ReWork EKY Program

ReWork EKY Program Eastern Kentuckians and their spouses affected by layoffs from the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive assistance through a new program. The ReWork EKY program will connect displaced workers with training or new job opportunities.The new job opportunities and training will focus on virtual, remote, online and work-from-home careers.The program is…

Rupp Arena Name Change

Rupp Arena Name Change A University of Kentucky faculty group wrote a letter to UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto asking him to consider its 10-point plan to make “an immediate impact on racial equality” at the university.The faculty of the African American & Africana Studies program wrote the letter, dated July 23. Its 10th…

COVID-19 False Positive Tests

COVID-19 False Positive Tests UK Healthcare says it has identified more than two dozen COVID-19 tests that were actually a false positive.A news release from the hospital says the issue was with a software flaw.The discovery was made on July 16 as UK lab scientists were reviewing raw data from Thermo Fisher, one of…

American Flag Vandalized In Paintsville

American Flag Vandalized In Paintsville City officials say an American flag was vandalized late Wednesday night at the Paintsville City Park by a group of teenagers.Surveillance video shows the group of teenagers in the park around 1:30 a.m.According to the Facebook post from the Paintsville Recreation Center, footage also shows the group returning to…

New Travel Limits

New Travel Limits Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced new limits on social gatherings and a travel advisory Monday as COVID-19 cases surged to new highs over the weekend.Under a new advisory announced Monday, Kentuckians who travel to nine hot spot states reporting positive testing rates equal or greater than 15% are now recommended to…

KY Schools Additional Funding

KY Schools Additional Funding As Kentucky schools brace re-opening amid COVID-19, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman has requested additional funding, saying as a former teacher she understands the burden felt by public schools.“I’m a teacher and was an assistant principal before I ran for office and we are very accustomed to hearing, ‘Here’s all these…

Mountain Pkwy Closure

Mountain Pkwy Closure The westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway have been closed indefinitely at milepost 35.8 in Powell County, just west of the Wolfe County line, due to the collapse of the roadbed beneath the pavement. This location is near the Tunnel Ridge Road underpass at the top of Slade Hill. …

Perry County Food Study

Perry County Food Study Officials with the Aetna Foundation along with the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties have selected Perry County to participate in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge.Spearheaded by Dr. Frances Hardin-Fanning, Ph.D., RN and professor at the University of Louisville, the initiative will provide a $100,000…

KY Education Virtual Town Hall

KY Education Virtual Town Hall Kentucky education officials plan to hold a virtual town hall on reopening schools.A statement from the Department of Education says the event on Thursday will focus on reviewing the major points of the state’s “Healthy at School” guidance.It is geared toward state educators and other school support staff but…

KSP’s Cover The Cruiser Event

KSP’s Cover The Cruiser Event Kentucky State Police invites the public to help “Cover the Cruiser” during the last week of July to support Special Olympics Kentucky.Each KSP post will have a cruiser parked at a designated location and encourages the public to cover the cruisers with custom Special Olympics stickers. For a minimum…