KY Mask Mandate

KY Mask Mandate Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday that Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 orders, including the mask mandate, are still legal and in effect despite lawmakers’ passage of House Joint Resolution 77.HJR77 ends all executive orders, administrative regulations, or other directives from the governor. The resolution would also “prohibit the Governor…

Flooding Funding

Flooding Funding While funding from a federal disaster declaration would be the help many Kentucky communities need to rebuild, it could be a while before any of them see that money, when they need immediate help.For six weeks, every day has been about getting Beattyville back on its feet.“The flood came and washed everything…

Rowan County Roundabout

Rowan County Roundabout Roughly 4,000 cars pass through the intersection at routes 60 and 801 in Rowan County every day. Soon, it’ll be replaced with a mini roundabout, designed to enhance safety and traffic flow.“We’re looking at a way to reduce the severity of crashes that this intersection has a history of,” said Allen…

New Judge In Martin County

New Judge In Martin County A new judge-executive has been appointed in Martin County.Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Victor Slone to the county’s top spot.He replaces Judge William Davis who resigned at the end of March.Slone is a familiar face to people in Martin County. At the time of his appointment, he was…

Prescribed Burn Today

Prescribed Burn Today The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn in Scott and Wise counties today. Officials say the 1,603-acre prescribed burn unit is located about two miles from north Dungannon and adjacent to State Route 664 and Forest Road 700. Ramey Branch Creek and Little Stony Creek are also adjacent…

KY Child Abuse Statistics

KY Child Abuse Statistics Out of every 1,000 kids in Kentucky, 20 of them have had some experience with abuse and neglect, according to national data. The recent report shows numbers from 2019.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kentucky outranks the nation in child abuse cases for the third year…

Stopping Unemployment Fraud

Stopping Unemployment Fraud Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Monday creating a task forced aimed at stopping unemployment fraud, as the state sees an increase in fake claims during the pandemic.A release from Beshear’s office said the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Fraud Detection and Prevention Task Force will consist of state and federal…

KY Highway Tragedy

KY Highway Tragedy Three people have died in a crash as traffic was slowing on Interstate 65 in southern Kentucky to merge for road construction, police said.A box truck operated by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia didn’t see a Nissan Altima slowed in the roadway Monday night to merge for construction at the 26…

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity An executive order by the Biden administration is targeting those lines and lines of families turning to food banks to survive.The hunger relief campaign has increased food stamps by more than $1 billion a month, expanded a produce allowance for pregnant women and children, and authorized the largest children’s summer feeding program…

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse

Targeting Child Sexual Abuse Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a new campaign to target child sexual abuse in the commonwealth.Advocates from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Lextran were in Frankfort for the announcement.Cameron says he wants to make sure this message gets directly to Kentuckians. They’re going to be showing ads on buses…