Feeding Laurel County Kids

Feeding Laurel County Kids It’s estimated one in five Kentucky children struggle with hunger. That is almost 120,000 kids across the commonwealth who don’t have a secure source of food.In Laurel County, UnitedHealthCare is partnering up with former Kentucky football star and current Miami Dolphins player Lynn Bowden, Jr. to feed hungry students.Paper bags…

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed Officials say one of Kentucky’s few remaining covered bridges has been destroyed in a blaze.News outlets cited a statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in reporting that the 150-year-old Mt. Zion Covered Bridge caught fire Tuesday night.The Kentucky Tourism website says it was one of 13 covered bridges remaining…

Federal Flood Assistance

Federal Flood Assistance Gov. Beshear’s senior advisor Rocky Adkins announced that the Beshear administration will be asking the Biden administration for a Federal Emergency Declaration for both the recent flooding and the ice storms that preceded it. Adkins also said the governor’s office will be seeking individual assistance from the federal government.“We’ve had more…

University Of KY In-Person Graduation

University Of KY In-Person Graduation The University of Kentucky has announced plans for in-person graduation ceremonies with an email being sent to students this week.According to a letter from President Eli Capilouto, the ceremonies will take place over the weekend of Friday May 14- Sunday, May 16 at Rupp Arena. Capilouto says the exact…

Federal Drug Indictments In KY

Federal Drug Indictments In KY A federal grand jury has indicted eight Tennessee doctors, a nurse and two Kentucky residents in a drug conspiracy case.The Lexington Herald-Leader cited court documents that say Robert Taylor faces the most charges in the indictment filed last week in federal court in Kentucky.His charges include conspiracy to illegally…

KY Getting Federal Relief

KY Getting Federal Relief Kentucky’s budget director says state government is forecast to eventually receive about $2.4 billion from the latest round of federal pandemic relief.The state’s share gives lawmakers more funding opportunities but little time to incorporate any of it into the state budget for the coming year starting July 1st. Budget director…

KY Burn Danger

KY Burn Danger The Kentucky Division of Forestry has a message for people who are considering burning trash or debris right now: Don’t. Officials posted on their Facebook page the fire danger continues to stay in the extreme category, especially in Eastern Kentucky, due to our long stretch of dry and warm weather. …

Red Cross Provides Local Flood Relief

Red Cross Provides Local Flood Relief The Red Cross is providing a helping hand during flood relief. In the latest update the Red Cross has provided shelter for 339 people after thousands of homes across the state were submerged by water.48 Kentucky counties declared a state of emergency and more than 4,200 meals and…

KY Roads In America’s Byways Collection

KY Roads In America’s Byways Collection Two scenic roads in Kentucky are being included in the America’s Byways collection, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The roads are a 15 1/2-mile stretch of Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford and Fayette counties and Kentucky’s Great River Road along the Mississippi River through Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton counties,…

Summer Nursing Education Programs

Summer Nursing Education Programs During a School Nurse End of the Year Webcast on March 1, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) encouraged school health providers to prepare to offer services to students during the summer.Many schools are considering whether to offer summer education programs to address potential learning loss due to the extended…