Hiring A Social Worker

Hiring A Social Worker Faced with a tight budget and rising demands on its 17 officer police department, the City of Alexandria in Campbell County tried something different. Instead of hiring an additional officer and taking on the added expenses of equipping that officer, the police chief at the time hired a social worker…

Cover The Cruiser

Cover The Cruiser Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.Each post will have a police cruiser parked at a designated location and encourage the public to cover it with custom Special Olympics Kentucky stickers, police said in a statement.The stickers can be…

Assessing The Upcoming Election

Assessing The Upcoming Election We are three months away from the general election and state leaders are discussing possible plans.Secretary of State Michael Adams met with lawmakers Tuesday to share his thoughts about last months primary and what he thinks should happen in November.State lawmakers are praising Adams for his collaboration with Governor Andy…

Restarting Criminal Jury Trials

Restarting Criminal Jury Trials Criminal jury trials may resume next week in Kentucky, but civil trials are still a couple of months away, the state Supreme Court said.The court also said in an administrative order that attorneys, jurors, parties, witnesses, members of the public and media must wear facial coverings during jury trials. Judges…

Purdue Pharma Limited On Election Contributions

Purdue Pharma Limited On Election Contributions A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is not allowed to contribute money to organizations aimed at the election efforts for state attorneys general.But Judge Robert Drain said the company can continue giving to some other political groups. Advocates cried foul earlier this month…

Making Golf Carts Street Legal

Making Golf Carts Street Legal One city in our region is looking to make golf carts street legal.The City of Prestonsburg has a new ordinance up for vote allowing golf carts to be operated on city streets.“It will designate some roads they can travel on so people know where to expect them,” Mayor Les…

Eastern KY School Districts Delay Reopening

Eastern KY School Districts Delay Reopening Following Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation for schools to delay in-person until the third week of August, officials with two Eastern Kentucky school districts announced they will start the new school year online.In Letcher County, Superintendent Denise Yonts posted on the district’s Facebook page saying their school board voted…

Getting Mystery Seeds

Getting Mystery Seeds Agriculture officials in multiple states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them.In Kentucky, the state agriculture department was notified that several residents received unsolicited seed packets sent by mail that appeared to have originated in China, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. The…

New KY COVID-19 Restrictions

New KY COVID-19 Restrictions Gov. Beshear announced new restrictions statewide. Starting today bars will close for two weeks. Beshear also said restaurants will need to reduce indoor seating to 25 percent. Outdoor dining will be unlimited as long as social distancing is followed.The governor also encouraged public and private schools to hold off on…

Rand Paul’s Neighbor Resentenced

Rand Paul’s Neighbor Resentenced U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s former neighbor was resentenced Monday to an extra seven months behind bars and six months in home detention for tackling and injuring the Kentucky lawmaker over a lawn care dispute.Rene Boucher originally was given a 30-day sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a member of Congress.…