KY Churches Defy Order

KY Churches Defy Order Some Kentucky churches held Palm Sunday services in defiance of Gov. Andy Beshear’s warning against in-person worship.Dozens of people were at Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville on Sunday, news outlets reported. A video showed a pianist playing and choir members singing during the late morning service.Beshear warned during his daily…

KY Schools Update

KY Schools Update The Kentucky Department of Education is asking the public for comment on the request and approval to bypass standardized testing this school year.The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by schools closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can bypass the testing. The…

Preparing For The Worst

Preparing For The Worst The United States and Britain are bracing for one of their darkest weeks in living memory as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. Italy, Spain and France saw signs that they are flattening the pandemic curve, but are still reporting hundreds of people dying each day.…

COVID-19 Update From Governor Beshear

COVID-19 Update From Governor Beshear Governor Andy Beshear gave his daily update on COVID-19.Beshear announced 38 new cases and 5 new deaths. This brings the state totals to 955 and 45.The Governor also confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Leslie County.The Leslie County patient is a 76-year-old woman who is currently in self-isolation…

Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation

Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and…

Kentucky Up to 831 COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths

Kentucky Up to 831 COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths Friday’s news conference from Governor Andy Beshear came as Kentucky’s number of coronavirus cases more than doubled in one week. Beshear announced 90 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total to 831 and 37, respectively. State officials also released a new projection…

Kentucky State Parks To Open During Daytime Hours

Kentucky State Parks To Open During Daytime Hours Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public during daytime only beginning today, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said.The change is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the cabinet said in a news release.All overnight reservations for park lodges, cabins and campgrounds…

Using Hotel Beds For COVID-19

Using Hotel Beds For COVID-19 Governor Beshear says Kentucky has more than 18,000 hospital beds, but believes thousands more will be needed when COVID-19 hits its peak. One of the ideas to help is to turn hotel room beds into beds for hospital type care.Governor Beshear said they are currently under contract to get…

Unemployment Benefits Soar

Unemployment Benefits Soar The number of Kentuckians filing for unemployment benefits has soared to nearly 113,000 as the coronavirus continues to ravage the economy.The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that 112,726 Kentuckians filed initial claims for unemployment last week. The previous week, 49,023 Kentuckians had sought jobless benefits as business shutdowns started taking a…

Stimulus Cash Coming Soon

Stimulus Cash Coming Soon The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.The document from the House Ways and…