CDC Reassures Parents

CDC Reassures Parents The CDC is now giving parents re-assurance after a study found that schools are safe as long as COVID protocols are followed.A CDC study published Tuesday looked at the spread of the virus in schools throughout the fall semester. It showed schools weren’t the cause of most transmissions, unlike those seen…

Beshear Sends Letter Of Compromise

Beshear Sends Letter Of Compromise Faced with a weakening of his executive powers, Gov. Andy Beshear has weighed in with suggested compromises in a letter to Republican legislative leaders.Beshear sent the letter to House Speaker David Osborne and Senate President Robert Stivers. It came after he vetoed bills limiting his executive authority, especially in…

Rowan County Teachers Vaccinating

Rowan County Teachers Vaccinating Rowan County teachers want students back in school and to stay in school. That’s why many teachers are signing up to get vaccinated.The Rowan County School district hosted a vaccine clinic Wednesday for all employees. Last month, the district sent a survey to teachers and staff asking if they wanted…

KY Hospitals Receiving Added Funding

KY Hospitals Receiving Added Funding Thanks to a decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Kentucky’s hospitals will soon receive up to $1 billion in annual funding. Last week, CMS approved a new direct payment initiative from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) that provides more money for…

Free Guided Tours

Free Guided Tours Free guided trail tours are being offered at Lilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station, officials said.Weekend tours at the Letcher County site are being offered in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University according to park officials. Spokesperson Jeremy Wolfe says people can arrive without an appointment and choose which trail they…

Coal Tax Credits

Coal Tax Credits A House panel has advanced a bill that would phase out two costly coal tax credits that a state investigation recently found generate economic losses for Virginia.The incentives, designed to encourage coal production and coal use and aid the struggling economy of Southwest Virginia, are decades old and among the state’s…

Lowest Number Of Cases

Lowest Number Of Cases Governor Andy Beshear reported the lowest number of daily cases in the past four weeks during the recent update.The governor announced 1,268 new cases. This is the lowest number of new cases in one day that we’ve seen in the past four weeks. At least 347,836 Kentuckians have contracted the…

KY Adds Construction Jobs

KY Adds Construction Jobs Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky added 2,900 construction jobs last year, a 2.9 percent increase that ranked in ninth nationally in construction employment gains.That was counter to most states, according to a new release by the Associated General (State Empl 202012_10month) Contractors of America which shows construction employment in December…

Fradulent Unemployment Claims

Fradulent Unemployment Claims The new federal stimulus bill passed by Congress late last month, which extended unemployment benefits for 11 more weeks, also came with a new verification process that has created even more problems for some unemployed Kentuckians.The new verification system was designed to prevent fraudulent claims, which Governor Andy Beshear’s general counsel…