Federal Victims Of Crime Act Funding

Federal Victims Of Crime Act Funding Applications for grant funding under the federal Victims of Crime Act will be available next month, Kentucky officials said.Public agencies and nonprofit programs that provide direct services to victims such as domestic violence shelters and child advocacy centers are eligible to apply for the funding, according to a…

Electric Cooperative Scam

Electric Cooperative Scam Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are warning customers of scammers who may try to fool them into thinking their power could be shut off during the COVID-19 outbreak.The cooperatives, which together serve about a third of the state’s population, said they are seeing a surge in scammers demanding payments from customers.The scammers threaten…

Testing Available To Everyone

Testing Available To Everyone Some locations in Kentucky are offering general public testing now such as sites in Pikeville and Somerset.On Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28, Primary Care Centers in Hazard will have free testing for the general public as well.Wednesday they got the go-ahead from the governor’s office to proceed with…

Phase 1 Healthcare Services Reopening

Phase 1 Healthcare Services Reopening Governor Beshear has announced that beginning Monday, April 27th, the state will begin the process of opening back up phase 1 healthcare services and facilities.According to the Governor, these facilities will run much differently than they did prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.Health care providers can resume non-urgent/emergent health care…

Taking Time To Reopen

Taking Time To Reopen Kentucky should resist the temptation of being the fastest to reopen its coronavirus-battered economy, instead focusing on being “the smartest and the best” to prevent any follow-up spikes in infections, says Gov. Andy Beshear.Beshear and other governors are at the center of a turbulent national debate about how quickly to…

More Unemployment Filings In KY

More Unemployment Filings In KY More than 103,000 Kentuckians applied for unemployment benefits last week, raising the five-week total to about 500,000 as jobs vanish across an economy in near lockdown from the coronavirus.The number of Kentuckians filing for jobless assistance last week was down by more than 12,700 from the prior week, the…

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Arrested A Republican lawmaker who ran for Kentucky governor last year was arrested this week after a woman accused him of choking her with an ethernet cable and trying to tie her up her during a domestic dispute.State Rep. Robert Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office on charges…

Ramping Up Testing

Ramping Up Testing Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced plans Wednesday to ramp up coronavirus testing as he considers a timetable to start reopening the state’s battered economy.The governor announced that new drive-thru testing locations, in a partnership with Kroger, will open next week in the state’s two largest cities – Louisville and Lexington –…

Resist Re-Opening Too Soon

Resist Re-Opening Too Soon Kentucky should resist the temptation of being the fastest to reopen its coronavirus-battered economy, instead focusing on being “the smartest and the best” to prevent any follow-up spikes in infections, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.The governor offered those cautionary words as he reported 17 more virus-related deaths in Kentucky, raising…

Conservation Camps Cancelled

Conservation Camps Cancelled Kentucky’s summer conservation camps are being canceled this year because of the new coronavirus.The move was needed to protect campers, their families and staff, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Rich Storm said in a news release.The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources operates Camp John Currie, Camp Earl Wallace and Camp…