Stimulus Payments Coming In Days

Stimulus Payments Coming In Days The White House says the $1,400 direct payments for most Americans funded by the American Rescue Plan will start showing up in bank accounts as early as this weekend.Press secretary Jen Psaki says the government will make the first direct deposits this weekend. She says payments will continue throughout…

Expanding Vaccine Coverage

Expanding Vaccine Coverage Dr. Stack says the lists are broken down as conditions that are at increased risk of severe COVID illness such as cancer, heart disease, and obesity and conditions that might cause severe illness.“We are now expanding the medical eligibility to include both of those lists. For example, type 2 diabetes is…

KY Open Records Law

KY Open Records Law Kentucky lawmakers have made changes to a bill denounced by many media outlets as an attempt to weaken the open records law.A Senate committee advanced the measure Wednesday.The panel loosened residency requirements needed to make records requests. Another change allows continued access to Kentucky records by out-of-state media organizations. But…

Feeding Laurel County Kids

Feeding Laurel County Kids It’s estimated one in five Kentucky children struggle with hunger. That is almost 120,000 kids across the commonwealth who don’t have a secure source of food.In Laurel County, UnitedHealthCare is partnering up with former Kentucky football star and current Miami Dolphins player Lynn Bowden, Jr. to feed hungry students.Paper bags…

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed Officials say one of Kentucky’s few remaining covered bridges has been destroyed in a blaze.News outlets cited a statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in reporting that the 150-year-old Mt. Zion Covered Bridge caught fire Tuesday night.The Kentucky Tourism website says it was one of 13 covered bridges remaining…

Federal Flood Assistance

Federal Flood Assistance Gov. Beshear’s senior advisor Rocky Adkins announced that the Beshear administration will be asking the Biden administration for a Federal Emergency Declaration for both the recent flooding and the ice storms that preceded it. Adkins also said the governor’s office will be seeking individual assistance from the federal government.“We’ve had more…

University Of KY In-Person Graduation

University Of KY In-Person Graduation The University of Kentucky has announced plans for in-person graduation ceremonies with an email being sent to students this week.According to a letter from President Eli Capilouto, the ceremonies will take place over the weekend of Friday May 14- Sunday, May 16 at Rupp Arena. Capilouto says the exact…

Federal Drug Indictments In KY

Federal Drug Indictments In KY A federal grand jury has indicted eight Tennessee doctors, a nurse and two Kentucky residents in a drug conspiracy case.The Lexington Herald-Leader cited court documents that say Robert Taylor faces the most charges in the indictment filed last week in federal court in Kentucky.His charges include conspiracy to illegally…

KY Getting Federal Relief

KY Getting Federal Relief Kentucky’s budget director says state government is forecast to eventually receive about $2.4 billion from the latest round of federal pandemic relief.The state’s share gives lawmakers more funding opportunities but little time to incorporate any of it into the state budget for the coming year starting July 1st. Budget director…

KY Burn Danger

KY Burn Danger The Kentucky Division of Forestry has a message for people who are considering burning trash or debris right now: Don’t. Officials posted on their Facebook page the fire danger continues to stay in the extreme category, especially in Eastern Kentucky, due to our long stretch of dry and warm weather. …