Unemployment Benefits Begin Today In KY

Unemployment Benefits Begin Today In KY Governor Andy Beshear has announced Kentucky received the federal funding stream to begin making the additional $600 per week payment to those Kentuckians receiving unemployment insurance benefits as soon as tonight.This will be made in a separate payment from other unemployment benefits as part of the ‘CARES Act’…

Continuing Social Distancing

Continuing Social Distancing Deaths, hospitalizations and new infections are leveling off in places like Italy and Spain, and even New York has seen encouraging signs amid the gloom. At the same time, politicians and health officials warn that the crisis is far from over and a catastrophic second wave could hit if countries let…

KY Largest One Day Surge In COVID-19 Cases

KY Largest One Day Surge In COVID-19 Cases Governor Andy Beshear took the podium for his daily COVID-19 update.Wednesday marked Kentucky’s largest one-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases.The governor confirmed 204 new positive tests, bringing Kentucky’s total to 1,346. Pulaski County now has 28 total cases, according to Judge-Executive Steve Kelley.Eight new deaths were…

Gene Synder Freeway Road Construction

Gene Synder Freeway Road Construction Drivers should expect lane closures on the Gene Synder Freeway in Louisville over the next two weeks as contractors perform geotechnical work, officials said.Crews will be working from mile point 25 through mile point 35, which is between Interstates 64 and 71, according to a statement from I-Move Kentucky.Portions…

Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident A Kentucky man who was thrown from a motorcycle after hitting a deer died when he was hit by two cars during dark conditions, state police said.William L. Nelson, of Dexter, was riding with a passenger, Asia D. Sledd, when they hit a deer after 10 p.m. on Interstate 69 in…

Salvation Army Accepting Donations

Salvation Army Accepting Donations The Salvation Army is always accepting donations of clothing, books, toys, games, furniture and more. Every dollar earned by their efforts go to helping less fortunate. The Salvation Army in Paintsville can be found in the Rock City Plaza, or reached by phone at, (606) 788-8794. Source: MG…

National Guard Helping Food Banks

National Guard Helping Food Banks Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement that the state’s National Guard would deploy soldiers to four food banks in the region. About 20 soldiers are preparing emergency food boxes at God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington.“There are about 250,000 people that are food insecure in central and eastern Kentucky,”…

Food Pantry In Pikeville Meeting Needs

Food Pantry In Pikeville Meeting Needs Thankful Hearts Food Pantry, located at 648 Adams Road in Pikeville, is currently accepting CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) applications. If you are 60 years or older, meet the USDA guidelines, are not on the active list at a distribution center and are a resident of Pike County,…

Daily COVID-19 Update

Daily COVID-19 Update Tuesday’s COVID-19 update from Governor Andy Beshear brought the highest one-day case increase since the disease arrived in Kentucky.The governor reported 147 new coronavirus infections, bringing Kentucky’s total to 1,149. It appears six cases out of Monday’s reported total were removed.The governor said he believes the high case rate may be…

McConnell Adds To Campaign Coffers

McConnell Adds To Campaign Coffers Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flexed his fundraising strength in the midst of a global pandemic, raising nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020, says his campaign.The first-quarter haul was the Kentucky Republican’s best three-month fundraising performance since entering the Senate in the mid-1980s.“Kentuckians know that…