Surge In COVID-19 Cases

Surge In COVID-19 Cases Kentucky is going through yet another surge of COVID-19 cases, and rural parts of the state are no exception.On Wednesday, Rowan County hit a record high of 34 cases, according to the Gateway District Health Department’s Facebook page.That’s compared to 19 cases reported on Tuesday, and the case count in…

Veterans’ Farming Opportunities

Veterans’ Farming Opportunities A federal grant is being used to help establish and improve farming opportunities for veterans, officials said.The $746,567 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and several partners, the state agency said.Funding will be used to provide education, training and networking, that…

VFW Blanket Drive

VFW Blanket Drive The VFW post in Whitesburg is currently hosting a blanket drive that they will give to Veterans at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard and other disabled Veterans in nursing homes. An organizer says “What is really great part is it’s not only blankets that have been purchased but there’s…

Click It Or Ticket

Click It Or Ticket Police across Kentucky will be participating in a campaign to enforce the use of seat belts later this month officials said.The annual Click It or Ticket campaign will run Nov. 16-29, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety said in a statement. Motorists are reminded to use their seat…

Humana Hiring Vets In Kentucky

Humana Hiring Vets In Kentucky Health insurer Humana Inc. says it plans to hire an additional 600 military veterans and 150 military spouses in Kentucky during the next four years. Gov. Andy Beshear says Humana’s announcement is an example of how businesses can turn “our gratitude into action” by hiring veterans. The governor joined…

Thanksgiving Guidelines For Kentucky

Thanksgiving Guidelines For Kentucky Gov. Beshear released guidance in his daily COVID-19 update Tuesday to make sure that Kentuckians celebrating Thanksgiving don’t leave their doors open to the virus. It includes avoiding gatherings with people who don’t live in your household, choosing to not host or attend crowded parades, avoiding shopping in crowded areas,…

Kentucky’s AG Joins Election Lawsuit

Kentucky’s AG Joins Election Lawsuit Kentucky’s Republican attorney general joined in a lawsuit Monday challenging mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, saying what happens elsewhere in a presidential election matters to Kentuckians.Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear criticized Daniel Cameron’s involvement, saying that “not recognizing the peaceful transition of power is un-American.” Source: MG News …

Education Scholarship Campaign

Education Scholarship Campaign A new statewide campaign is promoting a scholarship program that helps adults finish their associate degrees.The new campaign announced by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office is called “Never Underestimate You!” and promotes the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship.The scholarship covers the remaining cost of tuition and fees after federal, state and campus grants…

Daniel Boone National Forest Free Entrance

Daniel Boone National Forest Free Entrance The Daniel Boone National Forest is waiving fees at most recreation and camping sites at the Kentucky forest Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day.All recreation sites except concessionaire-operated Grove Drive-In Campground will be free to the public, forest officials said. The waiver continues overnight for campers at developed…