Governor Beshear Tornado Update

Governor Beshear Tornado Update Governor Andy Beshear held a news conference to talk about recent relief efforts following the devastating tornadoes in Western Kentucky.He also gave an update on the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 numbers.He began the conference with an updated death toll. So far, there have been 74 confirmed deaths.The Governor added there are more…

Letcher County Students Tornado Help

Letcher County Students Tornado Help Several Letcher County Central students have come together to help the Western Kentuckians affected by the tornado on Friday by forming a donation drive.“Whether its Western Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, we’re still Kentuckians and we’re gonna get together and help and it’s just really nice to be this beacon of…

Human Trafficking Survivors Housing

Human Trafficking Survivors Housing Officials said a housing assistance program for survivors of human trafficking will be developed in Southeastern Kentucky with a federal grant.Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department awarded the $600,000 grant for a short-term housing program that will help trafficking survivors in Bell, Clay,…

State Sponsored Fund Page

State Sponsored Fund Page In an update earlier this monring Governor Beshear announced a specific relief fund where you can donate to the people of Western Kentucky to begin recovering from the devestating tornado. Go to kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief. Source: MG News Return to News

Red Cross Donations

Red Cross Donations Disaster-aid and humanitarian groups are mobilizing to help tornado victims and setting up dedicated fund for donations to support their efforts.The American Red Cross is making it easy to send a quick $10 donation simply by texting “REDCROSS” addressed to the number, 90999. Source: MG News Return to News

American Red Cross Aid

American Red Cross Aid The American Red Cross is sending at least four workers from South Carolina to Mayfield, Kentucky to assist with disaster relief efforts in the area.The organization announced the move Sunday, saying the number of deployed workers may change in the coming days.It comes less than 48 hours after Kentucky and…

Kentucky Federal Disaster

Kentucky Federal Disaster President Joe Biden declared a federal disaster for Kentucky following the recent tornadoes.A news release stated, “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on…

Governor And The Tornado

Governor And The Tornado Calling it one of the toughest nights in Kentucky history, Governor Andy Beshear gave Kentuckians an update on the state’s storm response in Graves County.Local, state and federal leaders joined the governor during the recent briefing at the Graves County Emergency Operations Center.This includes the secretary of U.S. Department of…

Hands-Free Driving

Hands-Free Driving In addition to Kentucky State Troopers working to keep the roads safe from distracted drivers, Kentucky lawmakers are also considering proposed legislation that would tighten state law and push to become a hands-free state regarding personal communication devices.Rep. James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation in November about…

Estill County Auditor

Estill County Auditor A recently released document from State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office found one Eastern Kentucky county clerk is “not fulfilling her duties as an elected county official”. It shows Estill County’s Jennifer Carter is not meeting mandatory reporting and other statutory requirements as required by law.Some of the issues mentioned in the…