State Aircraft Transparency

State Aircraft Transparency Kentucky’s auditor called for greater transparency on use of state aircraft by elected officials as he reported that most flights taken by the former governor lacked documentation on their purpose.Most of those flights were on aircraft operated by Kentucky State Police, and under state law the purpose of those flights doesn’t…

Eleventh Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In KY

Eleventh Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus In KY Governor Andy Beshear took to Twittter Thursday to announce the eleventh confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kentucky.This new case is in Harrison County. The governor also ended that the state had 51 negative tests from their lab. Meanwhile, Kentuckians returning from the Grand Princess will go into…

Helping Kids In Eastern KY

Helping Kids In Eastern KY Local groups in Pikeville are preparing to hold events in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April.. In Pikeville, many organizations and volunteers have worked with Pikeville’s Department for Community Based Services office and Judi’s Place for Kids –…

Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs

Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs Federal officials have released emergency funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding last month in Kentucky, officials said.Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that $2 million is available to the state.Heavy rain fell across Kentucky beginning on Feb. 3 and caused flash flooding and…

Spike In GED Sign-Ups

Spike In GED Sign-Ups Kentucky has seen a spike in the number of people signing up for GED testing after Gov. Andy Beshear announced in January the fees would be waived.The governor’s office said there has been an 81% increase in the number of signups for the testing, and a 38% increase in those…

EKU Restructures Classes

EKU Restructures Classes Eastern Kentucky University will restructure the spring semester for the week of March 16 through March 20.The university is advising students not to return to campus immediately after spring break. Residence halls will close temporarily. Exceptions will be made for students with alternative housing options. EKU housing will provide additional information.Online…

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons Governor Andy Beshear has suspended visitor access at state prisons as a further step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many county jails are following the governor’s lead and limiting visits for the near future.Big Sandy Regional Detention Center is among those suspending all visitation. The jail will…

Feeding The Hungry In Eastern Kentucky

Feeding The Hungry In Eastern Kentucky A food drive to help organizations feed the hungry in Appalachia is planned next month.Kentucky Power said in a statement that it has partnered local businesses and agencies to hold Power Up the Pantry for a second time. Last year, the event collected 7.5 tons (6.8 metric tons)…

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged churches across the state to cancel worship services to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus.Recommending cancellation of church services this week is a “big step” and “some won’t agree with it,” Beshear acknowledged.The governor announced other steps to try to…

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward

Veteran’s Nursing Home Moves Forward A nearly decadelong effort to build a military veterans’ nursing home in south central Kentucky reached another milestone Tuesday when Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation to provide $2.5 million to fund design and preconstruction costs.The governor was joined by a group of lawmakers and veterans at the statehouse signing…