Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Virtual Celebration

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Virtual Celebration The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace will help host a virtual Memorial Day service saluting America’s fallen soldiers.The national historical park in central Kentucky said in a statement that it will join 29 others to put on a social media event Monday that will start at 8 a.m. and last more…

BBQ For EMS Workers

BBQ For EMS Workers Appalachian Regional Healthcare provided lunch for Prestonsburg’s emergency response crews Tuesday, sending Pond Creek Que to offer the workers free barbecue.According to Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton, the hospital’s offering shows a partnership in the county that is always fueling the community.Pond Creek Que Owner Bryan Ferrell said he is happy…

Malls Reopen Today

Malls Reopen Today As retail stores look to reopen today, many of you might head up to Lexington’s Fayette Mall and you can expect plenty of changes.Early on, the mall’s hours will be limited with only a handful of stores actually opting to reopen.Meanwhile, several restaurants outside and inside the mall are planning on…

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky has been accused of deliberately setting fire to two houses.Jeffrey “Tyler” Knouse, 19, was arrested after investigators connected him to the fires that were deliberately set in April and May in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Monday. Both of…

KY Education Commissioner Search

KY Education Commissioner Search Kentucky officials are seeking applicants and nominations for the state’s next education commissioner.Submissions for the position will be accepted through May 31, the Kentucky Department of Education said in a statement. Source: MG News Return to News

Unemployment Claims Taxes

Unemployment Claims Taxes Billions of federal coronavirus relief dollars are going straight to Americans, but will they have to send some of that money back to Uncle Sam at tax time?First, the good news: The money in stimulus checks is tax-free and won’t count as income for government assistance programs.The bad: If you’re out…

On-Line Notary Services

On-Line Notary Services A new regulation should make it easier for Kentuckians to have legal documents notarized.Secretary of State Michael Adams issued the new rules Monday.Usually, notaries have to be in-person but with social distancing guidelines, that’s hard to do.Now, notarization can be done via video-conferencing, email, photo messaging or other technology.The Secretary of…

KY State Parks Reopening June 1

KY State Parks Reopening June 1 State parks will start reopening soon as Kentucky continues to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, says Gov. Andy Beshear.The parks will reopen June 1 in an effort to revive tourism revenue, Beshear said at his daily briefing. People can make park reservations starting May 19, he said.Visitors…

Investigating KY’s Meatpacking Industry

Investigating KY’s Meatpacking Industry Kentucky officials on Friday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the meatpacking industry after local cattle farmers complained the price they are paid for their animals is continuing to drop at the same time beef prices are skyrocketing.Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel…

Former KY First Lady And Miss America Dies

Former KY First Lady And Miss America Dies Former Kentucky First Lady, Phyllis George, died of a blood disorder at the age of 70.The Lexington Herald Leader reported George died on Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.“Phyllis was a fighter and her children have shown her incredible love during this struggle,” said…