Kentucky’s Unemployment Figures

Kentucky’s Unemployment Figures More than 50,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, a slight increase that reflects continuing struggles in the labor market as a reopening economy tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.The 53,738 Kentuckians submitting new jobless claims was up by more than 6,410 from the prior week, the U.S.…

KY Daily COVID-19 Update

KY Daily COVID-19 Update Governor Andy Beshear giving his daily COVID-19 update. The governor has confirmed at least 380 new cases and three new deaths over the Memorial Day weekend.The governor announced 127 new cases and six new deaths in Kentucky.At least 9,077 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at…

Pineville Curfew

Pineville Curfew Following a string of recent vandalism and thefts, city officials in Pineville have ordered a curfew. Pineville Mayor Scott Madon announced the order on Facebook.The curfew goes from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. until further notice. In the post, officials say the police department will step up their patrols and people out…

KY’s Legal System Opening June 1st

KY’s Legal System Opening June 1st Kentucky’s legal system has been more or less shut down since March.But that is set to change on June 1 when courtroom proceedings and trials are set to resume.While some legal proceedings have continued, mostly over some kind of video call, in-person cases are slated to start back…

COVID-19 Outbreak At KY Nursing Home

COVID-19 Outbreak At KY Nursing Home Kentucky officials say a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home has forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals.Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander says 39 residents and 20 staff at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus. He said Tuesday that those residents…

Re-opening Daycare Centers

Re-opening Daycare Centers Kentucky plans phased reopenings of child-care centers next month in what’s seen as an important catalyst to help jump start an economy stagnated by the coronavirus outbreak.Providers caring for 10 or fewer children will be allowed to restart on June 8, says state Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander. Those…

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment Faced with a collapsed job market, Congress needs to tend to unemployment insurance funds supporting millions thrown out of work, but surging debt means there are limits to the scope of federal aid to help heal the coronavirus -damaged economy, says the Senate’s top leader Mitch Mcconnell.In his…

Water Rescue By KY State Troopers

Water Rescue By KY State Troopers Authorities say Kentucky state troopers helped rescue two people who were trapped in high water on a rural county road.Kentucky State Police said an elderly woman and a young female became trapped in a flooded vehicle on Monday afternoon in Bell County.Police say a trooper entered into the…

Repaving Mammoth Cave National Park Areas

Repaving Mammoth Cave National Park Areas A project to repave Mammoth Cave National Park’s roads and parking areas has launched in Kentucky.The pavement preservation project has begun and continue until November, news outlets reported. During this time, visitors may experience temporary closures and short delays on roads and parking areas throughout the national park.…

Accessing University Of Kentucky’s Contingency Fund

Accessing University Of Kentucky’s Contingency Fund The University of Kentucky will use portions of its contingency fund to save nearly 100 school jobs in the next fiscal year amid continuing furloughs at the school, the university’s president said in a news release.The announcement comes as 100 additional academic employees were furloughed Friday, about a…