COVID-19 Death In KY

COVID-19 Death In KY Officials with the Cumberland Valley Health Department confirm a Clay County woman has died due to complications from COVID-19.Not many details were released, but we do know the patient was a 69 year old woman who had underlying health conditions.Clay County has had six positive cases so far. Three of…

Education Commissioner Discussion

Education Commissioner Discussion The Kentucky Board of Education plans to hold a virtual meeting to discuss applicants for education commissioner.The board plans a video teleconference on June 4 to review and discuss applications in a closed session, a statement from the Department of Education said. An open session will follow, which could include discussion…

Kids And Hot Cars

Kids And Hot Cars Kentucky State Police are working to bring attention to the problem of children being left behind in hot cars.The police cite information from the National Safety Council that shows 52 children died last year of vehicular heatstroke, including two in Kentucky. Sgt. Josh Lawson says never leave a child unattended…

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions

Governor Beshear Defends COVID-19 Decisions Gov. Andy Beshear has forcefully defended his coronavirus-related restrictions, saying they spared Kentucky from a more devastating outbreak and now have the state primed to move ahead with business reopenings.The Democratic governor said his “drastic and significant” actions of recent months to contain the virus worked, putting Kentucky in…

Insurance Companies Awarded Contracts

Insurance Companies Awarded Contracts Five insurance companies were awarded contracts worth nearly $8 billion a year to manage most of Kentucky’s Medicaid business, Gov. Andy Beshear made the recent announcement.Landing the contracts were Aetna, Humana, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare, Beshear said. About 1.4 million people in Kentucky receive health coverage through Medicaid.The Democratic…

Mining Company Buyout

Mining Company Buyout A mining company with operations in several counties in our coverage area now has a new owner.Seven Energy, based in the country of Liechtenstein, has acquired Lexington based Blackhawk Energy, LLC.According to a news release, Seven currently owns coal mining and power generation assets in the Czech Republic, in the United…

New Road Names

New Road Names If you travel on U.S. 421 and KY 11 in Clay County, you will come across new roadside signs honoring the accomplishments and individuals who have improved the lives of Kentuckians.The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made the announcement that the signs had been installed.U.S. 421 in Clay County will now be named:…

More KY Parks Reopening

More KY Parks Reopening More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June.Four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state’s coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. They include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Blue Licks Battlefield State…

Replace Your KY Driver License Remotely

Replace Your KY Driver License Remotely Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said people whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired between March 1 and June 30 may apply with their circuit court clerk to…

Pier One Going Out Of Business

Pier One Going Out Of Business Pier 1 Imports is officially going out of business.A court has approved its bankruptcy application.Pier 1 can now begin to shut down retail operations in about 500 stores across the country.“This is not the outcome we hoped for when we began this process, and we are deeply saddened…