Hunger Relief Charities Get Donations

Hunger Relief Charities Get Donations Three hunger-relief charities will benefit from a $500,000 donation by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation in response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.The donation is the largest single private donation made as part of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger…

Kentucky Unemployment Numbers Climbing

Kentucky Unemployment Numbers Climbing Nearly 400,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks as the coronavirus caused another round of massive layoffs in the state’s battered economy.A total of 115,763 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. That was down slightly from the prior…

State School Board Appointments

State School Board Appointments The Kentucky Senate confirmed all but one of Gov. Andy Beshear’s appointments to the state school board, accepting the continuity of a new board amid the coronavirus outbreak that closed schools.The lone appointment rejected in the high-stakes vote Wednesday night was the state board’s chairman, David Karem. The former longtime…

Donation Fund For Kentuckians

Donation Fund For Kentuckians A donation fund run by the state that offers help during the coronavirus outbreak has raised nearly $2 million, with more than half coming from an Kentucky Colonels contribution.The Team Kentucky Fund has received funding from about 7,000 donors, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The fund offers financial aid for…

Protestors Want To Work

Protestors Want To Work Governor Andy Beshear managed to give his daily update on COVID-19 in Kentucky, despite loud protesting outside of the conference. The governor reported 88 new cases and seven new deaths, though the governor said those could be understated.That brings the totals to 2,291 and 122. Portions of the governor’s announcement…

Bridge Under Repair

Bridge Under Repair The City of Prestonsburg announced Wednesday afternoon that the bridge off of KY-114, which takes drivers from US-23 to West Prestonsburg near Archer Park, is closed until further notice becasue of concrete damage.The bridge is on KY-2555. Drivers can detour using University Drive from US-23 and US-460 or by using KY-302…

Crime Victims Rights Proposal

Crime Victims Rights Proposal A proposal to add a series of crime victims’ rights to Kentucky’s Constitution was advanced to the statewide ballot during a flurry of action by state lawmakers Tuesday.The proposal seeks to guarantee, among other things, that crime victims have the right to timely notification of court proceedings, the right to…

COVID-19 Scams Warning

COVID-19 Scams Warning Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is warning people about new scams related to the coronavirus that are being aimed at Medicaid recipients.“During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers may target Medicaid beneficiaries in order to illegally bill the Medicaid program for unnecessary services and equipment related to coronavirus testing and treatment,” Cameron said…

HOKC Donates One-Million Dollars

HOKC Donates One-Million Dollars The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) announced Tuesday it is contributing $1 million to the Team Kentucky Fund, developed by Governor Andy Beshear to deliver financial aid to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.In response to the $1M contribution, Governor Beshear thanked the Colonels for their donation, adding that…

Donating Plasma

Donating Plasma Recently there has been a call for people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Kentucky to donate their plasma to help other coronavirus patients.The Kentucky Blood Center has seen more than a hundred people reach out about donating. So far they have had 123 people submit their information to be considered for…