Possible Name Changing On Campus Buildings

Possible Name Changing On Campus Buildings Western Kentucky University’s president has appointed a panel to examine the names on campus buildings and academic units.The move was spurred by the recent killings of Black Americans by police and the nationwide racial reckoning that has followed, President Timothy Caboni said during a virtual address Monday, the…

Methodist Mountain Mission Reopens

Methodist Mountain Mission Reopens The Methodist Mountain Mission in Jackson, KY operates on a two million dollar annual budget. In March, Executive Director Karen Bunn and her staff made the difficult decision to close all eight of their Opportunity Stores to keep shoppers and staff safe from COVID-19. The stores are now all open…

Economic Impact Deadline Extended

Economic Impact Deadline Extended The IRS has extended its Economic Impact Payment deadline for families with children to receive a $500 payment.According to a release, the deadline has been extended to Sept. 30, 2020 for people to provide information to the IRS using the Non-Filer Tool.The IRS encourages you to file if you Receive…

Pike County Attorney Resigns

Pike County Attorney Resigns Pike County Attorney Howard Keith Hall is stepping down.At Tuesday’s meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, Hall tendered his resignation to the court, effective Aug. 24.Hall is currently running for Pike circuit judge to fill the seat left vacant following the death of Pike Circuit Judge Steve Combs.Hall, a…

Payless Plans Reopening

Payless Plans Reopening After filling for bankruptcy protection twice and shutting all of its 2,100 stores in the US in 2019, Payless is looking to make a comeback. It’s being reported the discount shoe company said it’s planning on opening 300 to 400 stores in the US within the next three to five years.When…

Observing The 19th Amendment

Observing The 19th Amendment The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park plans to observe the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.The park Hodgenville, KY said in a statement that crews will illuminate the Memorial Building on Aug. 26 in the colors of purple and gold, which were traditionally used by the…

Helping Health Care Workers

Helping Health Care Workers Governor Andy Beshear and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack say the state is closely watching personal protection equipment along with materials needed to test the public for COVID-19 reach low levels in some areas.The Governor says the four ‘homegrown’ labs in the state are doing fine but other entities…

McConnell Recommends Supplemental Assistance

McConnell Recommends Supplemental Assistance Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky should accept a supplemental $300 in federal weekly assistance for its unemployed workers.The Republican senator urged Kentucky’s Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, to apply for the aid.McConnell says the offer from the White House won’t require any extra spending by the state. The option…

Fire Station Upgrades

Fire Station Upgrades With the help of a $37,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development grant, improvements are under way on a fire station in Virgie, Ky., in rural southwestern Pike County.Ground was broken in a ceremony attended by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and state and local officials.This grant was made through the Community…