KY Record-Setting COVID-19 Rate

KY Record-Setting COVID-19 Rate Kentucky and Texas joined a growing list of states that are seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming doctors and nurses and afflicting more children.Intensive care units around the nation are packed with patients extremely ill with the coronavirus – even in places where hospitalizations…

Pardoned Criminal Convicted

Pardoned Criminal Convicted An Eastern KY man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing has been convicted for the same slaying in federal court after a two-week trial.Federal prosecutors brought charges against Patrick Baker after he was released from prison when former Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned him on his way out…

Driver’s License Renewal Options

Driver’s License Renewal Options Kentuckians in eight counties may notice some big changes the next time they need to renew or obtain a drivers license.Instead of the traditional county clerk’s office licensing system, people will now go to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Driver Licensing Regional Offices.KYTC announced in a news release that Boone, Boyd, Clinton, Daviess,…

Record-Setting Ham Bid

Record-Setting Ham Bid Two bidders combined their bids to set a new record for the purchase of the Kentucky State Fair’s Blue Ribbon Country Ham.The bidding took place during the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast and Auction at the Kentucky Exposition Center.After the individual bidding reached the $2.4 million mark, Joe and Kelly…

Toyota Electric Fuel Cells

Toyota Electric Fuel Cells Toyota will start rolling out new, electric fuel cells out of Georgetown.Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky will assemble “integrated dual fuel cell modules.” That’ll start in 2023.The goal is to use these fuel cells in heavy-duty trucks to cut harmful emissions.The cells offer a 300-mile range for an 80,000-pound truckload. Source: MG…

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining

Middlesboro City Hall Quarantining Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson said on Facebook officials are closing City Hall.The building will be closed from August 30th to September 10th.Officials said they are concerned with the increase of COVID-19 cases and are closing to protect employees and community members.If you have a meeting with Codes, you can still do…