Thoroughbred Farm Goes Virtual

Thoroughbred Farm Goes Virtual A popular thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky is reaching out to its supporters through virtual farm tours that showcase its equine retirees.Old Friends debuted the virtual tours on Monday.The series is called “Monday Mornings with Michael” and is hosted by Old Friends founder Michael Blowen. Each week, he will offer…

Small Business Loans Available Soon

Small Business Loans Available Soon Small businesses seeking loans through the government’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday.That prediction came Tuesday from senior administration officials who spoke to reporters about the details of the loan program.Companies will be able to submit applications on Friday. Because the government is…

Team Kentucky Fund

Team Kentucky Fund Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman are calling on those Kentuckians to help their neighbors through the Team Kentucky Fund.Thousands of people have lost their jobs and are seeking unemployment.“The volume of calls we received just the other day were 80,000 in one day. The next day we…

Surge In KY COVID-19 Cases

Surge In KY COVID-19 Cases Kentucky’s largest cities continue to be pounded by a surge of coronavirus infections, Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday during his COVID-19 news conference.The governor initially announced 114 new cases and six new deaths Tuesday. He later added a seventh death from Campbell County mid-conference.According to the Kentucky Department of…

KY Legislative Staff Member Tests Positive

KY Legislative Staff Member Tests Positive A staff member for the Kentucky legislature has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to an email sent to Legislative Research Commission employees.The Monday announcement by LRC director Jay Hartz came two days before lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene Wednesday to vote on a new two-year state…

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Passes

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Passes Legislation offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was signed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday.The bill was put on the fast track by lawmakers last week as the Bluegrass State deals with rising numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths linked to the…

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Still Closed

Cave-In-Rock Ferry Still Closed The Cave-in-Rock Ferry that links Kentucky and Illinois is expected to remain closed until sometime Wednesday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.The ferry closed Thursday, when floodwaters covered Kentucky 91 at the Kentucky Landing. It had been expected to reopen Monday.The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects Kentucky 91 with Illinois Route 1 across…

Dollar General Helps First Responders

Dollar General Helps First Responders Dollar General wants to help those who are helping others on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.On Monday, Dollar General began to offer a 10 percent discount to all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsman.“ Dollar General’s CEO says to receive the discount, customers will need…

Forbidding Out-Of-State Travel

Forbidding Out-Of-State Travel Laurel County announced their second case of COVID-19 around one hour after Governor Andy Beshear’s news conference.Officials say they are working to make sure that person is quarantined properly and are tracking down people who may have been in contact with that person. Meanwhile, Governor Beshear has issued an order forbidding…

Treating Food Distributors As First Responders

Treating Food Distributors As First Responders The Louisville-based United Food & Commercial Workers Local 227 is trying to get Kentucky and Indiana workers in the retail grocery, meat packing and food processing industries recognized as “first responders” during the coronavirus crisis.As workers in essential industries, their risks of exposure are increased, Caitlin Blair, Local…