Baptist Health Lexington Expands

Baptist Health Lexington Expands Baptist Health Lexington has announced plans to build a medical campus that will create hundreds of jobs in Kentucky’s second-largest city.Officials say long-term plans call for a hospital, a surgery center, 12 other buildings containing retail and medical office space and two parking garages in Lexington.Work on the $1 billion…

Presidential Scholars In KY

Presidential Scholars In KY Three Kentucky students are among the 161 high school seniors included in the Presidential Scholars.The students are recognized for accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields, the U.S. Department of Education said in a news release.The Kentucky students are Megan Rose Johnston of Boyle County High…

Pac-Man Turns 40

Pac-Man Turns 40 One of the most popular video games of all time is now 40 years old.Pac-Man debuted at a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980, and it didn’t take long for it to become a global sensation. It would hit U.S. arcades in October, and parent company Namco would sell more than…

KY Unemployment Claims Down

KY Unemployment Claims Down The number of laid-off Kentucky workers seeking assistance continued to decline last week, when about 47,000 people applied for jobless benefits as the economy shifts into more activity.The latest round of filings for jobless aid was the lowest in two months, when the surge in Kentucky’s unemployment claims was in…

Repaving Mammoth Cave Roads

Repaving Mammoth Cave Roads A project to repave Mammoth Cave National Park’s roads and parking areas has launched in Kentucky.The pavement preservation project will begin Thursday 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. …

Memorial Day Travel Woes

Memorial Day Travel Woes The coronavirus pandemic is gutting Memorial Day. Holiday travel is expected to be at a near-record low this weekend. Things are bad enough that AAA didn’t release its holiday weekend travel forecast this year.“With social distance guidelines still in process, we expect to see this year have a near-record low…

Former Pike County Sheriff Dies

Former Pike County Sheriff Dies Former Pike County Sheriff and Judge Executive Bill Deskins has died.Several officials and friends posted the news on Facebook.Deskins was county judge from 2003 to 2007 and was elected again in 2014, defeating Wayne T. Rutherford by around 600 votes.Funeral arrangements have not been announced. Source: MG…

State Courts Reopening

State Courts Reopening State courts in Kentucky will reopen for hearings on civil and criminal cases starting next month, according to a new order.The proceedings will resume June 1, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton Jr.has announced, more than two months after state courts closed due to the virus outbreak.Grand jury proceedings will…