Fancy Farm Picnic Cancelled

Fancy Farm Picnic Cancelled Kentucky’s premiere political event – the campaign speeches before raucous partisans at the Fancy Farm picnic – will be silenced this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.This year’s 140th picnic has been scaled back and the Aug. 1 political speeches were canceled, according to the event’s organizers in the Graves County…

Voting Results

Voting Results Progressive candidate Charles Booker pulled ahead of Amy McGrath on Thursday in his bid for an upset in Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary, but most votes had yet to be counted.Booker led by fewer than 3,000 votes as of Thursday afternoon, based in part on a dominating showing so far in his…

Myrtle Beach Travellers

Myrtle Beach Travellers The Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an advisory for those who have traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina recently.The guidance follows a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases that began after Myrtle Beach started their reopening phase on May 15 causing a spike in case.The state noticed a couple…

Chuck E. Cheese Files For Bankruptcy

Chuck E. Cheese Files For Bankruptcy Chuck E Cheese, the restaurant chain that became a Mecca for children is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.Parent company CEC Entertainment has reopened 266 of its 612 company-operated Chuck E Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants.It did not elaborate on how willing parents are to again host…

KY AG Joins Anti-Defund Police Movement

KY AG Joins Anti-Defund Police Movement Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a 17-state coalition in sending a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and Congressional leadership condemning the “Defund the Police” movement and supporting the law-enforcement community in order to strengthen trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. In the…

Farm Technology For KY

Farm Technology For KY Gov. Andy Beshear has announced an international agreement with the Dutch government and other international partners to promote farm technology in Kentucky.The agreement was initiated by AppHarvest and involves other companies that Beshear said are “reimagining the future of farming.” It follows up on a campaign pledge the Democratic governor…

Hazard Schools Prepare To Reopen

Hazard Schools Prepare To Reopen Hazard Independent Schools released the first draft of their reopening plans for the fall in a Facebook live.Drafted by a healthy at schools team including people throughout the school system and health professionals.Sondra Combs, Superintendent of Hazard Independent Schools, says they are excited to get back into the classroom.Other…

Roundup Chemical Case

Roundup Chemical Case Bayer says that it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle litigation over the weedkiller Roundup, which has faced thousands of lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.Bayer said it was also paying up to $1.22 billion to settle two additional areas of intense litigation, one involving toxic chemical PCB in…

Hazard Veteran’s Employee Tests Positive

Hazard Veteran’s Employee Tests Positive Officials have confirmed that another employee of the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard has tested positive for COVID-19.The positive result comes from testing done last week per Governor Beshear’s request to test at long term care facilities.This employee is the second at the center to test positive overall.The…

NYC Marathon Cancelled

NYC Marathon Cancelled The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and…