Payless Plans Reopening

Payless Plans Reopening After filling for bankruptcy protection twice and shutting all of its 2,100 stores in the US in 2019, Payless is looking to make a comeback. It’s being reported the discount shoe company said it’s planning on opening 300 to 400 stores in the US within the next three to five years.When…

Observing The 19th Amendment

Observing The 19th Amendment The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park plans to observe the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.The park Hodgenville, KY said in a statement that crews will illuminate the Memorial Building on Aug. 26 in the colors of purple and gold, which were traditionally used by the…

Helping Health Care Workers

Helping Health Care Workers Governor Andy Beshear and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack say the state is closely watching personal protection equipment along with materials needed to test the public for COVID-19 reach low levels in some areas.The Governor says the four ‘homegrown’ labs in the state are doing fine but other entities…

McConnell Recommends Supplemental Assistance

McConnell Recommends Supplemental Assistance Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky should accept a supplemental $300 in federal weekly assistance for its unemployed workers.The Republican senator urged Kentucky’s Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, to apply for the aid.McConnell says the offer from the White House won’t require any extra spending by the state. The option…

Kentucky Mountain Bible College Gets Funding

Kentucky Mountain Bible College Gets Funding Staff at Kentucky Mountain Bible College wanted to offer an interactive virtual option for students this fall.“As a teacher, you thrive on that feedback that you have in live to see if your students understand and so to have that I can interact with my students virtually here,”…

Fire Station Upgrades

Fire Station Upgrades With the help of a $37,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development grant, improvements are under way on a fire station in Virgie, Ky., in rural southwestern Pike County.Ground was broken in a ceremony attended by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and state and local officials.This grant was made through the Community…

New Children’s Hospital

New Children’s Hospital Officials say crews have broken ground on a new children’s hospital in eastern Kentucky. A statement from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said that when construction is completed in about 18 months, the Pikeville Medical Center Children’s Hospital will provide regional health care services for over 100,000 children.That includes children from Kentucky,…