Purdue Pharma Limited On Election Contributions

Purdue Pharma Limited On Election Contributions A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is not allowed to contribute money to organizations aimed at the election efforts for state attorneys general.But Judge Robert Drain said the company can continue giving to some other political groups. Advocates cried foul earlier this month…

Making Golf Carts Street Legal

Making Golf Carts Street Legal One city in our region is looking to make golf carts street legal.The City of Prestonsburg has a new ordinance up for vote allowing golf carts to be operated on city streets.“It will designate some roads they can travel on so people know where to expect them,” Mayor Les…

Eastern KY School Districts Delay Reopening

Eastern KY School Districts Delay Reopening Following Governor Andy Beshear’s recommendation for schools to delay in-person until the third week of August, officials with two Eastern Kentucky school districts announced they will start the new school year online.In Letcher County, Superintendent Denise Yonts posted on the district’s Facebook page saying their school board voted…

Getting Mystery Seeds

Getting Mystery Seeds Agriculture officials in multiple states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them.In Kentucky, the state agriculture department was notified that several residents received unsolicited seed packets sent by mail that appeared to have originated in China, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. The…

New KY COVID-19 Restrictions

New KY COVID-19 Restrictions Gov. Beshear announced new restrictions statewide. Starting today bars will close for two weeks. Beshear also said restaurants will need to reduce indoor seating to 25 percent. Outdoor dining will be unlimited as long as social distancing is followed.The governor also encouraged public and private schools to hold off on…

Rand Paul’s Neighbor Resentenced

Rand Paul’s Neighbor Resentenced U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s former neighbor was resentenced Monday to an extra seven months behind bars and six months in home detention for tackling and injuring the Kentucky lawmaker over a lawn care dispute.Rene Boucher originally was given a 30-day sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a member of Congress.…

Planet Fitness Requires Masks

Planet Fitness Requires Masks One of the country’s largest gym franchises will require members and visitors to wear masks.Starting August 1, Planet Fitness will require people working out in its gyms to wear a face covering.An email to members of Planet Fitness said the chain has enhanced cleanliness policies and procedures, but wanted an…

More Unemployment Coverage For KY

More Unemployment Coverage For KY Kentucky will extend its contract with an outside company hired to help work through a backlog of unemployment claims amid the coronavirus outbreak, says Gov. Andy Beshear.The contract with Ernst & Young will be prolonged by another five weeks at a cost of $4.4 million, the governor announced.The company…

Mysterious Seeds

Mysterious Seeds On Sunday the Leslie County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook that a suspicious package from China has surfaced in the county.The post saying if you receive any package from China in which you did not order do not use the contents of the package and do not plant the seeds.It’s been reported…

Recommending More Restrictions

Recommending More Restrictions Dr. Deborah Birx, with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, spoke with reporters in Frankfort after meeting with Governor Andy Beshear and other health leaders in Kentucky about COVID-19 conditions in the state.Dr. Birx said with the rising number of COVID-19 cases, she recommends Kentucky close bars, further limit indoor dining…