Delayed Meeting For KY General Assembly

Delayed Meeting For KY General Assembly Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 prompted state lawmakers to delay the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly.According to a news release, the session, which was originally scheduled for March 13 and March 16, will resume March 17.“The General Assembly continues to support the efforts of Governor Beshear and Kentucky’s…

State Aircraft Transparency

State Aircraft Transparency Kentucky’s auditor called for greater transparency on use of state aircraft by elected officials as he reported that most flights taken by the former governor lacked documentation on their purpose.Most of those flights were on aircraft operated by Kentucky State Police, and under state law the purpose of those flights doesn’t…

Helping Kids In Eastern KY

Helping Kids In Eastern KY Local groups in Pikeville are preparing to hold events in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the month of April.. In Pikeville, many organizations and volunteers have worked with Pikeville’s Department for Community Based Services office and Judi’s Place for Kids –…

Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs

Federal Emergency Funds For Bridge Repairs Federal officials have released emergency funds to help repair roads and bridges damaged by flooding last month in Kentucky, officials said.Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that $2 million is available to the state.Heavy rain fell across Kentucky beginning on Feb. 3 and caused flash flooding and…

Spike In GED Sign-Ups

Spike In GED Sign-Ups Kentucky has seen a spike in the number of people signing up for GED testing after Gov. Andy Beshear announced in January the fees would be waived.The governor’s office said there has been an 81% increase in the number of signups for the testing, and a 38% increase in those…

EKU Restructures Classes

EKU Restructures Classes Eastern Kentucky University will restructure the spring semester for the week of March 16 through March 20.The university is advising students not to return to campus immediately after spring break. Residence halls will close temporarily. Exceptions will be made for students with alternative housing options. EKU housing will provide additional information.Online…

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons

Limiting Visitor Access At State Prisons Governor Andy Beshear has suspended visitor access at state prisons as a further step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many county jails are following the governor’s lead and limiting visits for the near future.Big Sandy Regional Detention Center is among those suspending all visitation. The jail will…

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services

Suggestion To Cancel Church Worship Services Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged churches across the state to cancel worship services to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus.Recommending cancellation of church services this week is a “big step” and “some won’t agree with it,” Beshear acknowledged.The governor announced other steps to try to…