Eastern KY COVID-19 Update

Eastern KY COVID-19 Update Health departments across the mountains reported new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.The Kentucky River District Health Department confirmed 17 COVID-19 cases today. Four are from Knott County with two of those being pediatric cases. One case was reported in Letcher County. The remaining 12 cases are from Perry County with six…

Relaunching KY’s Health Insurance Exchange

Relaunching KY’s Health Insurance Exchange Relaunching Kentucky’s health insurance exchange to allow people to sign up for health coverage will result in bigger savings than anticipated, Gov. Andy Beshear says.Kentuckians now using the federal site to obtain health coverage pay about $9 million to $10 million a year to the government through a surcharge…

KY Protesters Arrested

KY Protesters Arrested Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday evening after staging a protest at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home in Graymoor-Devondale, calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. Taylor was shot dead as LMPD officers served a drug warrant at her apartment back in March.Louisville Metro Police officers arrested 87 people in the…

Steel Jobs Coming To Eastern KY

Steel Jobs Coming To Eastern KY A steel processing company plans to open a facility in Kentucky that will level and cut steel for customers in the Ohio Valley region, officials said.Chicago-based Feralloy Corp. will lease a 60,000-square-foot facility on Nucor Steel Gallatin’s campus near Ghent and employ 30 workers, according to a statement…

COVID-19 Concern For Kids

COVID-19 Concern For Kids As the Commonwealth continues to see a rise in positive COVID-19 cases, state officials say they are particularly concerned with the number of children being infected.Governor Andy Beshear said Monday in his briefing that 11 out of the 277 new cases were children under the age of five with one…

Fencing The Governor’s Mansion

Fencing The Governor’s Mansion A security fence will go up around the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion in response to a spring demonstration where armed protesters gathered outside the home and then hanged Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy, the governor’s office said Tuesday.Security officials requested the fence be built after the late May protest, Beshear spokeswoman…

Preparing For School

Preparing For School With school right around the corner, questions are being asked about how in-person classes will be handled.Tuesday, members of the Kentucky Teachers Advisory Council met via zoom and laid out the guidelines for classes to resume.A prevalent set of guidelines was seen throughout the presentations focusing on social distancing, masks, handwashing…

Prestonsburg Woman Turn 111

Prestonsburg Woman Turn 111 A woman in Prestonsburg marked yet another milestone birthday over the weekend.Goldie Conn turned 111 years old. She was born in 1909 when William Howard Taft was president. She is believed to be the oldest living Kentuckian.She is a resident at the Prestonsburg Health Center. Source: MG News …

Reopening Unemployment Offices In KY

Reopening Unemployment Offices In KY A Kentucky lawmaker who has been fighting to get unemployment offices reopened across the Commonwealth has pre-filed a bill to address her efforts.State Rep. Terri Branham Clark (D-Boyd) filed the bill Tuesday.Three years ago, the Matt Bevin administration closed 31 employment offices in a restructure of the system. …

Mining Accident In Breathitt County

Mining Accident In Breathitt County One person is dead following a mining accident in eastern Kentucky.It happened a few days ago at a surface mine in the Saldee community of Breathitt County.State police say 41-year-old Dale Cassel, Jr., of West Virginia, was operating a piece of equipment when he lost control and went over…