Spending Pandemic Money In KY

Spending Pandemic Money In KY Lawmakers have unveiled a state budget plan that stakes out their authority over how Kentucky spends the next infusion of federal pandemic relief.Kentucky’s government is expected to receive about $2.4 billion in federal aid. The budget bill includes language giving the GOP-led legislature “express authority” over how the money…

Hay Donations

Hay Donations Estill County Sheriff Chris Flynn said the sheriff’s office helped escort farmers through the county who were dropping off hay donations.On Saturday, those hay donations went to farmers in Estill and Lee Counties.“I would like to personally thank each and every one of you that has donated, organized, and volunteered to help…

Delegating Emergency Powers

Delegating Emergency Powers Quick action in the Kentucky House and Senate Friday affirmed Governor Beshear’s executive order last month for winter storm relief. Pikeville Senator Phillip Wheeler said the votes in both chambers Friday demonstrate the legislature can delegate emergency powers quickly and effectively.“We as the legislature will soon adjourn, but while we are…

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers declining

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers declining Kentucky is reporting less than one-thousand new cases of COVID-19 and the state’s positive test rate is less than four-percent. Governor Beshear says the declining numbers are encouraging, but we need to remain committed to public health measures. Source: MG News Return to News

UK plans return to in-person learning

UK plans return to in-person learning The University of Kentucky is planning to return to normal operations for the 2021 semester. University officials are planning on in-person instruction, and class sizes returning to similar numbers to the fall of 2019. Virtual learning will remain in place, if needed. Source: MG News …

More Qualified Kentuckians For A Vaccine

More Qualified Kentuckians For A Vaccine In just under three months, more than 910,000 Kentuckians have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.“It’s tremendous progress in a short time,” Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said.Progress that is speeding up daily, and now expanding to more Kentuckians who have underlying conditions that could make a battle with…

Flood Clean Up Health Concerns

Flood Clean Up Health Concerns As people continue to clean up from the damage left behind by recent floodwaters health officials encourage people to take precautions to stay healthy and safe.Scott Lockard, Kentucky River District Public Health Director, says there are many steps to consider when protecting you and your family including paying attention…

Crossing KY School District Lines

Crossing KY School District Lines Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced legislation to make it easier for students to cross district lines and let them tap into funding pools for school expenses.The measure looks to be gaining momentum in the closing days of the session. It cleared a House committee Thursday, sending it to…