KY Approves Non-Traditional Teaching Waivers

KY Approves Non-Traditional Teaching Waivers The Kentucky Board of Education approved waivers that would allow all 172 Kentucky school districts to join the Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program.NTI allows education to continue even if school buildings are closed.The state typically requires districts to submit applications to participate in the NTI Program at least 120 days…

More Virus-Related Business Closures

More Virus-Related Business Closures Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday ordered the closure of theaters, gyms, hair salons and many other businesses where people gather, taking new action in a bid to contain the new coronavirus.Beshear’s order, which takes effect by 5 p.m. today, exempts a cross-section of businesses that will be allowed to…

Passing Critical Legislation In KY

Passing Critical Legislation In KY The Kentucky General Assembly started back on Tuesday amid concerns about COVID-19. Governor Andy Beshear and legislative leaders say numerous precautions are being taken as critical legislation is waiting to be passed.The capital is off-limits, only allowing critical staff. The House passed a version of the spending plan on…

Making Insulin More Affordable

Making Insulin More Affordable A state Senate panel expanded a bill aimed at making insulin more affordable for Kentuckians relying on lifesaving insulin supplies.The bill cleared the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday. It would limit out-of-pocket costs paid by many Kentuckians for insulin.The committee added language to create an insulin assistance fund…

COVID-19 Update For Kentucky

COVID-19 Update For Kentucky During the governor’s daily address on COVID-19 he announced one new confirmed case in Lyon County. This brings the total confirmed cases to 26:Jefferson: 7Fayette: 7Harrison: 6Montgomery: 2Clark: 1Nelson: 1Bourbon: 1Lyon: 1.The governor then ordered certain businesses that encourage congregating and cannot operate while also complying with social distancing rules…

KY May Primary Is Postponed

KY May Primary Is Postponed Governor Beshear has announced a postponement of the May primary election to June 23 after consulting with Secretary of State Michael Adams. Hall says that would give state officials time to prepare for an election if things aren’t yet back to normal.For most people, coronavirus causes only mild or…

KY Food Drive Extended

KY Food Drive Extended An annual Kentucky food drive is being expanded and extended to support food banks seeing an increased need due to the coronavirus.The Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy initiative traditionally runs through March 14 and seeks food and monetary donations from the legal community for Feeding Kentucky, the statewide network of food…

Dollar General Serves Seniors

Dollar General Serves Seniors Dollar General Corporation says that it is encouraging its stores to dedicate the first hour of operation in their business day to the needs of senior customers. This would allow them to make purchases and avoid potential exposure to other customers who may have COVID-19, according to company officials. Stores…

KY Democratic Party Delays Reorganization

KY Democratic Party Delays Reorganization The Kentucky Democratic Party is delaying planned reorganization efforts because of the COVID-19 outbreak.The reorganization typically takes place every four years during a presidential election and was set to begin Saturday with precinct conventions.This does not currently affect the process to elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention scheduled…