Kentucky Guard TO NBA Draft

Kentucky Guard TO NBA Draft Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent, leaving school after a breakout season in which he was an honorable mention All-America selection by The Associated Press.Southeastern Conference coaches voted the 6-foot-3 sophomore Player of the Year after he wasn’t picked for any…

Breathitt County Holds Parade

Breathitt County Holds Parade Breathitt County held its first ever Resurrection Parade on Easter Sunday in Jackson. Over 80 vehicles participated with representatives from the city police, sheriff’s dept, state police and constable. Fire trucks from Jackson and Vancleve. People from many local churches in the county joined together for the Parade that was…

Line-Item Veto

Line-Item Veto Gov. Andy Beshear used his line-item veto authority Monday to strike limited parts of the massive state budget bills passed by Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature.The vetoes did not remove any specific appropriations, the governor’s office said in a statement. Instead, the new governor struck language that would “limit his flexibility” to respond to…

Flying Flags At Half-Staff

Flying Flags At Half-Staff Governor Andy Beshear has ordered flags to fly at half-staff for one week to honor the more than 100 Kentuckians who have died due to COVID-19.“I am ordering that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff beginning tomorrow morning and remaining that way until we get through…

Adding To The State’s Historic Register

Adding To The State’s Historic Register The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board is considering whether to recommend that five properties be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Three properties in Louisville were nominated, the statement said. The Harriet Griswold and Judge Samuel Bonner Kirby House was built in 1906 and is associated with…

KY COVID-19 Daily Update

KY COVID-19 Daily Update In his recent news conference Governor Andy Beshear brings Kentucky past two major milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic.The Kentucky Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard lists a total of 2,048 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 104 deaths.That’s an increase of 87 cases and seven new deaths from Sunday’s total.Thirty of Kentucky’s…

Police Issue Tickets At Local Churches

Police Issue Tickets At Local Churches Most Kentucky churches did not hold in-person Easter services, heeding warnings against such gatherings in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.Many celebrated the holiday Sunday at home with sermons and masses delivered online, the Courier Journal reported.But Kentucky State Police recorded license plate information on about 50 cars…

Pike County Firefighter Is Hurt

Pike County Firefighter Is Hurt A Pike County firefigher is in critical condition after being hit by a car while cleaning up storm damage.It happened Sunday night in the Marrowbone community.Marrowbone Volunteer Fire Department Chief Clinard Adkins said in a Facebook post that firefighter Jimmy Belcher was clearing a tree out of the road…

Unemployment Claims Rise

Unemployment Claims Rise The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits stayed on a record-breaking pace last week, lifting the three-week statewide total to more than 275,000 as the coronavirus pandemic causes widespread economic damage.A total of 117,135 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. It was up…

Pictorial Postmark Available

Pictorial Postmark Available U.S. Postal Service customers can obtain a pictorial postmark to commemorate the first day of issue of the contemporary boutonniere and garden corsage stamps.The postmark was designed by Norine Masterson, postmaster at New Haven, KentuckyTo obtain the postmark, submit a request postmarked no later than May 2. Include a stamped envelope…