Interviewing For Education Commissioner

Interviewing For Education Commissioner Three remaining candidates for Kentucky education commissioner have been identified and will be interviewed this week in Louisville.The Board of Education released the names of the three on Wednesday. They are Jason Glass, superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area; Julian Vasquez Heilig, dean…

Renewing KY Licenses

Renewing KY Licenses Kentucky licenses, permits and IDs that expire starting Tuesday will no longer have a 90-day extension period for renewal.Any licenses that expired between March 18 and July 6 still fall under the emergency order that automatically provides a 90-day extension.Gov. Andy Beshear put the order in place after all driver’s license…

Honoring A Black Woman

Honoring A Black Woman A mural of a Black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, will be painted in a historically Black neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland.The Capital Gazette reports that artists and volunteers will paint a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor.Taylor was shot and killed by police in her Louisville apartment…

Appalachian Quilt And Craft Grand Opening

Appalachian Quilt And Craft Grand Opening Appalachian Quilt and Craft held its grand opening on Saturday.The shop is located on Main Street, right next door to Read Spotted Newt. The quilt and craft shop offers brightly colored fabrics, yarn and buttons, everything a sewer may need.“It’s a really nice thing to add to this…

Limits on Auto Racetracks Lifted

Limits on Auto Racetracks Lifted A judge has blocked some limits on auto racetracks and child care facilities put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reasoning that participating in those kind of businesses is a value judgment best left to individuals.Boone Circuit Court Judge Richard Brueggemann’s ruling keeps Kentucky from enforcing a rule…

Hazard First Baptist Postpones Indoor Services

Hazard First Baptist Postpones Indoor Services Hazard First Baptist Church planned to open its doors and hold its first in-person services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday. Since April, the church has held drive-in services.“Our people have enjoyed being apart of these services, it gives us at least an opportunity to get…

Lexington Man Charged in London Murder

Lexington Man Charged in London Murder London police arrested one man in connection with a murder that happened Wednesday night in Levi Jackson Park. Police were called to the park Wednesday after getting multiple reports of a dead body near the park’s amphitheater. The victim, 53-year-old James L. Mays, was from Lexington. On Thursday,…

300 New COVID Cases Reported Statewide on Friday

300 New COVID Cases Reported Statewide on Friday Governor Andy Beshear announced 299 new cases and four new deaths in Kentucky on Friday. At least 16,376 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 585. 4,747 people have recovered from the virus. Kentucky is the only state south of the Mason/Dixon…

Costly Move Of A Statue

Costly Move Of A Statue Moving a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol to Davis’ birthplace in western Kentucky is costing the state $225,000.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the state Finance and Administration Cabinet recorded the no-bid contract with America Industrial Contractors on June 12, the day the Historic Properties Advisory…