KY Town Launches Kid Safari Walk

KY Town Launches Kid Safari Walk A Kentucky town launched a neighborhood “safari” for children during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying stuffed animals in the windows of their homes.The “Cumberland Hill Zoo Walk” was kicked off Sunday morning in Lexington after 60 houses in the community signed up, aaccording to reports. “I have challenged…

New Police Graduates

New Police Graduates Recruits from police agencies across Kentucky have graduated from basic training.The 33 graduates of Class 510 completed 20 weeks of training last week at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training facility in Richmond, the agency said in a statement. The program included 800 hours of instruction, including law offenses and…

Trump Extends Quarantine Through April 30th

Trump Extends Quarantine Through April 30th Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April 30th, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.The initial 15-day period of social distancing…

KY Lawmakers Pass Relief Bill

KY Lawmakers Pass Relief Bill Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill that they say could bring relief to everyone laid off, health care workers and small businesses.The general assembly passed what they are calling the COVID-19 Relief Bill.With so many people off work, and the governor’s numerous executive orders, Representative Bart Rowland said lawmakers knew…

New COVID-19 Cases In KY

New COVID-19 Cases In KY Governor Beshear has announced 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, increasing the total number to 439. There were no new deaths reported in his recent briefing.He called on businesses and people to ‘do better’ to stop the spread of COVID-19.“We can’t allow any crowds in Kentucky right now,”…

Charges Against Pulaski Co. Constable Upgraded

Charges Against Pulaski Co. Constable Upgraded A federal grand jury upgraded charges against a Kentucky constable who was involved in a shootout with FBI agents, court documents said. Pulaski County constable Gary Baldock was indicted Thursday with trying to kill a special agent with the FBI. FBI agents were attempting to arrest Baldock and…

Appalachian Regional Healthcare to Lay off 500 Workers

Appalachian Regional Healthcare to Lay off 500 Workers One of largest hospital system in eastern Kentucky will furlough about 500 staff members because of sharp revenue decreases amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Appalachian Regional Healthcare announced the layoffs Friday. ARH is headquartered in Lexington and operates 13 hospitals in Eastern Kentucky and southern West…

KY Hospital System Furloughs Workers

KY Hospital System Furloughs Workers One of the largest hospital systems in northern Kentucky furloughed a quarter of its staff Thursday in order to financially sustain its clinical operations amid the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said.St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead announced it was furloughing 300 staff members who aren’t involved in the…

KY Lawmakers Pass Stimulus Bill

KY Lawmakers Pass Stimulus Bill Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.The relief bill comes amid a dramatically shrinking economy as businesses statewide close or scale back operations and tens of thousands more Kentucky residents file for…