Shortage Of Poll Workers

Shortage Of Poll Workers Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says there is a shortage of poll workers, and he wants to change that before the November election.Each voting location by law must have four poll workers, evenly split between registered Democrats and Republicans, Adams’ office said in a news release. June’s primary election…

KY Lawmaker Released From Quarantine

KY Lawmaker Released From Quarantine A Kentucky lawmaker who heads a key education committee said on Sunday that he has been released from quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.In a Twitter post, Republican state Sen. Max Wise said he was notified by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department that he met the criteria…

Job Headshots For Free

Job Headshots For Free A Louisville photographer will be joining other photographers around the world to take free professional headshots of unemployed workers at the Oxmoor Center.The nationwide project is called 10,000 Headshots and it’s offering a free 10-minute photoshoot session for people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.Just go to headshotbooker.com…

Fayette County School Reopening Plan

Fayette County School Reopening Plan Thursday the Fayette County School District will share its vision for the upcoming semester.“I am committed to getting us back to in-person instruction, but it has to be safe, responsible, and sensible,” says Fayette County board of education member Tyler Murphy. “Two months from now or three months from…

Hazard Schools Reopen Later

Hazard Schools Reopen Later Hazard Independent Schools released a statement saying they will be delaying the start day for school this fall.The board met and decided to push the start date for students until Monday, August 24 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. There will be a Facebook Live meeting…

Daniel Boone Festival Cancelled

Daniel Boone Festival Cancelled The Daniel Boone Festival Committee decided to cancel the 2020 festival that was supposed to take place October 4-10 in Barbourville.In a statement, the committee said, “Putting on a festival of this size is a huge responsibility but pales in comparison to the responsibility we have of ensuring the festival…

Education Commissioner Awarded Contract

Education Commissioner Awarded Contract Kentucky’s new education commissioner, Jason Glass, was given a four-year contract with an annual salary of $260,000 by the Board of Education.Glass’s contract begins Sept. 14. The Brandenburg, Kentucky, native has been superintendent of Colorado’s second largest school district, Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area, since 2017.He will…