Approval Of More Unemployment Assistance

Approval Of More Unemployment Assistance Kentucky won quick federal approval to add $400 to the weekly unemployment checks for about 80,000 people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.The state applied for the short-term, supplemental aid this week. Eligible recipients should start receiving the payments in early September,…

Rent Help Coming

Rent Help Coming Governor Andy Beshear says his administration is preparing to announce potential funding Monday that could help Kentuckians pay rent. He says assistance may come through CARES Act funding.Evictions are currently able to be filed however, the governor’s eviction order is still in place. The order does not allow a tenant to…

Delta Airlines Still Blocking Middle Seats

Delta Airlines Still Blocking Middle Seats Delta Airlines announced Thursday it will continue to block middle seats on its flights into January 2021 due to the pandemic.The airline also announced that, though it would block some seats, it would raise the limit on the number of passengers allowed per flight. Delta had previously said…

Medical Van In Use

Medical Van In Use The oldest mobile medical van in the nation is set to open a brick and mortar clinic in Dickenson County this fall. It’s being reported the Health Wagon’s new Clintwood clinic will provide primary and comprehensive care to patients, essentially providing them with whatever they could get at a typical…

KY’s Religious Schools Can Stay Open

KY’s Religious Schools Can Stay Open Kentucky’s attorney general has ruled that the state cannot force religious schools to close as long as they are following health recommendations put in place to protect against the coronavirus.Attorney General Daniel Cameron wrote in the Wednesday opinion that a forced closure of religious schools by Gov. Andy…

Local Communities Should Have More Control

Local Communities Should Have More Control State Senate majority leaders say it’s time for local communities to have more control over some decisions, and Governor Andy Beshear needs to better communicate across party lines.Leaders spoke on a wide range of topics, including high school sports, during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Today, the Kentucky…

Seeking Unemployment Aid

Seeking Unemployment Aid Gov. Andy Beshear says the state will seek to provide an extra $400 per week in supplemental aid for its unemployed workers under a White House offer.Gov. Andy Beshear says the Labor Cabinet will file the application Thursday. He says federal approval could come within days. But the governor said Wednesday…

Regal Cinemas Reopening Friday

Regal Cinemas Reopening Friday Regal Cinemas,the second-largest cinema chain the United States, shut down theaters in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Hollywood and the film industry has been hit hard, with Regal competitor AMC warning the public in June that it might not survive the pandemic.But there’s possibly a light at the…

KY State Fair Begins

KY State Fair Begins Livestock competitions and the World’s Championship Horse Show are still planned for the 116th Kentucky State Fair, but overall the fair will look a lot different. Only participants will be allowed at the 11-day event this year.“There is an element of disappointment that it’s not the traditional fair,” David Beck,…

Pikeville Students Recognized

Pikeville Students Recognized The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held a virtual ceremony on July 27 inducting 22 students from KYCOM’s class of 2021 into the college’s chapter of medical schools and residency programs, the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). Source: MG News Return to News