Bill to Block No-knock Warrants Announced

Bill to Block No-knock Warrants Announced A bill to ban no-knock search warrants was announced Thursday by Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers. He said the bill is being drafted for the upcoming regular session of state lawmakers. Following with the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of three Louisville police officers, the issue…

Judge Issues Restraining Order

Judge Issues Restraining Order A Kentucky circuit court judge has issued a temporary restraining order against future executive orders from the governor that are related to COVID-19. The order comes on the heels of a lawsuit from the state’s agriculture commissioner and the owner of an orchard and cider mill. Governor Andy Beshear is…

Thursday Saw New COVID-19 Cases

Thursday Saw New COVID-19 Cases Local health departments continued to report new cases of COVID-19. Along with the new cases of the virus, the Cumberland Valley District Health Department reported the fourth death attributed to the disease in Clay County. The death was a 68-year-old man. Across the state there have been at least…

Additional CARES Act Funding

Additional CARES Act Funding The governor has announced an additional $36.2 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that will be used to fund for 61 of Kentucky’s local and regional health departments. This follows $10 million that was announced in May, and will be used to reimburse costs incurred due…

Mask Mandate Begins Friday

Mask Mandate Begins Friday Beginning at 5 p.m. today, mask wearing in Kentucky will be mandatory in public places all across the state. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement Thursday night following the third straight day that the state recorded confirmed COVID-19 cases above the 300 mark. The mandate will be in place for…

Knott County Schools Reopening Plans

Knott County Schools Reopening Plans Knott County Schools have detailed their plan for reopening for the Fall semester. In a Facebook post Wednesday, they announced that the school district would reopen on Monday, August 24th. For parents who have concerns about their students attending in-person classes, a virtual learning environment will be available. Online…

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two Arrested on Drug Charges Following a traffic stop on Tuesday night, two people are facing drug charges. London Police stopped the pair for not having a visible registration plate. A search of the vehicle located a hidden plastic bag of meth. Following the traffic stop, police obtained a search warrant for a hotel…

Horse Owner & Breeder Banned From Race Course

Horse Owner & Breeder Banned From Race Course Keeneland Race Course has banned prominent horse owner and breeder Tom VanMeter from the premises. The move comes after VanMeter allegedly made a racist post on social media. VanMeter issued a statement say he was wrong and disgusted by his actions. CEO of the National Throroughbred…

Overturned Semi

Overturned Semi A tractor-trailer hauling lumber overturned this morning in Pulaski County killing a Michigan woman who was a passenger in the semi. The accident happened around 1 a.m. when the truck overturned on Kentucky 90 near US 27. The driver was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital with various injuries. Kentucky 90 was…

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases

Local Health Departments Report More COVID-19 Cases New COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday by a number of local health departments. Six confirmed cases were reported by the Kentucky River Distrist Health Department. The Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed four new cases. And seven new cases were reported by the Laurel County Health Department.…