More Qualified Kentuckians For A Vaccine

More Qualified Kentuckians For A Vaccine In just under three months, more than 910,000 Kentuckians have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.“It’s tremendous progress in a short time,” Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said.Progress that is speeding up daily, and now expanding to more Kentuckians who have underlying conditions that could make a battle with…

Flood Clean Up Health Concerns

Flood Clean Up Health Concerns As people continue to clean up from the damage left behind by recent floodwaters health officials encourage people to take precautions to stay healthy and safe.Scott Lockard, Kentucky River District Public Health Director, says there are many steps to consider when protecting you and your family including paying attention…

Crossing KY School District Lines

Crossing KY School District Lines Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced legislation to make it easier for students to cross district lines and let them tap into funding pools for school expenses.The measure looks to be gaining momentum in the closing days of the session. It cleared a House committee Thursday, sending it to…

Stimulus Payments Coming In Days

Stimulus Payments Coming In Days The White House says the $1,400 direct payments for most Americans funded by the American Rescue Plan will start showing up in bank accounts as early as this weekend.Press secretary Jen Psaki says the government will make the first direct deposits this weekend. She says payments will continue throughout…

Expanding Vaccine Coverage

Expanding Vaccine Coverage Dr. Stack says the lists are broken down as conditions that are at increased risk of severe COVID illness such as cancer, heart disease, and obesity and conditions that might cause severe illness.“We are now expanding the medical eligibility to include both of those lists. For example, type 2 diabetes is…

KY Open Records Law

KY Open Records Law Kentucky lawmakers have made changes to a bill denounced by many media outlets as an attempt to weaken the open records law.A Senate committee advanced the measure Wednesday.The panel loosened residency requirements needed to make records requests. Another change allows continued access to Kentucky records by out-of-state media organizations. But…

Feeding Laurel County Kids

Feeding Laurel County Kids It’s estimated one in five Kentucky children struggle with hunger. That is almost 120,000 kids across the commonwealth who don’t have a secure source of food.In Laurel County, UnitedHealthCare is partnering up with former Kentucky football star and current Miami Dolphins player Lynn Bowden, Jr. to feed hungry students.Paper bags…

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed

KY Covered Bridge Destroyed Officials say one of Kentucky’s few remaining covered bridges has been destroyed in a blaze.News outlets cited a statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in reporting that the 150-year-old Mt. Zion Covered Bridge caught fire Tuesday night.The Kentucky Tourism website says it was one of 13 covered bridges remaining…

Federal Flood Assistance

Federal Flood Assistance Gov. Beshear’s senior advisor Rocky Adkins announced that the Beshear administration will be asking the Biden administration for a Federal Emergency Declaration for both the recent flooding and the ice storms that preceded it. Adkins also said the governor’s office will be seeking individual assistance from the federal government.“We’ve had more…