Malls Reopen Today

Malls Reopen Today As retail stores look to reopen today, many of you might head up to Lexington’s Fayette Mall and you can expect plenty of changes.Early on, the mall’s hours will be limited with only a handful of stores actually opting to reopen.Meanwhile, several restaurants outside and inside the mall are planning on…

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Arson A volunteer firefighter in Kentucky has been accused of deliberately setting fire to two houses.Jeffrey “Tyler” Knouse, 19, was arrested after investigators connected him to the fires that were deliberately set in April and May in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Monday. Both of…

Unemployment Claims Taxes

Unemployment Claims Taxes Billions of federal coronavirus relief dollars are going straight to Americans, but will they have to send some of that money back to Uncle Sam at tax time?First, the good news: The money in stimulus checks is tax-free and won’t count as income for government assistance programs.The bad: If you’re out…

On-Line Notary Services

On-Line Notary Services A new regulation should make it easier for Kentuckians to have legal documents notarized.Secretary of State Michael Adams issued the new rules Monday.Usually, notaries have to be in-person but with social distancing guidelines, that’s hard to do.Now, notarization can be done via video-conferencing, email, photo messaging or other technology.The Secretary of…

KY State Parks Reopening June 1

KY State Parks Reopening June 1 State parks will start reopening soon as Kentucky continues to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, says Gov. Andy Beshear.The parks will reopen June 1 in an effort to revive tourism revenue, Beshear said at his daily briefing. People can make park reservations starting May 19, he said.Visitors…

Investigating KY’s Meatpacking Industry

Investigating KY’s Meatpacking Industry Kentucky officials on Friday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the meatpacking industry after local cattle farmers complained the price they are paid for their animals is continuing to drop at the same time beef prices are skyrocketing.Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel…

Former KY First Lady And Miss America Dies

Former KY First Lady And Miss America Dies Former Kentucky First Lady, Phyllis George, died of a blood disorder at the age of 70.The Lexington Herald Leader reported George died on Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.“Phyllis was a fighter and her children have shown her incredible love during this struggle,” said…

Governor Beshear Update

Governor Beshear Update Governor Andy Beshear did not hold an official briefing on Saturday to address COVID-19 in Kentucky. However, he posted a video on his Facebook page giving a quick update on the day’s totals.244 new cases were announced bringing the total number of cases to 7,688. There were two new deaths reported…

New Nearby Cases Of COVID-19

New Nearby Cases Of COVID-19 The Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in both Jackson and Clay Counties on Sunday.The Clay County patient is a woman who is currently hospitalized.Jackson County has two new cases, a 54-year-old woman and a 36-year-old woman.Nurses from the Clay County Health Department and the…