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…

An IRS Recommendation

An IRS Recommendation People who don’t normally file a tax return, but receive Social Security, Railroad Retirement, Supplemental Security Income or Veterans Affairs benefits are facing a Wednesday deadline.Anyone who gets those benefits and wants to use the non-filers tool on the IRS website to add dependent children under age 17 must submit by…

Voter Registration Down In KY

Voter Registration Down In KY Voter registration in Kentucky is down as of March.Secretary of State Michael Adams announced the Commonwealth saw a flatline in voter registration for the month of March.The state held more than three million registrants, which is a 0.01 percent increase since the end of February. Source: MG…

University Of Kentucky Faces Cutbacks

University Of Kentucky Faces Cutbacks The ongoing effects of the coronavirus on the economy are leading to budget cuts, including furloughs and layoffs, at the University of Kentucky.On Tuesday, officials announced the university is facing a $70 million deficit for next year. Most of that amount, about $40 million, is the projected decline in…

Daily COVID-19 Update For KY

Daily COVID-19 Update For KY Tuesday’s coronavirus update from Governor Andy Beshear came one day after Kentucky passed the 3,000-case mark.177 new cases were reported in the commonwealth. Since the state’s first reported novel coronavirus infection, 3,192 Kentuckians have tested positive.Seventeen new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 171.Thirteen of…

KY Supreme Court Goes Virtual

KY Supreme Court Goes Virtual The Kentucky Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments remotely this week for the first time.The case is a family law appeal from Oldham County, and arguments will be delivered by videoconference, the court said in a news release.Justices are not meeting in person to observe social distancing during…

KY Schools Remain On Non-Traditional Instruction

KY Schools Remain On Non-Traditional Instruction During a call with all superintendents, Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown announced schools will remain on NTI or non-traditional instruction for the rest of the year.”It’s also following the White Houses guidance. As you remember we have to hit, we call them benchmarks, but prerequisites before even…

EKU Celebrates Virtual Graduation

EKU Celebrates Virtual Graduation A Facebook post from Eastern Kentucky University says that even though the semester did not go as planned, they still want to celebrate graduating seniors.They are holding a virtual graduation on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m.Seniors are asked to submit a picture for the ceremony by May 1. …