Disney Amusement Parks Reopening Soon

Disney Amusement Parks Reopening Soon Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, says the company.Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. A…

State AG Key Advisor Resigns

State AG Key Advisor Resigns Steve Pitt, a key adviser to Kentucky’s attorney general, resigned after a newspaper uncovered his role in recommending clemency for a sex offender while working for then-Gov. Matt Bevin.Pitt had served as counsel and special adviser to Attorney General Daniel Cameron since Cameron was sworn in late last year…

Kentucky State Fair Scheduled

Kentucky State Fair Scheduled Governor Andy Beshear has announced that the Kentucky State Fair’s proposal for opening this year August 20th through the 30th has been approved.The plan includes a host of changes to address concerns about the spread of COVID-19.“Dramatically different.” That’s the expectation the governor says we need to have when it…

Landmark Jewelry Stores Closing

Landmark Jewelry Stores Closing Signet Jewelers, the parent company of such brands as Zales and Jared, said it is permanently closing about 400 stores after reporting slumping sales in three-month period that ended May 2.With all of its stores closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, same-store sales at Signet Jewelers slid 38.9% in its…

Aluminum Company Settles Lawsuit

Aluminum Company Settles Lawsuit An aluminum company, Braidy Industries Inc. planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia has settled a lawsuit filed by its founder after his ouster as CEO, which came at a crucial time as the company tries to wrap up financing for the massive mill project. Source:…

Possible Tuition Increase

Possible Tuition Increase The University of Kentucky could increase tuition for the fall semester.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the board will consider a one-percent increase for in-state students and a two-percent jump for students from out-of-state.UK faced a major budget deficit because of the pandemic, but the increase would be the smallest tuition increase in…

Rand Paul Speaks On Criminal Justice Reform

Rand Paul Speaks On Criminal Justice Reform Referring to George Floyd’s death as a murder, Sen. Rand Paul spoke out Tuesday against no-knock search warrants and the militarization of police departments during a conversation with activists seeking answers for the shooting death of a black woman by Louisville police.During the discussion, Paul lamented that…

Cumberland Gap Park Reopening

Cumberland Gap Park Reopening Since March, the Cumberland Gap Historical Park’s Visitor Center has been closed due to COVID-19 based restrictions. Tuesday, the center re-opened to the public.There are only 10 people allowed inside at a time currently. They have created an outside information desk, to keep people from going inside to pick up…

Meals For Kids

Meals For Kids The Cowan Community Action Group partners with Cane Kitchen for a summer food service program in Whitesburg. The program benefits children 18 years old and younger.Cars form a line at Cane Kitchen’s set up, waiting to be checked in.“It provides food to the youth. It takes the burden off the families…

July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg

July 4th Fireworks Happening In Prestonsburg The Fourth of July firework celebration will go on as scheduled in Prestonsburg, according to city officials.Mayor Les Stapleton said, “It’s going to be a show that you don’t want to miss.”Some of the fireworks that will be featured have been customized for the city.”In that 20 to…