McConnell Wins

McConnell Wins Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has been reelected to a seventh term in Kentucky, confirmed by AP results.About an hour after his race was called, McConnell gave a victory speech to a nearly empty room at a hotel in Louisville.“Kentucky I’m humbled and grateful that you’ve rehired me to keep fighting for your…

KY Supreme Court Results

KY Supreme Court Results Robert Conley has won the 7th district seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.Conley’s opponent, State Rep. Chris Harris, congratulated his opponent and wished him well in his new position.The 7th Supreme Court district includes 22 counties in Eastern and Northeastern Kentucky. Source: MG News Return to News

Seeking Vaccine Volunteers

Seeking Vaccine Volunteers Cincinnati Children’s is seeking to enroll about 500 people in a Phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca.Officials with the hospital said they are reaching out to first responders, people 65 or older, Blacks and Hispanics to ensure inclusion of those at higher risk of contracting…

Airport Lactation Rooms

Airport Lactation Rooms Small airports across the U.S. will be required to have lactation rooms available for travelers under a new law.On Friday, October 30, President Donald Trump signed the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act into law.The FAM Act, authored by Senator Tammy Duckworth, was supported by both the House and Senate.“Two…

Early Voting Turnout

Early Voting Turnout More than 1.5 million people in the bluegrass took advantage either absentee or early in-person voting. That’s 42.2 percent of all registered voters in Kentucky. For comparison, 1,955,195 people voted in the 2016 Presidential election in Kentucky, and voter turnout that year was 59.1 percent according to the KY Secretary of…

Drive-Thru Parade

Drive-Thru Parade The city of Ashland’s annual Christmas parade will look a bit different this year due to the pandemic.It will be a drive-thru parade, city officials say.This means floats will remain stationary as cars drive through to view the festivities.Participation in the parade will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis, and organizations…

Helping Speedway Children’s Charities

Helping Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Motor Speedway’s 24th annual Speedway and Lights will open on November 13th, but this year’s event will be a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The annual event features hundreds of light displays throughout the speedway property and is one of the primary fundraisers for the Bristol chapter of…

Elkhorn’s Revised Restaurant Tax

Elkhorn’s Revised Restaurant Tax The Elkhorn City Council met recently in a specially called meeting for the second reading of a restaurant tax and the second reading of a board of assistance ordinance.The restaurant tax ordinance would place a 3 percent tax of the gross amount of each sale.The tax would apply to any…

Improving Pike Medical Center

Improving Pike Medical Center During the 2020 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) virtual summit Oct. 29, Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced two new projects in Pike and Boyd counties have been selected for more than $8 million in funding through the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot grant program.Pikeville…