University Of Kentucky Faces Cutbacks

University Of Kentucky Faces Cutbacks The ongoing effects of the coronavirus on the economy are leading to budget cuts, including furloughs and layoffs, at the University of Kentucky.On Tuesday, officials announced the university is facing a $70 million deficit for next year. Most of that amount, about $40 million, is the projected decline in…

Daily COVID-19 Update For KY

Daily COVID-19 Update For KY Tuesday’s coronavirus update from Governor Andy Beshear came one day after Kentucky passed the 3,000-case mark.177 new cases were reported in the commonwealth. Since the state’s first reported novel coronavirus infection, 3,192 Kentuckians have tested positive.Seventeen new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 171.Thirteen of…

KY Supreme Court Goes Virtual

KY Supreme Court Goes Virtual The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments remotely this week for the first time.The case is a family law appeal from Oldham County, and arguments will be delivered by videoconference, the court said in a news release.Justices are not meeting in person to observe social distancing during…

KY Schools Remain On Non-Traditional Instruction

KY Schools Remain On Non-Traditional Instruction During a call with all superintendents, Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown announced schools will remain on NTI or non-traditional instruction for the rest of the year.”It’s also following the White Houses guidance. As you remember we have to hit, we call them benchmarks, but prerequisites before even…

EKU Celebrates Virtual Graduation

EKU Celebrates Virtual Graduation A Facebook post from Eastern Kentucky University says that even though the semester did not go as planned, they still want to celebrate graduating seniors.They are holding a virtual graduation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.Seniors are asked to submit a picture for the ceremony by May 1. …

Daily KY COVID-19 Update

Daily KY COVID-19 Update Governor Andy Beshear delivered his daily news conference on COVID-19 in Kentucky as the state surpassed the 3,000-case mark on Monday.The governor announced 102 new cases, which is less than half of the cases announced Sunday. Beshear said the count may be low because some labs were closed over the…

Northern KY Bridge Is Closed

Northern KY Bridge Is Closed A bridge in northern Kentucky is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to deterioration on a load-bearing portion of the span.The problem on the 4th Street-Veterans Bridge that connects Covington and Newport was discovered during an inspection, The Kentucky Enquirer reported.The span carries about 13,676 vehicles over…

Testing Capacity Must Increase

Testing Capacity Must Increase Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has embraced plans by the White House to lift restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, but said the state must increase its testing capacity to get there.President Trump this week detailed a set of guidelines for easing restrictions over a span of several weeks in places…

Church Service Lawsuit Filed

Church Service Lawsuit Filed The Lexington Herald Leader is reporting that a second lawsuit has been filed accusing Governor Beshear of violating the first amendment rights of churchgoers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville, which held in-person services despite warnings from the Governor, and its pastor, Jack Roberts, filed the suit Friday…

Removing A Confederate Flag

Removing A Confederate Flag A local official in Kentucky has ordered the removal of a Confederate flag outside a county courthouse that has drawn criticism for weeks since its recent placement there.According to The Paducah Sun, Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal said Friday the intent in displaying the flag wasn’t to offend anyone, although…