Special Olympics Fundraiser

Special Olympics Fundraiser The first Kentucky State Police (KSP) “Cover the Cruiser” event raised more than $16,000 dollars to support Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY).KSP posts across the state parked their cruisers at designated locations and encouraged the public to cover the cruisers with stickers.Each sticker represented a donation towards SOKY.The “Cover the Cruiser”…

New Dollar General Stores

New Dollar General Stores Dollar General Corp. plans to open two new distribution centers that are expected to employ more than 360 people in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The retailer’s plans include adding a warehouse in Walton in northern Kentucky and a cold storage facility in Bowling Green in south-central Kentucky, the governor said…

Auditing Tourism Money

Auditing Tourism Money Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released an audit Thursday morning raising concerns about the spending of some tourism money by the city of Salyersville.The audit found the city provided limited oversight of payments from the tourism account to contractors, including duplicate payments made to Mayor Pete Shepherd’s son and the Magoffin-Salyersville…

Thoroughbred Education

Thoroughbred Education A public school system in Kentucky has partnered with the state’s thoroughbred industry to provide students with career opportunities, and experience learning on farms.Nearly two dozen thoroughbred businesses have pledged more than $300,000 for the three-year agreement announced Tuesday, said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. The program targets middle and…

KY COVID-19 Cases Shrinking

KY COVID-19 Cases Shrinking Kentucky reported 546 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, down from the previous day as the governor suggested the daily downturn is another sign his mask mandate is working.Total statewide cases from Monday to Wednesday this week were down by about 100 from the cumulative number during the same period last week,…

McConnell Is Ahead

McConnell Is Ahead A public poll on Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race recently released shows former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath significantly trailing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell three months before Election Day.The poll, conducted online by Morning Consult, found McConnell ahead by 17 percentage points (53%-36%) – a margin larger than his victory…

KY First Lady Mask Program

KY First Lady Mask Program Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear launched a new program during the daily news conference of Tuesday called ‘Coverings for Kids.’It is a program to allow Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to school districts.Britainy Beshear, First Lady, says the program will begin August 11th. Source: MG News …

Trump Leading In KY

Trump Leading In KY New polling just out suggests President Donald Trump should once again collect Kentucky’s eight electoral votes in his November bid for re-election.Independent research firm Morning Consult surveyed nearly 800 likely voters over a recent 10-day period, showing Trump well ahead of Democratic challenger Joe Biden, 59 percent to 35 percent,…

Walmart Settlement

Walmart Settlement One of America’s largest retailers will pay out a $20 million settlement after allegations of hiring discrimination against women.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that the discrimination happened at Walmart’s 44 distribution centers across the country, including the one in Laurel County. The original complaint in the…

Kentucky State University Back-To-School

Kentucky State University Back-To-School Kentucky State University is offering in-person or remote classes this fall, depending on each student’s choice.Students will be able to have online classes while living in residence halls, off-campus or at home. They also can choose a hybrid arrangement with face-to-face classes and reduced classroom size while attending class in…