Perry County Reports 16th Case of COVID-19

Perry County Reports 16th Case of COVID-19 Kentucky River District Health Department Director Scott Lockard on Friday confirmed another case of COVID-19 in Perry County, bringing the county’s total to 16. He said the new case is a 55-year-old woman who works at the Cornettsville post office. She is in the hospital- her condition…

Public Pools Should Remain Closed For Now

Public Pools Should Remain Closed For Now Public pools should stay closed at least through early summer, Dr. Steven Stack, the state’s public health commissioner, said Thursday. Explaining his reasoning, Stack mentioned the inability to maintain the social distancing guidelines needed to help contain the virus .“There’s just almost no way you can put…

KY Revenue Deficit

KY Revenue Deficit A report says Kentucky’s state government faces a revenue deficit that could approach $500 million in the current fiscal year.The report details the impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy and revenue collections.It says the nosedive in Kentucky’s revenue collections is expected to continue into the first half of…

Meat Prices Increase

Meat Prices Increase Food City’s President and CEO says meat prices are up and likely will continue to increase because of a reduction in supply and an increase in demand.The Abingdon, Virginia-based grocery store chain confirmed Thursday during a news conference that prices are up on certain meat items 25-30 percent, and those prices…

Rejoice 2020

Rejoice 2020 Rejoice 2020 is a FREE – Southern Gospel LIVE Experience being presented by Mountain Gospel. Called Sharing Hope In Hard Times will feature Mark Bishop, the Primitive Quartet, 11th Hour, and more! Each evening of May 5-8 we are bringing you encouragement and uplift directly to your living room via Facebook LIVE…

KY Court Of Appeals Swearing-In

KY Court Of Appeals Swearing-In The newest member of the Kentucky Court of Appeals will be sworn in by video link with the event available online for the public to watch.J. Christopher McNeill was appointed last week to serve from the westernmost district of 24 counties. McNeill succeeds Justice Christopher Shea Nickell, who was…

Latest Unemployment Numbers

Latest Unemployment Numbers Nearly 91,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, down from the prior week but a grim reminder that the coronavirus continues to inflict economic damage even as the governor rolls out plans to gradually kick start commerce.The ranks of laid-off Kentucky workers seeking jobless assistance in the past six…

KY Air National Guard Flyover

KY Air National Guard Flyover The Kentucky Air National Guard plans to honor healthcare workers and first responders by performing a flyover across much of the state.Pilots will present a two-ship C-130 flyover on Friday that begins in Louisville and travels to Frankfort, Lexington, Pikeville, Bowling Green and Owensboro before heading back to Louisville,…

Household Poisonings

Household Poisonings Officials say people are getting poisoned by household disinfectants as they try to fight COVID-19.In March, the Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital saw a 30 percent increase in overall exposure calls related to disinfectants. That spike includes a 56 percent increase in poisonings from household cleaners and a 30…

Fatal Amish Crash

Fatal Amish Crash Authorities in Kentucky said four children died and one is missing after a buggy carrying an Amish family was swept away in a current while attempting to cross a low water bridge.Six people were in the horse and buggy that overturned on Wednesday in Bath County, Kentucky State Police said in…