Amy McGrath Wins

Amy McGrath Wins Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the…

KY Executive Order For Hiring Practices

KY Executive Order For Hiring Practices Governor Andy Beshear signed a new executive order Tuesday morning in regards to state hiring practices.In a news release, the governor states the order is designed to “ensuring non-discrimination in state hiring, services and contracting”.The new order expands on existing protections already in place. Source: MG…

Mitch McConnell Supports Masks

Mitch McConnell Supports Masks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the highest-ranking Republican in Congress to encourage Americans to wear a facial mask.As COVID-19 cases surge in states nationwide leaders are stepping up to set an example.McConnell did not mention President Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by the public health guidelines. Instead, the…

Disney DVD Stealing Case

Disney DVD Stealing Case Three people were sentenced in federal court in Eastern Kentucky for trafficking counterfeit Disney DVDs.The three were sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution, according to a news release from federal prosecutors. The defendants pleaded guilty in October.The DVDs appeared to be…

AG Commissioner Lawsuit

AG Commissioner Lawsuit Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, along with officials with a family owned farm complex in Central Kentucky filed a lawsuit Monday in Scott County against Governor Beshear’s administration.Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC is a fifth generation family farm-owned agritourism destination in Georgetown, offering a u-pick orchard, a 96,000 square foot…

New KY Air National Guard Facility

New KY Air National Guard Facility The Kentucky Air National Guard has broken ground on a new $8.9 million facility.The 28,000-square-foot (2,601 square meters) Response Forces Facility will house the guard’s contingency response group, security forces squadron, base honor guard and a medical detachment, according to a statement from the guard. Construction began Friday…

Kentucky Contact Tracing Efforts

Kentucky Contact Tracing Efforts The man in charge of Kentucky’s contact tracing efforts is asking medical professionals to help them get the word out about that task.Mark Carter, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, spoke Monday to members of the Kentucky Primary Care Association.He said Kentucky has more than $75 million allocated to the…

Revitalizing A Railroad Museum

Revitalizing A Railroad Museum At the end of Main Street of Elkhorn City, railroad tracks can be seen going right through town.As long as people can remember, it’s been an empty lot, but some city officials are hoping that’s about to change.Elkhorn City officials are working on carrying out plans designed by students at…

Kentucky Long Term Care Visitation

Kentucky Long Term Care Visitation Kentucky long-term care facilities will be able to have visitors again starting today. The state released guidelines for those visits, but Sayre Christian Village says it’s not allowing guests quite yet. The senior living community was one of the first to restrict visitation. None of its 375 residents have…

Malpractice Lawsuit Checks

Malpractice Lawsuit Checks Floyd County attorney Ned Pillersdorf mailed out more than 1,000 checks recently as part of the $700,000 malpractice lawsuit his office filed against former social security lawyer Eric C. Conn’s legal malpractice insurer.The settlement checks, issued to the 1,073 former clients who filed claims with Pillersdorf’s office, were for different amounts…