KY Receives Energy Grants

KY Receives Energy Grants Grants from the U.S. Department of Energy have been awarded to nine projects in Kentucky, state officials said.The projects aim to support education, reduce the energy burden in poor communities and improve energy security, Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman said Wednesday in a statement.The…

KY Unemployment Numbers Update

KY Unemployment Numbers Update Nearly 70,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to inflict economic damage even as the state gradually reboots its economy.The number of laid-off Kentucky workers seeking jobless assistance in the past eight weeks approached 750,000 – more than one-third of the state’s civilian…

More Federal Assistance Needed

More Federal Assistance Needed Kentucky has enough in its unemployment insurance trust fund until summer to meet the unprecedented demand for benefits but will eventually need a cash infusion, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday in urging another round of federal assistance to states. Source: MG News Return to News

Parents Can Attend Graduation Ceremony

Parents Can Attend Graduation Ceremony Laurel County graduating seniors and two parental figures will be part of a social distancing graduation ceremony.This comes after parents sued the Laurel County School District in protest of a student-only ceremony.The London Sentinel-Echo reports after several hearings last Tuesday and Wednesday, Laurel Circuit Judge Michael Caperton ruled that…

Restaurants Prepare To Reopen

Restaurants Prepare To Reopen Many local restaurants are preparing to reopen just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.Here are the biggest changes for customers as dine-in restaurants resume on May 22nd in this “new normal.”If you do not live in the same house you will not be permitted to sit at the same table.Additionally,…

Louisville Slugger Back To Work

Louisville Slugger Back To Work The manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats says it put 171 furloughed employees back on the payroll after receiving a loan from a government program aimed at helping small businesses.Hillerich & Bradsby Co. resumed production at its wood bat factory in Louisville on Monday as parts of Kentucky’s economy reopened…

Education Council

Education Council The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is seeking students to serve on a panel that would work with policy leaders on higher education issues.The Student Advisory Group will offer input on high-profile student concerns and other matters of importance, according to statement from the council. The student panel will also help with…

Kentucky Gives Day

Kentucky Gives Day More than 220 organizations across the state were helped by online donations during the 8th annual Kentucky Gives Day on Tuesday.The giving campaign on the Kentucky Gives website has raised $652,352 for 223 charities so far, many of them in our part of the state.The event is usually only 24 hours,…

Sleep Ranking

Sleep Ranking Meanwhile, a new study conducted by Sleepopolis.com is looking at where the best spots are in Kentucky for sleep after weighing factors such as obesity, alcohol and tobacco consumption, physical activity rates and unemployment levels, among others.Many of the top spots were claimed by areas near the state’s largest cities.In our area,…

Black Bear Activity In KY

Black Bear Activity In KY Bear activity is picking up in Kentucky with spring in full bloom, and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has some tips for people who are having problems with the animals.Instead of trying to change the bear’s behavior, make some adjustments, the department said. Most problems involve…