Kentucky State Parks To Open During Daytime Hours

Kentucky State Parks To Open During Daytime Hours Kentucky State Parks will be open to the public during daytime only beginning today, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said.The change is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the cabinet said in a news release.All overnight reservations for park lodges, cabins and campgrounds…

Using Hotel Beds For COVID-19

Using Hotel Beds For COVID-19 Governor Beshear says Kentucky has more than 18,000 hospital beds, but believes thousands more will be needed when COVID-19 hits its peak. One of the ideas to help is to turn hotel room beds into beds for hospital type care.Governor Beshear said they are currently under contract to get…

Unemployment Benefits Soar

Unemployment Benefits Soar The number of Kentuckians filing for unemployment benefits has soared to nearly 113,000 as the coronavirus continues to ravage the economy.The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that 112,726 Kentuckians filed initial claims for unemployment last week. The previous week, 49,023 Kentuckians had sought jobless benefits as business shutdowns started taking a…

Stimulus Cash Coming Soon

Stimulus Cash Coming Soon The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.The document from the House Ways and…

KY Unemployment Claims Rise

KY Unemployment Claims Rise The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits soared to nearly 113,000 last week as the coronavirus outbreak continued to wreak havoc on the economy according to the U.S. Labor Department. In the prior week, 49,023 Kentuckians sought jobless benefits as business shutdowns started taking a toll. The week…

Passing The State Budget

Passing The State Budget Kentucky lawmakers took unprecedented steps to change their way of doing business to keep their distance from each other as they reconvened Wednesday amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak.House leaders announced changes to the voting process in the 100-member chamber to limit the number of lawmakers on the House floor. The…

Helping The Elderly

Helping The Elderly As more cases of COVID-19 are announced and people are being asked to stay at home, Harlan County Community Action Agency started to think about the elderly.”Trying to keep them safe at home. Healthy and happy at home,” said shopping assister Jessica Collett.Harlan County CAA usually helps transport the elderly to…

KY Court Facilities Closed

KY Court Facilities Closed The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a new order closing judicial facilities to in-person services and postponing eviction filings.The changes strengthen the court’s order a couple of weeks ago and restrict dockets, jury trials and jury service during the coronavirus pandemic, the court said in a news release.The changes are in…

More Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

More Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 A second COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Perry County.The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Pike County, Ky.Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department tell us the patient is a 43-year-old woman. Officials say the patient is doing well and is isolated at home.The announcement…

Passing A One Year Budget

Passing A One Year Budget In a rare move prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, budget negotiators will present Kentucky legislators with only a one-year state spending plan that holds the line on the main K-12 school funding formula, key lawmakers said Tuesday.Lawmakers traditionally pass a two-year budget, but economic damage caused by the virus…