KY Juvenile Justice Commissioner Fired For Cause

KY Juvenile Justice Commissioner Fired For Cause Kentucky’s juvenile justice commissioner has been fired following an investigation into alleged harassment.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports LaShana Harris was dismissed for “violating the executive branch policy statement on harassment prevention.”She was under investigation for harassment and bullying. The Personnel Cabinet released a letter from Personnel Secretary Gerina…

University Of The Cumberlands In-Person Learning

University Of The Cumberlands In-Person Learning While most of the information will be released this summer it is known the University of the Cumberlands plans to return entirely to in-person classes for the 2021 fall semester.President Larry Cockrum praised the students and employees for their resilience and persistence in the face of adversity this…

New University In Somerset

New University In Somerset In October, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck announced a new university is coming to downtown Somerset.“We can’t always loose our best and brightest to neighboring states and that starts with education. We want Somerset to be the only research institution private research institution in Kentucky,” said Keck who is also the…

KY Unemployment Problems

KY Unemployment Problems Many Kentuckians are now talking about being notified that they qualified for unemployment. The problem is, many have complained they didn’t lose their job, and someone is pretending to be them.Governor Andy Beshear Wednesday afternoon addressed mounting fraud in Kentucky’s unemployment system. He said there have been tens of thousands of…

John James Audubon State Park Restrictions

John James Audubon State Park Restrictions Boating and fishing won’t be allowed at John James Audubon State Park in western Kentucky while the lake is lowered for an ongoing reconstruction project, officials said.The general public will be restricted from accessing areas around the lake at the park in Henderson and the campground will remain…

Vaccine Ramp-Up

Vaccine Ramp-Up Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination program continues to ramp up, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. Some 198,447 Kentuckians received a dose of the vaccine last week, breaking a previous weekly record of about 165,000 in early March. Source: MG News Return to News

Helping Social Services Agencies

Helping Social Services Agencies Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Tuesday designed to provide relief for community social services agencies that have struggled with rising pension costs.By changing the pension formula, the bill aims to safeguard essential services offered by the quasi-governmental organizations, the governor said. Some services were at risk of cutbacks because…

Methodist Church Leader Visits Flood Damage

Methodist Church Leader Visits Flood Damage The Bishop of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Eastern Kentucky Tuesday to survey the damage left behind by the flood.“I’m here to hear those stories and to share those stories with the rest of our annual conference to know the heart of people…

Blackjewel Wants To Sell

Blackjewel Wants To Sell Blackjewel will try to sell off its Kentucky coal mines according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.The company went bankrupt in 2019 leaving hundreds of miners unpaid for weeks.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Blackjewel reached a new agreement in bankruptcy court.The company has 170 permits in Kentucky to sell. This could leave the…

Still Testing For COVID-19

Still Testing For COVID-19 Despite nearly 1.2 million Kentuckians getting vaccinated, and eligibility expanding Monday, health officials are still pushing for people to get tested for COVID-19. They say this is especially true for anyone who traveled for Spring Break.Testing is still being offered at Kroger Field. Wild Health recently stocked up on testing…