Education Commissioner Discussion

Education Commissioner Discussion The Kentucky Board of Education plans to hold a virtual meeting to discuss applicants for education commissioner.The board plans a video teleconference on June 4 to review and discuss applications in a closed session, a statement from the Department of Education said. An open session will follow, which could include discussion…

Kids And Hot Cars

Kids And Hot Cars Kentucky State Police are working to bring attention to the problem of children being left behind in hot cars.The police cite information from the National Safety Council that shows 52 children died last year of vehicular heatstroke, including two in Kentucky. Sgt. Josh Lawson says never leave a child unattended…

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions Gov. Andy Beshear has forcefully defended his coronavirus-related restrictions, saying they spared Kentucky from a more devastating outbreak and now have the state primed to move ahead with business reopenings.The Democratic governor said his “drastic and significant” actions of recent months to contain the virus worked, putting Kentucky in…

Insurance Companies Awarded Contracts

Insurance Companies Awarded Contracts Five insurance companies were awarded contracts worth nearly $8 billion a year to manage most of Kentucky’s Medicaid business, Gov. Andy Beshear made the recent announcement.Landing the contracts were Aetna, Humana, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare, Beshear said. About 1.4 million people in Kentucky receive health coverage through Medicaid.The Democratic…

Mining Company Buyout

Mining Company Buyout A mining company with operations in several counties in our coverage area now has a new owner.Seven Energy, based in the country of Liechtenstein, has acquired Lexington based Blackhawk Energy, LLC.According to a news release, Seven currently owns coal mining and power generation assets in the Czech Republic, in the United…

New Road Names

New Road Names If you travel on U.S. 421 and KY 11 in Clay County, you will come across new roadside signs honoring the accomplishments and individuals who have improved the lives of Kentuckians.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made the announcement that the signs had been installed.U.S. 421 in Clay County will now be named:…