Northern KY Bridge Shutdown

Northern KY Bridge Shutdown A bridge in northern Kentucky is closed to motor vehicles until further notice due to deterioration on a load-bearing portion of the span.The problem on the 4th Street-Veterans Bridge that connects Covington and Newport was discovered during an inspection, The Kentucky Enquirer reported. No word from the KY Transportation Cabinet…

KY Unemployment Update

KY Unemployment Update Nearly 400,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks.The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday reported another round of massive layoffs in the Bluegrass State. It says 115,763 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week. That was down slightly from the prior week.Kentucky has dramatically increased the number…

Hunger Relief Charities Get Donations

Hunger Relief Charities Get Donations Three hunger-relief charities will benefit from a $500,000 donation by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation in response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.The donation is the largest single private donation made as part of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles’ Kentucky Hunger…

Kentucky Unemployment Numbers Climbing

Kentucky Unemployment Numbers Climbing Nearly 400,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks as the coronavirus caused another round of massive layoffs in the state’s battered economy.A total of 115,763 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. That was down slightly from the prior…

State School Board Appointments

State School Board Appointments The Kentucky Senate confirmed all but one of Gov. Andy Beshear’s appointments to the state school board, accepting the continuity of a new board amid the coronavirus outbreak that closed schools.The lone appointment rejected in the high-stakes vote Wednesday night was the state board’s chairman, David Karem. The former longtime…

Donation Fund For Kentuckians

Donation Fund For Kentuckians A donation fund run by the state that offers help during the coronavirus outbreak has raised nearly $2 million, with more than half coming from an Kentucky Colonels contribution.The Team Kentucky Fund has received funding from about 7,000 donors, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The fund offers financial aid for…

Protestors Want To Work

Protestors Want To Work Governor Andy Beshear managed to give his daily update on COVID-19 in Kentucky, despite loud protesting outside of the conference. The governor reported 88 new cases and seven new deaths, though the governor said those could be understated.That brings the totals to 2,291 and 122. Portions of the governor’s announcement…