KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’

KY Lawmakers Vote ‘Yes’ The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday afternoon to increase COVID-19 stimulus checks from $600 to a $2000 proposal endorsed by President Donald Trump.The bill passed the House 275 to 134, besting by two the two-thirds majority needed to pass since the bill was brought up using an expedited procedure.Three…

Pet Adoptions Increase

Pet Adoptions Increase As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force Kentuckians to spend more time in their homes, the interest in adopting a pet has skyrocketed, keeping local animal shelters busy.Kentucky Humane Society Marketing Director Andrea Blair says the Kentucky Humane Society has seen a 30-percent drop in dog surrenders in 2020. Blair said…

CafePress Lawsuit Settled

CafePress Lawsuit Settled On Monday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a $2 million multi-state settlement with CafePress, LLC.The settlement comes following litigation from a 2019 data security breach that compromised the personal information of more than 22 million consumers, with approximately 186,187 Kentuckians among them.The breach could have potentially given access to consumer names,…

Laurel County Receives Vaccine

Laurel County Receives Vaccine First responders and nursing home staff in southern Kentucky are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine now as positive cases continue to rise in the region.Laurel County has seen more than 3,700 cases of COVID-19 since late March, and recently officials say household gatherings and people not being vigilant is leading to…

I-69 Bridge

I-69 Bridge Leaders in the Evansville area say they’re expecting action in the coming year toward the construction of an Interstate 69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky.The biggest step would be federal approval of a route for the new bridge that would cost an estimated nearly $1.5 billion. …

McConnell Praises Bill Signing

McConnell Praises Bill Signing President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation Sunday evening.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the President’s decision to sign the legislation, “I thank the President for signing this relief into law, along with full-year government funding legislation that will continue the rebuilding and modernization of our…

Somerset Distributes Vaccines

Somerset Distributes Vaccines As the holiday season wraps up, health officials in Somerset advise caution as they work to distribute vaccines.“We gave 170 vaccines out of the 200 doses that we received to those frontline healthcare workers and EMS,” Environmental Health Director Stuart Spillman said. “So, we’re still in that phase.”Spillman said that despite…

Kentucky Using Robotic Deer

Kentucky Using Robotic Deer Kentucky wildlife officials are using robotic deer to catch illegal hunters.The deer look-alike is used to catch “spot lighters,” who try to freeze deer with bright lights.Kentucky hunting regulations say it’s illegal to “deliberately cast the rays of a spotlight … where wildlife or domestic livestock may reasonably be expected…

Pikeville Man Donates Blood

Pikeville Man Donates Blood A Pikeville man, who has now donated more than 21 gallons of blood in his lifetime, is encouraging others to donate blood to the Kentucky Blood Center to help people in need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic with a critically low blood supply statewide.Gary Justice, 46, of Pikeville, has donated…