Beware Of The Brushing Scam

Beware Of The Brushing Scam The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is warning Kentuckians of a potential scam related to unsolicited packages from foreign countries.They said many Kentuckians have received packages containing masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) in the mail they didn’t order.“State officials believe this is a brushing scam where third-party sellers…

Beshear Wins Lawsuit

Beshear Wins Lawsuit A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin’s practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor’s official social media accounts.The ACLU said it reached the settlement with Beshear’s office. Beshear defeated Bevin, a Republican,…

KY School Plans

KY School Plans Kentucky’s school leaders met Thursday to discuss plans to start the new school year.Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown gave presentations in the virtual meeting. More than a dozen educators and board members discussed the concerns of kindergartners wearing face masks and how to proceed with…

Mask Mandate Extended

Mask Mandate Extended Kentucky’s governor on Thursday extended his mask-wearing requirement to combat the coronavirus and announced that the state fair will be limited to participants only.The actions come as the Bluegrass State tries to halt a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Kentucky reported 516 new virus cases Thursday and eight more virus-related deaths.Gov.…

Special Olympics Fundraiser

Special Olympics Fundraiser The first Kentucky State Police (KSP) “Cover the Cruiser” event raised more than $16,000 dollars to support Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY).KSP posts across the state parked their cruisers at designated locations and encouraged the public to cover the cruisers with stickers.Each sticker represented a donation towards SOKY.The “Cover the Cruiser”…

New Dollar General Stores

New Dollar General Stores Dollar General Corp. plans to open two new distribution centers that are expected to employ more than 360 people in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The retailer’s plans include adding a warehouse in Walton in northern Kentucky and a cold storage facility in Bowling Green in south-central Kentucky, the governor said…

Auditing Tourism Money

Auditing Tourism Money Kentucky State Auditor Mike Harmon released an audit Thursday morning raising concerns about the spending of some tourism money by the city of Salyersville.The audit found the city provided limited oversight of payments from the tourism account to contractors, including duplicate payments made to Mayor Pete Shepherd’s son and the Magoffin-Salyersville…

Thoroughbred Education

Thoroughbred Education A public school system in Kentucky has partnered with the state’s thoroughbred industry to provide students with career opportunities, and experience learning on farms.Nearly two dozen thoroughbred businesses have pledged more than $300,000 for the three-year agreement announced Tuesday, said Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk. The program targets middle and…

KY COVID-19 Cases Shrinking

KY COVID-19 Cases Shrinking Kentucky reported 546 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, down from the previous day as the governor suggested the daily downturn is another sign his mask mandate is working.Total statewide cases from Monday to Wednesday this week were down by about 100 from the cumulative number during the same period last week,…

McConnell Is Ahead

McConnell Is Ahead A public poll on Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race recently released shows former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath significantly trailing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell three months before Election Day.The poll, conducted online by Morning Consult, found McConnell ahead by 17 percentage points (53%-36%) – a margin larger than his victory…