Jobless Benefits Controversy

Jobless Benefits Controversy Although the jobess benefits are set to expxire in Septemebr in KY, Sen. Mitch McConnell says Kentucky’s acceptance of extra jobless benefits now are hurting back-to-work efforts as employers struggle to find help.The Senate GOP leader’s comments Wednesday were a dig at the Democratic governor.Gov. Andy Beshear says the weekly $300…

KY Education Award

KY Education Award A former Kentucky education commissioner has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy.The Kentucky Board of Education announced during a board meeting Wednesday that the award goes to Terry Holliday, who served as state education commissioner from 2009-15, the Kentucky Department of Education…

SOAR Announcement For Corbin

SOAR Announcement For Corbin Gov. Andy Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, SOAR leaders and leaders from the City of Corbin are holding a news conference with a special announcement about the 2021 Shaping Our Appalachian Region, or SOAR, Summit.The 2020 event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.During the event, it was announced that…

MCConnell Decries Jobless Benefits

MCConnell Decries Jobless Benefits Sen. Mitch McConnell says Kentucky’s acceptance of extra jobless benefits is hurting back-to-work efforts as employers struggle to find help.The Senate GOP leader’s comments Wednesday were directed at the Democratic governor.Gov. Andy Beshear says the weekly $300 federal unemployment payments have contributed to surging consumer spending that benefits Kentucky businesses.…

Renovating Eastern KY Schoools

Renovating Eastern KY Schoools Jackson County Middle Schoolm is among those Governor Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday is receiving part of $127 million dollars from the Better Kentucky Plan donated to local school districts to fund construction and renovations on schools in need.“This is and always will be an education first administration, and this…