New Nearby Cases Of COVID-19

New Nearby Cases Of COVID-19 The Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in both Jackson and Clay Counties on Sunday.The Clay County patient is a woman who is currently hospitalized.Jackson County has two new cases, a 54-year-old woman and a 36-year-old woman.Nurses from the Clay County Health Department and the…

Kentucky State Parks to Reopen June 1st

Kentucky State Parks to Reopen June 1st State parks will start reopening soon as Kentucky continues to ease restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. The parks will reopen June 1 in an effort to revive tourism revenue, Beshear said at his daily briefing. People can make park reservations starting May…

Magoffin County Reports First COVID-19 Case

Magoffin County Reports First COVID-19 Case It took a while, but Magoffin County officials announced the county’s first positive case of COVID-19 on Friday. County Health Department Public Health Director Pete Shepherd said the positive case is a 60-year-old man who is hospitalized, though not in critical condition. So far in Magoffin County, 405…

Corvette Plant To Reopen In KY

Corvette Plant To Reopen In KY General Motors will begin reopening its Corvette plant in Kentucky on May 26, a company spokesman said.The restart at the Bowling Green plant will be gradual and will focus on new worker safety protocols that were put into place due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the company’s…

KY Court System Has Cutbacks

KY Court System Has Cutbacks Kentucky’s court system will impose a statewide hiring freeze and suspend out-of-state travel to reduce expenses as the coronavirus drives down revenues, the state’s chief justice said.Cost cutting across the judicial branch is aimed at mitigating possible furloughs and layoffs in coming months, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr.…

Lifting Restrictions

Lifting Restrictions Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will lift its restrictions on travel and small gatherings ahead of Memorial Day weekend.Beginning May 22, people can get together in gatherings of 10 or fewer. The governor made the announcement at his daily briefing Thursday.The previous date for resuming such gatherings had been May 25. He…

KY Receives Energy Grants

KY Receives Energy Grants Grants from the U.S. Department of Energy have been awarded to nine projects in Kentucky, state officials said.The projects aim to support education, reduce the energy burden in poor communities and improve energy security, Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman said Wednesday in a statement.The…

KY Unemployment Numbers Update

KY Unemployment Numbers Update Nearly 70,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to inflict economic damage even as the state gradually reboots its economy.The number of laid-off Kentucky workers seeking jobless assistance in the past eight weeks approached 750,000 – more than one-third of the state’s civilian…

More Federal Assistance Needed

More Federal Assistance Needed Kentucky has enough in its unemployment insurance trust fund until summer to meet the unprecedented demand for benefits but will eventually need a cash infusion, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday in urging another round of federal assistance to states. Source: MG News Return to News