KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping

KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping Kentucky reported its lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases since the day after Christmas, continuing a downward trend still marred by high death counts, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.The governor reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky and 40 more virus-related deaths. The statewide rate of people testing positive…

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus This week, hospital employees who have been on those front lines will receive a little extra something. The Whitley Co. Physicians of the Kentucky Medical Association recently presented a $12,000 check to the Baptist Health Corbin Foundation.The money is a little added bonus to those who often times…

KY Animal Torture Law

KY Animal Torture Law A Kentucky lawmaker has filed legislation to make animal torture a felony under Kentucky law, inspired by a Louisville dog’s survival story.House Bill 57, introduced by Rep. Chris Freeland, would amend the current animal torture law (KRS 525.135) and upgrade the punishment for crimes involving cats and dogs to a…

Combatting Declining College Enrollment

Combatting Declining College Enrollment The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is urging education leaders to take action to combat declining college enrollment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.A statement from the council says the latest data shows undergraduate enrollment at four-year public universities declined 2.1% last fall.The Kentucky Community and Technical College System…

Court On-Line Payment Options

Court On-Line Payment Options The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts has expanded its online payment options.The office says as of last week, people who owe court costs, fines, fees or restitution on eligible cases can make full or partial payments.Previously the ePay program only allowed payment in full in prepayable cases, which is…

St. Jude Valentine’s Day

St. Jude Valentine’s Day Do you want to be someone’s Valentine?Valentine’s Day is approaching and St. Jude has made it possible for you to send a free e-card to their patients so they can feel all of the love.According to St. Jude, you can choose a card template, a pre-written note or even write…

Ramping-Up Vaccine Efforts

Ramping-Up Vaccine Efforts Vaccination efforts are ramping up across the Commonwealth.Coming up this week, Covington and Bowling Green will also open regional sites.The state is making an additional effort to bring vaccinations to all 120 counties. On Monday, each local health department will receive at least 100 doses of the vaccine for the next…

Prestonsburg Police Add A Route

Prestonsburg Police Add A Route The Prestonsburg Police Department prepares to add the city of Allen to its patrols.The city of Prestonsburg and Allen passed an inter-local police agreement in January after the termination of Allen’s police force.On Friday, officers hit the streets to learn their new patrol routes.“The best way you can do…

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Teacher Retirement Benefits The Kentucky House passed a bill Thursday to change retirement benefits for new teachers hired starting next year as Republican lawmakers confronted the politically volatile pension issue.GOP lawmakers said the measure would relieve some pressure on the state’s troubled public pension plan for teachers but won’t solve its massive unfunded liability.…

Opt Out Of Vaccine Legislation

Opt Out Of Vaccine Legislation Legislation that would expand Kentuckians’ ability to opt out of mandatory vaccinations passed the state Senate today by a 34-1-1 vote.The measure, known as Senate Bill 8, would provide exemptions only to mandatory immunization requirements during an epidemic based on religious grounds or conscientiously held beliefs. Senate Majority Whip…