Legislation for Time Extension

Legislation for Time Extension Kentucky lawmakers have finished work on a proposal giving them options to extend the time they meet in session. The ballot measure would require approval by Kentucky voters.The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the House on Monday.Republican House Speaker David Osborne is a leading advocate for the change. He says it…

LTC Facilities Re-Opening for Visitors

LTC Facilities Re-Opening for Visitors Visitation has resumed at long term care facilities.In March 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear called on nursing homes to restrict visitors, but those restrictions are rolling back as the state distributes vaccinVisitation resumed Monday at some long-term care facilities in Kentucky.One year after the pandemic started, visitors were allowed back…

Booker Wants to Run Again

Booker Wants to Run Again Former Kentucky State representative Charles Booker has indicated he’s “strongly considering” running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2022.Booker previously ran for a Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate primaries back in 2020, facing off against Amy McGrath in challenging then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath won…

Helping Johnson County, KY Families

Helping Johnson County, KY Families Seeing a need to get supplies to the community, officials in Johnson County decided to do something about it.“We opened last Saturday around noon and since then, we have been able like, we have seen at least 30 families a day,” Rebecca Clay said.The Johnson County Relief Center was…

Spending Pandemic Money In KY

Spending Pandemic Money In KY Lawmakers have unveiled a state budget plan that stakes out their authority over how Kentucky spends the next infusion of federal pandemic relief.Kentucky’s government is expected to receive about $2.4 billion in federal aid. The budget bill includes language giving the GOP-led legislature “express authority” over how the money…

Hay Donations

Hay Donations Estill County Sheriff Chris Flynn said the sheriff’s office helped escort farmers through the county who were dropping off hay donations.On Saturday, those hay donations went to farmers in Estill and Lee Counties.“I would like to personally thank each and every one of you that has donated, organized, and volunteered to help…

Delegating Emergency Powers

Delegating Emergency Powers Quick action in the Kentucky House and Senate Friday affirmed Governor Beshear’s executive order last month for winter storm relief. Pikeville Senator Phillip Wheeler said the votes in both chambers Friday demonstrate the legislature can delegate emergency powers quickly and effectively.“We as the legislature will soon adjourn, but while we are…

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers declining

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers declining Kentucky is reporting less than one-thousand new cases of COVID-19 and the state’s positive test rate is less than four-percent. Governor Beshear says the declining numbers are encouraging, but we need to remain committed to public health measures. Source: MG News Return to News

UK plans return to in-person learning

UK plans return to in-person learning The University of Kentucky is planning to return to normal operations for the 2021 semester. University officials are planning on in-person instruction, and class sizes returning to similar numbers to the fall of 2019. Virtual learning will remain in place, if needed. Source: MG News …

Taunting a police officer could become a crime

Taunting a police officer could become a crime The Kentucky State Senate passed a bill that would make it a crime to taunt a police officer. Under the legislation, anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges” a law enforcement officer would be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to ninety days in jail.…