Court Proceedings Suspended

Court Proceedings Suspended The Kentucky Supreme Court is extending its suspension of most in-person court proceedings by another two weeks.There will be exceptions for some emergency cases.The supreme court says judges can still hold necessary hearings through phone or video.The suspension is extended to last through April 24th. Source: MG News Return…

KY’s AG Cracks Down On Price Gougers

KY’s AG Cracks Down On Price Gougers Kentucky’s Attorney General is cracking down on price gouging.Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued subpoenas Thursday to six third-party sellers.He says the sellers used Amazon to price gouge during the COVID-19 pandemic.They are accused of marking up prices on emergency and medical supplies including hand sanitizer and masks.Amazon…

U.S. Has Most COVID-19 Cases

U.S. Has Most COVID-19 Cases The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. The U.S. has now surpassed official Chinese government…

Krispy Kreme Helping First Responders

Krispy Kreme Helping First Responders Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.Beginning on March 30, which is National Doctors’ Day, doctors and nurses will receive a dozen of Original Glazed Donuts for free from Krispy Kreme every Monday up until the week of May 6-12, which…

Unemployment Filings Increase In KY

Unemployment Filings Increase In KY The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits surged in the past week as many businesses closed or scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.A total of 48,847 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment assistance last week, reflecting the dramatic economic disruption caused by the virus, the U.S. Labor…

Helping KY Schools During COVID-19

Helping KY Schools During COVID-19 A bill giving Kentucky’s schools the latitude to use as many nontraditional instruction days as needed in response to the coronavirus outbreak was signed by Gov. Andy Beshear this week.The proposal to give relief to school districts sped through the legislature with strong bipartisan support as lawmakers deal with…

Stopping COVID-19 Scams

Stopping COVID-19 Scams Federal and state law enforcement agencies are forming a coronavirus task force to investigate and prosecute fraud cases.The Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force will be a partnership of U.S. Attorneys, the FBI and Kentucky’s Attorney General.The task force will review and investigate credible leads of fraud associated with the coronavirus pandemic,…

Starbucks Appreciates First Responders

Starbucks Appreciates First Responders Food City Starbucks Cafes are joining the Starbucks sponsored first responders appreciation initiative.From now through April 30th, Food City Starbucks will offer a free tall hot or iced coffee to first responders including firefighters, paramedics, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers. Source: MG…

Kentucky COVID-19 Update

Kentucky COVID-19 Update Governor Andy Beshear back in Frankfort Wednesday night for his daily COVID-19 update. The announcement started with a video geared towards pre-school children.Beshear then announced 35 new confirmed cases, bringing the state total to 198. He also said the fifth person in Kentucky has died from COVID-19-related causes. The patient was…

KY Legislators Look At New Budget

KY Legislators Look At New Budget Kentucky’s legislative leaders recently warned of the severe challenges to crafting a new state budget as the coronavirus shrinks state tax collections and inflicts other economic damage.House and Senate budget negotiators began the task of seeking agreement on a two-year state budget – the centerpiece of their work…