Re-using A Former Jail

Re-using A Former Jail Kentucky plans to reopen and operate a privately owned prison in a strategy aimed at shifting inmates from overcrowded county jails, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.The state will lease the Floyd County facility from Tennessee-based CoreCivic but will operate it as a state prison housing male inmates, Beshear said. The…

McConnell Stresses Need For Masks

McConnell Stresses Need For Masks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stressing the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation’s economy reopens.In doing so, the Kentucky Republican walked himself into a politically charged issue.McConnell has toured hospitals this week in his home state. During the stops, he has stressed wearing masks and…

Recreation Grant For Perry County Park

Recreation Grant For Perry County Park In Perry County park there are six miles of marked trails.”Three-point two miles of those marked trails are a part of the recreation trail programs grant,” said Ben Braman, chairperson for Pathfinders of Perry County.The grant from the Recreation Trail Program is an 80/20 match, worth up to…

Kentucky’s Unemployment Figures

Kentucky’s Unemployment Figures More than 50,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, a slight increase that reflects continuing struggles in the labor market as a reopening economy tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.The 53,738 Kentuckians submitting new jobless claims was up by more than 6,410 from the prior week, the U.S.…

KY Daily COVID-19 Update

KY Daily COVID-19 Update Governor Andy Beshear giving his daily COVID-19 update. The governor has confirmed at least 380 new cases and three new deaths over the Memorial Day weekend.The governor announced 127 new cases and six new deaths in Kentucky.At least 9,077 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at…

Pineville Curfew

Pineville Curfew Following a string of recent vandalism and thefts, city officials in Pineville have ordered a curfew. Pineville Mayor Scott Madon announced the order on Facebook.The curfew goes from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. until further notice. In the post, officials say the police department will step up their patrols and people out…

KY’s Legal System Opening June 1st

KY’s Legal System Opening June 1st Kentucky’s legal system has been more or less shut down since March.But that is set to change on June 1 when courtroom proceedings and trials are set to resume.While some legal proceedings have continued, mostly over some kind of video call, in-person cases are slated to start back…

COVID-19 Outbreak At KY Nursing Home

COVID-19 Outbreak At KY Nursing Home Kentucky officials say a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home has forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals.Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander says 39 residents and 20 staff at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus. He said Tuesday that those residents…

Re-opening Daycare Centers

Re-opening Daycare Centers Kentucky plans phased reopenings of child-care centers next month in what’s seen as an important catalyst to help jump start an economy stagnated by the coronavirus outbreak.Providers caring for 10 or fewer children will be allowed to restart on June 8, says state Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander. Those…

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment Faced with a collapsed job market, Congress needs to tend to unemployment insurance funds supporting millions thrown out of work, but surging debt means there are limits to the scope of federal aid to help heal the coronavirus -damaged economy, says the Senate’s top leader Mitch Mcconnell.In his…