Approving An Economic Stimulus Package

Approving An Economic Stimulus Package Members of President Donald Trump’s economic team will convene on Capitol Hill to launch negotiations with Senate Republicans and Democrats racing to draft a $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package amid the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled a sweeping economic rescue plan to pump $1,200…

COVID-19 Update For KY

COVID-19 Update For KY Governor Beshear is reporting a second person has died from COVID-19 and several other factors. The patient was a 64-year-old man in Jefferson County. “We are going to make it through this,” Gov. Beshear said. “We might go through harder times before we make it through this. But, in facing…

Public Assistance Eligibility Extended

Public Assistance Eligibility Extended Kentucky’s governor on Wednesday extended public assistance eligibility as a short-term cushion for people as the state copes with the economic fallout from the new coronavirus.The state’s count of virus cases has risen to 35, Gov. Andy Beshear said at his daily briefing on the state’s response to the global…

Wildlife Conservation Programs Shift To On-Line

Wildlife Conservation Programs Shift To On-Line Wildlife conservation programming normally taught in Kentucky schools has moved online.Kentucky K-12 schools shut down Monday for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus, so conservation educators with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began hosting sessions Wednesday on Facebook, a statement from the agency…

Searching For a New Education Commissioner

Searching For a New Education Commissioner The Kentucky Board of Education picked a search firm Wednesday to help find the state’s next education commissioner.The board chose Florida-based Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc., which led searches for former commissioners Terry Holliday and Stephen Pruitt.The board, meeting virtually to comply with Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendations during the…

Walmart Makes Shopping Changes

Walmart Makes Shopping Changes Walmart is making some significant changes amid the coronavirus pandemic, including putting restrictions on some items and creating a special “seniors only” shopping hour.Walmart is offering special shopping hours for seniors. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers…

KY Approves Non-Traditional Teaching Waivers

KY Approves Non-Traditional Teaching Waivers The Kentucky Board of Education approved waivers that would allow all 172 Kentucky school districts to join the Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program.NTI allows education to continue even if school buildings are closed.The state typically requires districts to submit applications to participate in the NTI Program at least 120 days…

More Virus-Related Business Closures

More Virus-Related Business Closures Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday ordered the closure of theaters, gyms, hair salons and many other businesses where people gather, taking new action in a bid to contain the new coronavirus.Beshear’s order, which takes effect by 5 p.m. today, exempts a cross-section of businesses that will be allowed to…

Pike County Declares State Of Emergency

Pike County Declares State Of Emergency Pike County has just declared a state of emergency although officials say there are no reported cases of COVID-19 there. It means the Pike County Courthouse located at 146 Main Street is closed to the public and Pike County employees will report to the Pike County Courthouse for…