Civil Legal Aid Available

Civil Legal Aid Available A website and phone number have been established for Kentucky residents seeking civil legal aid amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced.Kentucky residents experiencing a civil legal problem due to the coronavirus or have an issue that has been made worse by the virus can call 833-540-0342 to be connected to…

Approval Of More Unemployment Assistance

Approval Of More Unemployment Assistance Kentucky won quick federal approval to add $400 to the weekly unemployment checks for about 80,000 people who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.The state applied for the short-term, supplemental aid this week. Eligible recipients should start receiving the payments in early September,…

Rent Help Coming

Rent Help Coming Governor Andy Beshear says his administration is preparing to announce potential funding Monday that could help Kentuckians pay rent. He says assistance may come through CARES Act funding.Evictions are currently able to be filed however, the governor’s eviction order is still in place. The order does not allow a tenant to…

Medical Van In Use

Medical Van In Use The oldest mobile medical van in the nation is set to open a brick and mortar clinic in Dickenson County this fall. It’s being reported the Health Wagon’s new Clintwood clinic will provide primary and comprehensive care to patients, essentially providing them with whatever they could get at a typical…

KY’s Religious Schools Can Stay Open

KY’s Religious Schools Can Stay Open Kentucky’s attorney general has ruled that the state cannot force religious schools to close as long as they are following health recommendations put in place to protect against the coronavirus.Attorney General Daniel Cameron wrote in the Wednesday opinion that a forced closure of religious schools by Gov. Andy…

Local Communities Should Have More Control

Local Communities Should Have More Control State Senate majority leaders say it’s time for local communities to have more control over some decisions, and Governor Andy Beshear needs to better communicate across party lines.Leaders spoke on a wide range of topics, including high school sports, during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Today, the Kentucky…

Seeking Unemployment Aid

Seeking Unemployment Aid Gov. Andy Beshear says the state will seek to provide an extra $400 per week in supplemental aid for its unemployed workers under a White House offer.Gov. Andy Beshear says the Labor Cabinet will file the application Thursday. He says federal approval could come within days. But the governor said Wednesday…