Judge Orders McCreary Co. Man to Quarantine

Judge Orders McCreary Co. Man to Quarantine A Kentucky appeals court judge has ordered a McCreary County man exposed to the coronavirus to quarantine himself and to get tested. Judge Jeff S. Taylor ordered the 27-year-old man to self-quarantine from Tuesday through Saturday. The judge also required the man to cooperate with the McCreary…

Public Transportation Receives Money

Public Transportation Receives Money The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received nearly $23 million from the federal government’s coronavirus relief package.The money will go to 17 public transit agencies around Kentucky that have been hit hard by the pandemic. It was part of the CARES Act passed in March.Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said the…

Rejoice 2020 Finale

Rejoice 2020 Finale Rejoice 2020 is a FREE – Southern Gospel LIVE Experience – presented by Mountain Gospel. Entitled Sharing Hope in Hard Times With Mark Bishop, the Primitive Quartet, 11th Hour, and more! Also special appearances from even more of your favorite groups.Each evening this week we are bringing you encouragement and uplift…

Great Smoky Mountains Re-Opens

Great Smoky Mountains Re-Opens The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is set to reopen on Saturday, becoming one of the biggest federal attractions to reopen amid the national lockdown prompted by the coronavirus crisis.The nation’s most visited national park has been closed since late March in response to the pandemic. Source: MG…

Phase 2 Re-Opening Unveiled

Phase 2 Re-Opening Unveiled Governor Andy Beshear presented the second phase of his plan to reopen Kentucky’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday.Phase 2 begins on May 22 with restaurants opening at one-third capacity. Outdoor seating is not limited, provided patrons can stay properly distanced.That does not include bars, which the governor says he…

KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty Police have charged a woman with 44 counts of animal cruelty after finding malnourished and dead horses on a Kentucky farm, according to court records.Jacqueline Helton, 53, also faces charges of concealing diseased animals and improperly disposing of dead animals, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, citing an arrest warrant…

Tax Collections Suffer

Tax Collections Suffer Kentucky’s tax collections took a nosedive in April, when General Fund receipts dropped nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy.The state’s budget director warned Wednesday that the grim situation will continue for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends June…

KDE Cautions School Districts

KDE Cautions School Districts The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is encouraging school districts to be “flexible” when considering the start of the upcoming school year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown told superintendents that Governor Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Coleman want to ensure that both the KDE and local school…

Kentucky’s Tax Collections Suffer Shortfall

Kentucky’s Tax Collections Suffer Shortfall Kentucky’s tax collections went into a free-fall in April, when General Fund tax receipts fell nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy.Nearly 90 percent of the revenue decline was from individual and corporate income taxes, the state budget office…