KY Teacher Of The Year

KY Teacher Of The Year Nine educators have been named semifinalists for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award.A winner will be chosen following an interview and a review of a classroom lesson, the Kentucky Department of Education and sponsor Valvoline Inc. said in a statement. Awards will be announced in October. …

More COVID Cases In KY

More COVID Cases In KY Governor Andy Beshear announced 313 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Sunday. The state total now stands at 52,774 cases.“We’re seeing a dip in the number of new reported cases today, as we often do on weekends,” Governor Beshear said. “Let’s remember that while we believe we’ve managed to…

Dual Course Work On The Rise

Dual Course Work On The Rise The number of Kentucky high school students, enrolling in dual-credit courses has risen dramatically in recent years. That’s according to a new report issued by higher education officials. For years, state education officials have stressed the importance of dual-credit courses, which allow students to earn high school and…

Hey Leadfoot…Heads Up

Hey Leadfoot…Heads Up Police are looking for aggressive drivers in Kentucky over the next three weeks. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division announced the launch of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign. Officers will target drivers of passenger and commercial vehicles who drive dangerously. Source: MG News Return to…

New KY Tourism Campaign Launches b

New KY Tourism Campaign Launches b Kentucky officials are launching a new tourism campaign aimed at safe in-state travel. The “Stay Close, Go Far” marketing initiative reminds residents they don’t have to travel far to experience beauty, history and adventure. It encourages safe traveling during the coronavirus pandemic while emphasizing the importance of community…

Quarles To Work In National Ag Group b

Quarles To Work In National Ag Group b Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, Ryan Quarles is elected president of a national association, representing the leaders of state agriculture departments across the country. Quarles was selected during the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. In his role, Quarles says he’ll focus on…

Federal Funding Comes In

Federal Funding Comes In The Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation will receive a CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration. Officials say it will be used to assist support costs through Revolving Loan Funds for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The EDA was able to use the $1.5 billion…

Power Project Announced

Power Project Announced Representatives from Kentucky Power announce they are resuming plans for upgrades to the power grid, serving Floyd and Pike Counties. The Kewanee-Enterprise Park Transmission Project involves building around five miles of line and a new substation to address electrical needs in the area. The project was originally announced in 2018 as…

Blackjewel Could Pay

Blackjewel Could Pay Hundreds of former employees of the now-bankrupt coal company, Blackjewel could receive payments. The agreement could settle claims the company did not provide adequate notice that employees would be laid off before filing for bankruptcy more than one year ago. The settlement will not be final until approved by a judge.…