EPA Grants For KY

EPA Grants For KY The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted $1.7 million for five brownfield projects in Kentucky.The federal grants help communities plan the cleanup and redevelopment of properties that are contaminated or suspected of being contaminated. The sites are typically old factories, abandoned hospitals, former mine lands and other environmentally-impacted sites.A release…

Ramping Up Testing In KY

Ramping Up Testing In KY Governor Beshear is ramping up COVID-19 testing across the state. More than 50 locations are now available.Corbin is preparing for Kroger’s drive-thru testing beginning today.As of Monday, Laurel, Knox and Whitley Counties have less than 50 cases combined.“We really in the Tri-County area we have upwards of 150,00 people,”…

Teen’s Life Claimed In Trailer Fire

Teen’s Life Claimed In Trailer Fire A Kentucky teen died and two adults were injured early this morning when their home caught fire, police said. The blaze was reported about 3 a.m. at a mobile home in Corbin, says Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs talking to news outlets.A teenager died in the fire,…

Testing At Kentucky Nursing Homes

Testing At Kentucky Nursing Homes Kentucky plans to do coronavirus testing at all nursing homes statewide in a targeted strategy aimed at a hard-hit segment during the pandemic, state officials said Friday.Health officials hope to test residents and staff at all long-term care facilities in about two months, state Health and Family Services Secretary…

Grant Money For Disposing Tires

Grant Money For Disposing Tires Kentucky counties may be able to cover costs of recycling or disposing of waste tires with $4,000 state grants.The funds are available through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management Waste Tire Trust Fund, the cabinet said in a news release.Labor and equipment costs aren’t eligible, division…

Kentucky Churches Meet In-Person

Kentucky Churches Meet In-Person All Kentucky churches may now freely hold in-person services a federal judge ruled Friday.The decision from U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove said, as long as houses of worship abide by social distancing guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, they may continue holding service.The judge said that Governor…

State Officials Warn of Increased Bear Activity

State Officials Warn of Increased Bear Activity 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.…

Judge Orders McCreary Co. Man to Quarantine

Judge Orders McCreary Co. Man to Quarantine A Kentucky appeals court judge has ordered a McCreary County man exposed to the coronavirus to quarantine himself and to get tested. Judge Jeff S. Taylor ordered the 27-year-old man to self-quarantine from Tuesday through Saturday. The judge also required the man to cooperate with the McCreary…

Public Transportation Receives Money

Public Transportation Receives Money The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received nearly $23 million from the federal government’s coronavirus relief package.The money will go to 17 public transit agencies around Kentucky that have been hit hard by the pandemic. It was part of the CARES Act passed in March.Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said the…