KY Receives HHS Money

KY Receives HHS Money In addition,U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced Kentucky will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for Community Health Centers (CHCs) to combat the coronavirus in the Commonwealth Source: MG News Return…

Economic Stimulus Bill Passes

Economic Stimulus Bill Passes The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early today on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended…

Beshear Makes Plea To Kentuckians

Beshear Makes Plea To Kentuckians Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentucky residents to donate to a new fund to assist people suffering financial setbacks from the coronavirus and to report instances when social distancing practices needed to help contain the illness aren’t being followed. The new statewide outreach campaigns were unveiled Monday as the…

Amazon Closes KY Warehouse

Amazon Closes KY Warehouse Amazon has temporarily closed a Kentucky warehouse after an unspecified number of workers tested positive for the coronavirus.The online retailer said Tuesday that the warehouse at Shepherdsville was undergoing “additional sanitization.”“We are supporting the individuals who are now in quarantine and recovering,” the company said in a statement. “We are…

Blood Donations Needed

Blood Donations Needed The Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging healthy individuals to donate in order to prevent shortages in the more than 70 hospitals across the commonwealth served by KBC.They report that an “unprecedented” number of blood drives over the coming weeks have been canceled amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, leading to…

KY Health Department Update Message

KY Health Department Update Message Throughout the past few days, Eastern Kentucky has seen COVID-19 cases climb.It started with two cases in Pulaski County, then two cases in Breathitt and Monday a case in Martin County.Officials continue to warn this is just the beginning.”The next two weeks are extremely critical and if I can…

Breathitt County Has Second COVID-19 Case

Breathitt County Has Second COVID-19 Case Governor Andy Beshear was in Frankfort Monday night with the latest update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.The governor announced 21 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 124 as of 5 p.m. Monday. This includes Breathitt County’s second coronavirus case.New layoff parameters were also announced Monday night. Any…

KY Lawmakers Approve Real-ID Bill

KY Lawmakers Approve Real-ID Bill Kentucky lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to require state residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.The measure cleared the Republican-controlled legislature recently. Gov. Andy Beshear has expressed concerns about the proposal sent to his desk.Beshear said he needed to review it but warned:…

Non-Essential Businesses Closing In KY

Non-Essential Businesses Closing In KY Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered nonessential retail businesses to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Beshear said the move is effective at 8 p.m. tonight and includes businesses such as entertainment, clothing, bookstores, jewelry stores and car dealerships. He said auto repair and parts shops are exempt.He said…