UK Health Employees

UK Health Employees UK HealthCare announced Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccination will be required for health care providers, staff, trainees, learners and those who work in UK HealthCare facilities.Employees will be required to initiate a complete COVID-19 vaccination series by Sept. 15. The requirement includes a declination process for religious or medical reasons as…

WellCare Of Kentucky

WellCare Of Kentucky Governor Beshear has announced that WellCare of Kentucky, a Medicaid and Medicare services provider, would be adding 18 full-time jobs at its national call center in Hazard, nearly doubling employment at the facility.Gov. Beshear thanked says We are working to bring quality job opportunities to every corner of our state, and…

KY Named Kindest State

KY Named Kindest State And, the Bluegrass State is known for its fried chicken, and at times even some less endearing things. But thanks to a study commissioned by Verizon to promote everyday kindness, Kentucky has now officially been named the kindest state in the U.S. the study says we already knew Kentuckians were…

KY Cruiser Wins

KY Cruiser Wins Kentucky has won! The votes are in and the people decided, the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) announced Kentucky Troopers to own the ‘Best Looking Cruiser”’ Tuesday.Kentucky received the top spot with close to 78,000 votes – Ohio, Georgia, and Texas followed.Kentucky Troopers posted a thank you message on facebook.…

New Regional Driver’s License Office

New Regional Driver’s License Office Gov. Andy Beshear has just announced a new Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Driver Licensing Regional Office will open soon in Manchester.The office will join a handful of others across our region.It will be located at 25 Marcum Hill Road and be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until…

Farmers Market Week

Farmers Market Week Kentucky’s Farmers Market week is underway. This year’s Farmers’ Markets Week is August 1-7 and salutes the 173 farmers’ markets in 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. In those 173 markets, more than 2,900 vendors are offering products for sale.With reported sales of nearly $13.5 million last year, farmers’ markets are an…

Governor Beshear Cabinet Update

Governor Beshear Cabinet Update A familiar name to many Eastern Kentuckians is now the leader of one of the state’s most important offices.Gov. Andy Beshear announced Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey is now the head of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.Harvey previously served for years as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern…

KY Expo Coming

KY Expo Coming Days before hundreds of thousands of August visitors begin converging on the Kentucky Exposition Center, electronic signs at vehicle entrances already flash warnings.The signs display in big capital letters, “MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHILE INDOORS.”The restrictions are part of a requirement ordered by Governor Andy Beshear for all state buildings, which includes…

Dog Food Recall

Dog Food Recall Several brands of dog food were recalled due to potentially high levels of mold, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Sunshine Mills, Inc. issued a voluntary recall on numerous products that may contain potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin, a byproduct of mold.The products were sold nationwide under the company’s brands…

Veternarians Needed

Veternarians Needed With fewer veterinary students state leaders say they are aware of a growing shortage of veterinarians, who, in rural areas especially, take care of not just pets, but the animals that make up our food supply.“We’re growing our food here in Kentucky, and we need to be able to support that with…