plans to reopen and operate a privately owned prison in a strategy aimed at shifting inmates from overcrowded county jails, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.The state will lease the Floyd County facility from Tennessee-based CoreCivic but will operate it as a state prison housing male inmates, Beshear said. The…

McConnell Stresses Need For Masks

McConnell Stresses Need For Masks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stressing the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation’s economy reopens.In doing so, the Kentucky Republican walked himself into a politically charged issue.McConnell has toured hospitals this week in his home state. During the stops, he has stressed wearing masks and…

Recreation Grant For Perry County Park

Recreation Grant For Perry County Park In Perry County park there are six miles of marked trails.”Three-point two miles of those marked trails are a part of the recreation trail programs grant,” said Ben Braman, chairperson for Pathfinders of Perry County.The grant from the Recreation Trail Program is an 80/20 match, worth up to…