COVID-19 Bill Vetoed

COVID-19 Bill Vetoed Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly to end Kentucky’s COVID-19 state of emergency.There are no longer any COVID-19 restrictions, but the governor says ending the emergency would cause the commonwealth to lose extra food stamp help.The governor says it would cost the state $50 million…

Leslie County Road Closure

Leslie County Road Closure The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced daytime closings for a portion of KY 2009 in Leslie County.The closings are needed for slide repairs at mile point 10.11 and will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.The KYTC release said drivers should expect delays and use extra caution…

KY AG Commissioner

KY AG Commissioner Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles recently visited the Middle East and Europe on federal trade missions.The ag commissioner’s office said the trips ended a two-year pause on U.S. Department of Agriculture trade visits due to the pandemic.Quarles, a Republican in his second term as commissioner, visited the United Arab Emirates and…

Safety On St. Patrick’s Day

Safety On St. Patrick’s Day The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) announced a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind drivers to stay safe on Saint Patrick’s Day.“As we make strides to experience a sense of normalcy in light of the pandemic, I want to encourage…

Black Lung Benefits

Black Lung Benefits Representative Hal Rogers recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) concerning Black Lung disability benefits.The legislation aims to expedite benefits from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which benefits coal miners who have black lung disease.“They’re entitled to these benefits that they earned under federal law.” said…

School Choice Bills

School Choice Bills Bills designed to provide more school choices for parents are gaining support in Frankfort.The bills are House Bill 305 and Senate Bill 50, both adding to a controversial measure that narrowly passed in 2021 which was then challenged in the courts.The bills expand the program to provide nonpublic school tuition assistance…