Judge Says No To Governor’s Orders

Judge Says No To Governor’s Orders A Kentucky appeals court judge on Monday upheld lower-court rulings that blocked some of the governor’s executive orders dealing with crowd sizes amid the coronavirus outbreak.It was a setback for Gov. Andy Beshear as the state deals with rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.Judge Glenn Acree declined to overturn…

Mitch McConnell In Town

Mitch McConnell In Town Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made three stops at hospitals throughout the region on Monday.McConnell stopped at Baptist Health Corbin, St. Joseph London and Rockcastle Regional Hospital showing his appreciation for frontline healthcare workers and talking about the coronavirus aid, relief and economic security act also known as the CARES…

Selecting A New Superintendent

Selecting A New Superintendent The Kentucky Board of Education has announced that it has selected the superintendent of Colorado’s second largest school district to be Kentucky’s next education commissioner.Jason Glass will oversee Kentucky’s K-12 school system and its 650,000 students amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and rising case numbers state-wide.Glass has been serving as…

COVID-19 KY Update

COVID-19 KY Update Kentucky reported more than 450 additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, part of a troublesome trend of rising confirmed cases of the illness caused by the new coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said.Beshear said in a news release that Kentucky has had more than 19,100 cases of the virus and at least…

Governor’s Executive Power Questioned

Governor’s Executive Power Questioned The Governor’s use of executive power during the Coronavirus pandemic has been called into question with some legal challenges.”This is about public health and it shouldn’t be politicized. We are trying to keep people safe. We are trying to stay ahead of the curve here,” said Senator Morgan McGarvey of…

University Of KY Tuition Cap

University Of KY Tuition Cap The University of Kentucky plans to cap tuition and mandatory fees in the fall for all full-time students.The move was announced by UK President Eli Capilouto as a way to ensure fairness and consistency for students during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials said it should result in reduced payments for…

Lundergan Sentencing This Week

Lundergan Sentencing This Week Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation.Lundergan and a codefendant are set to be sentenced July 16 in federal court in Frankfort, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Lundergan was convicted last year…

Beshear, AG Cameron Spar Over Mask Mandate

Beshear, AG Cameron Spar Over Mask Mandate Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked a county judge to rule on the legality of the governor’s recent executive order requiring masks in public. Cameron said Friday that his office filed a motion in Scott County Circuit Court asking Judge Brian Privett if an executive order…