Reopening Schools

Reopening Schools Kentucky health and education officials are meeting today to figure out how to reopen schools safely. Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown says the meeting will be used to establish a timeline for reopening schools in the state. Brown thinks August will be when districts will be able to start classes again,…

Daycares Opening

Daycares Opening A number of in-home child care programs were able to reopen this past Monday in Kentucky, and now daycares across the state will be be able to open this coming Monday. A survey of child care providers says that 11 to 15 percent of the facilities may be closed permanently due to…

Jefferson Davis Statue

Jefferson Davis Statue The governor has asked a state commission to approve the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Capitol Rotunda. This comes a day after another statue of the Confederate president was torn down by protestors in Virginia. The statue of Davis is one of several in the Rotunda and…

KY-COVID-Update-Jun12

KY-COVID-Update-Jun12 Governor Andy Beshear has announced 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky with 9 new deaths in the state as of Thursday. To date, 11,945 Kentuckians have contracted the coronavirus, with 493 residents losing their lives to the disease. On a positive note, 3,379 people are known to have recovered from COVID-19. Testing…

KY Officials Discuss Schools Reopening

KY Officials Discuss Schools Reopening Kentucky education and health officials plan to meet Friday to discuss how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic.The Kentucky Department for Public Health is working on protocols and will meet with the leaders at the Kentucky Department of Education to “hone the guidance,” Interim Education Commissioner Kevin…

Pikeville Medical Center On Women’s Health

Pikeville Medical Center On Women’s Health Pikeville Medical Center is focused on highlighting women’s health as the pandemic contributes to a decrease in patients. According to healthcare officials, many people have been uncomfortable with keeping their routine appointments with COVID-19 concerns.One health official says the hospital is not only prepared to take on patients…

Disney Amusement Parks Reopening Soon

Disney Amusement Parks Reopening Soon Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, says the company.Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. A…

State AG Key Advisor Resigns

State AG Key Advisor Resigns Steve Pitt, a key adviser to Kentucky’s attorney general, resigned after a newspaper uncovered his role in recommending clemency for a sex offender while working for then-Gov. Matt Bevin.Pitt had served as counsel and special adviser to Attorney General Daniel Cameron since Cameron was sworn in late last year…

Kentucky State Fair Scheduled

Kentucky State Fair Scheduled Governor Andy Beshear has announced that the Kentucky State Fair’s proposal for opening this year August 20th through the 30th has been approved.The plan includes a host of changes to address concerns about the spread of COVID-19.“Dramatically different.” That’s the expectation the governor says we need to have when it…

Landmark Jewelry Stores Closing

Landmark Jewelry Stores Closing Signet Jewelers, the parent company of such brands as Zales and Jared, said it is permanently closing about 400 stores after reporting slumping sales in three-month period that ended May 2.With all of its stores closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, same-store sales at Signet Jewelers slid 38.9% in its…