Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims

Breathitt County Extension Helping Flood Victims For the last three and a half weeks, the Breathitt County Extension Office has helped aid in flood relief throughout the county.Thursday, several agents delivered buckets full of cleaning supplies to more than 70 families.The buckets included bleach, all-purpose cleaner, paper towels, sponges, scrapers and more. …

Investigating Unemployment Fraud

Investigating Unemployment Fraud The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is among several agencies investigating unemployment fraud.“COVID has created a lot of loopholes, unfortunately, which is why we are seeing a lot of this fraud,” Lindsey Hix, the deputy director of senior protection for the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, told news outlets.Loopholes allow online transactions to…

Regional Children’s Task Force

Regional Children’s Task Force Four children have been recovered since the start of a new regional task force by the U.S. Marshals Service for the Western District of Virginia to take on cases of missing and abducted children in the region. According to news reports, the unit will not only be a response team,…

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…

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…