John James Audubon State Park Restrictions

John James Audubon State Park Restrictions Boating and fishing won’t be allowed at John James Audubon State Park in western Kentucky while the lake is lowered for an ongoing reconstruction project, officials said.The general public will be restricted from accessing areas around the lake at the park in Henderson and the campground will remain…

Vaccine Ramp-Up

Vaccine Ramp-Up Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination program continues to ramp up, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. Some 198,447 Kentuckians received a dose of the vaccine last week, breaking a previous weekly record of about 165,000 in early March. Source: MG News Return to News

Helping Social Services Agencies

Helping Social Services Agencies Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Tuesday designed to provide relief for community social services agencies that have struggled with rising pension costs.By changing the pension formula, the bill aims to safeguard essential services offered by the quasi-governmental organizations, the governor said. Some services were at risk of cutbacks because…

Blackjewel Wants To Sell

Blackjewel Wants To Sell Blackjewel will try to sell off its Kentucky coal mines according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.The company went bankrupt in 2019 leaving hundreds of miners unpaid for weeks.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Blackjewel reached a new agreement in bankruptcy court.The company has 170 permits in Kentucky to sell. This could leave the…

Still Testing For COVID-19

Still Testing For COVID-19 Despite nearly 1.2 million Kentuckians getting vaccinated, and eligibility expanding Monday, health officials are still pushing for people to get tested for COVID-19. They say this is especially true for anyone who traveled for Spring Break.Testing is still being offered at Kroger Field. Wild Health recently stocked up on testing…

Forest Service Names New Supervisor

Forest Service Names New Supervisor The Forest Service has named a new supervisor for the Daniel Boone National Forest. Officials said in a statement that H. Scott Ray will oversee 709,000 acres of forest in 21 eastern Kentucky counties.He has been the acting forest supervisor since December and served as deputy forest supervisor for…

Insulin Cost Control

Insulin Cost Control Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Monday to make insulin more affordable, calling it a “game changer” for many people in a state with one of the nation’s highest diabetes rates.The bill will limit the cost of insulin to $30 per 30-day supply for many Kentuckians. Source: MG News …

Fixing KY State Parks

Fixing KY State Parks A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) volunteers are working to rehabilitate two of Kentucky’s popular state parks called Pine Mountain and Cumberland Falls. They’ve been working on removing invasive species as well as trail rebuilding.Having worked in Pine Mountain park for the first two weeks of March,…

KY COVID-19 Cases Keep Dropping

KY COVID-19 Cases Keep Dropping Governor Andy Beshear has announced the state’s lowest positivity rate since July 3, 2020.He stresses and urges Kentuckians to continue to take COVID-19 seriously despite numbers declining, “We’ve come too far and we’ve lost too much to mess this up now. So please continue to wear your masks until…