KY Unemployment Claims Unread

KY Unemployment Claims Unread More than 400,000 emails archived by the KY unemployment office were unread as of last Nov. 9, state Auditor Mike Harmon said in releasing the report. Those emails from claimants included problems needing to be resolved as well as general questions from unemployed Kentuckians, he said.“It breaks my heart to…

Beware Of Space Heaters

Beware Of Space Heaters As cold temperatures move into the area, there is concern over how some may choose to warm their homes.Officials with the Jefferson County Fire Department said their biggest concerns are space heaters and carbon monoxide poisoning.“As the temperatures drop, if you’re going to use a space heater to stay warm,…

Stimulus Payment Scammers

Stimulus Payment Scammers You may soon get another stimulus payment, but the scammers are already one step ahead trying to find ways to take your money.For some folks, the next stimulus payment is a sense of relief. Scammers know this- that’s why they’re using it as a front to get into your bank account.There…

Scholarship Money For Felons

Scholarship Money For Felons The Kentucky House Education Committee advanced a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would allow felons to use scholarship money to pursue higher education.Rep. Killian Timoney (R), who introduced House Bill 25, called the proposal a “compassion” bill. He said its goal is to eliminate barriers that prevent felons from being able…

KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping

KY COVID-19 Cases Dropping Kentucky reported its lowest daily number of new COVID-19 cases since the day after Christmas, continuing a downward trend still marred by high death counts, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.The governor reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky and 40 more virus-related deaths. The statewide rate of people testing positive…

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus

Corbin Hospital Workers Receive A Bonus This week, hospital employees who have been on those front lines will receive a little extra something. The Whitley Co. Physicians of the Kentucky Medical Association recently presented a $12,000 check to the Baptist Health Corbin Foundation.The money is a little added bonus to those who often times…

KY Animal Torture Law

KY Animal Torture Law A Kentucky lawmaker has filed legislation to make animal torture a felony under Kentucky law, inspired by a Louisville dog’s survival story.House Bill 57, introduced by Rep. Chris Freeland, would amend the current animal torture law (KRS 525.135) and upgrade the punishment for crimes involving cats and dogs to a…

Combatting Declining College Enrollment

Combatting Declining College Enrollment The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is urging education leaders to take action to combat declining college enrollment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.A statement from the council says the latest data shows undergraduate enrollment at four-year public universities declined 2.1% last fall.The Kentucky Community and Technical College System…

Court On-Line Payment Options

Court On-Line Payment Options The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts has expanded its online payment options.The office says as of last week, people who owe court costs, fines, fees or restitution on eligible cases can make full or partial payments.Previously the ePay program only allowed payment in full in prepayable cases, which is…

St. Jude Valentine’s Day

St. Jude Valentine’s Day Do you want to be someone’s Valentine?Valentine’s Day is approaching and St. Jude has made it possible for you to send a free e-card to their patients so they can feel all of the love.According to St. Jude, you can choose a card template, a pre-written note or even write…