Re-opening Daycare Centers

Re-opening Daycare Centers Kentucky plans phased reopenings of child-care centers next month in what’s seen as an important catalyst to help jump start an economy stagnated by the coronavirus outbreak.Providers caring for 10 or fewer children will be allowed to restart on June 8, says state Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander. Those…

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment

KY Senator MCConnell Speaks About Unemployment Faced with a collapsed job market, Congress needs to tend to unemployment insurance funds supporting millions thrown out of work, but surging debt means there are limits to the scope of federal aid to help heal the coronavirus -damaged economy, says the Senate’s top leader Mitch Mcconnell.In his…

Water Rescue By KY State Troopers

Water Rescue By KY State Troopers Authorities say Kentucky state troopers helped rescue two people who were trapped in high water on a rural county road.Kentucky State Police said an elderly woman and a young female became trapped in a flooded vehicle on Monday afternoon in Bell County.Police say a trooper entered into the…

Repaving Mammoth Cave National Park Areas

Repaving Mammoth Cave National Park Areas A project to repave Mammoth Cave National Park’s roads and parking areas has launched in Kentucky.The pavement preservation project has begun and continue until November, news outlets reported. During this time, visitors may experience temporary closures and short delays on roads and parking areas throughout the national park.…

Technical Parole Violations Lawsuit

Technical Parole Violations Lawsuit People are being left in jail longer than they’re supposed to for technical parole violations during a coronavirus pandemic that’s been deadly for confined populations, according to a lawsuit filed by public defenders.Attorneys for the state Department of Public Advocacy asked a judge for an injunction against the Kentucky Parole…

COVID-19 Cases Declining In KY

COVID-19 Cases Declining In KY Gov. Andy Beshear said COVID-19 cases in Kentucky are on the decline as the state opened restaurants to in-person dining Friday.“We now think that we have not just plateaued but we are actually in a decline in overall number of cases, especially when you look at the amount of…

Remembering Memorial Day In Hazard

Remembering Memorial Day In Hazard On Memorial Day, everyone collectively paused, to remember the men and women in uniform who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. One couple spent their day doing that by setting out flags across the city of Hazard.The flags waving in the wind symbolize our freedom, but is also a solemn…

Flooding Locations In Eastern KY

Flooding Locations In Eastern KY The National Weather Service is reporting multiple instances of flooding around Perry, Knott, Letcher, Floyd and Leslie Counties.Wilder Brand Road in Leslie County is currently closed. Some members of the KY Department of Transportation are assessing the floodwaters. Rough and Tough Road in Floyd County is also closed. …

Cutting Kentucky’s General Fund

Cutting Kentucky’s General Fund Economic damage caused by the coronavirus will force more than $450 million in cuts to Kentucky’s General Fund, plus a potential special legislative session to downsize the Road Fund.The necessity for deep budget cuts was officially set in motion Friday when a panel of economists reduced its revenue projections for…