Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting

Louisville BBQ Cook Shooting A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee’s May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville for review. Source:…

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing

University Of KY COVID-19 Student Testing The University of Kentucky has begun testing 30,000 students for COVID-19.It’s part of the school’s reopening plan.The university has multiple COVID testing sites set up across campus. The one at Kroger Field is the only drive-up site.In addition to the test, students also get a kit with a…

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY

Reduced COVID-19 Numbers In KY Kentucky reported lower numbers of new coronavirus cases Monday, but the governor braced the state for a potential increase in virus-related deaths after weeks of surging infections.Gov. Andy Beshear reported 323 additional virus cases, down significantly from daily totals posted in July – which he said turned into the…

Reviving Downtown Perry County

Reviving Downtown Perry County The Perry County Community Foundation is supplying $20,000 in grants for the city orf Hazard to use in an effort to restore downtown’s once lively atmosphere. Plans include additional parking and a desire for more restaurants and shopping outlets.Co-chair Wanda Brown remembers the days when Hazard was a weekend metropolis…

Pipeline Lawsuit Filed

Pipeline Lawsuit Filed A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line.The lawsuit filed Thursday by Danville attorney Ephraim W. Helton listed more than 80 people affected by the blast last August…

Fake Investment Scheme

Fake Investment Scheme A Kentucky man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for using fake investment schemes to bilk people out of $2.4 million.Rodney Scott Phelps, 58, of Somerset, was also ordered in federal court last week to pay restitution.Prosecutors said Phelps and a co-defendant convinced investors to pour money into…

Jobs Program In Pikeville

Jobs Program In Pikeville Two large Kentucky employers are teaming up to bring a new job-readiness training program to Eastern Kentucky.Officials with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced a partnership to launch the Reintegrating Individuals Successfully Every Day, or RISE, program in Pikeville.A news release states the program…

KY’s Unemployment Security Breach

KY’s Unemployment Security Breach Kentucky’s unemployment system was hit with another security breach, but state officials offered assurances that the recent breach posed no threat to sensitive financial information.State technology workers are trying to determine the cause of the latest breach.The problem was discovered after a claimant saw another person’s information while navigating his…

Onion Problems

Onion Problems The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people not to eat, serve, or sell onions from Thomson International, Inc., or food made with them after 396 illnesses were reported in 34 states. This includes red, white, yellow, and sweet onions.Those states include Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.One case of…

Fewer Positive Cases Of COVID-19

Fewer Positive Cases Of COVID-19 The number of positive coronavirus tests in Kentucky increased again Friday, driving the total number of cases in the state over 30,000, but Gov. Andy Beshear said the percentage of tests coming back positive declined again.The closely watched “positivity rate” fell for a third straight day to 5.43%, Beshear…