KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

KY Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty Police have charged a woman with 44 counts of animal cruelty after finding malnourished and dead horses on a Kentucky farm, according to court records.Jacqueline Helton, 53, also faces charges of concealing diseased animals and improperly disposing of dead animals, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, citing an arrest warrant…

Tax Collections Suffer

Tax Collections Suffer Kentucky’s tax collections took a nosedive in April, when General Fund receipts dropped nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy.The state’s budget director warned Wednesday that the grim situation will continue for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends June…

KDE Cautions School Districts

KDE Cautions School Districts The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is encouraging school districts to be “flexible” when considering the start of the upcoming school year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Interim Education Commissioner Kevin Brown told superintendents that Governor Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Coleman want to ensure that both the KDE and local school…

Kentucky’s Tax Collections Suffer Shortfall

Kentucky’s Tax Collections Suffer Shortfall Kentucky’s tax collections went into a free-fall in April, when General Fund tax receipts fell nearly $433 million below collections a year ago as the coronavirus outbreak stalled much of the economy.Nearly 90 percent of the revenue decline was from individual and corporate income taxes, the state budget office…

Kentucky Community Colleges Fall Semester

Kentucky Community Colleges Fall Semester Kentucky community college students will be offered a variety of formats for classes in the fall, officials have decided.Beginning on Aug. 17, classes will be offered online, face-to-face and some will be a mixture of both, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System said in a statement. Face-to-face classes…

Laurel County Parents Court Victory

Laurel County Parents Court Victory Dozens of parents and their graduating seniors have won a victory after suing the Laurel County Board of Education and the superintendent.The parents say the original graduation plan for North and South Laurel did not let parents attend an event where seniors are given diplomas in small groups.They argue…

Rejoice 2020 Continues This Week

Rejoice 2020 Continues This Week Rejoice 2020 is a FREE – Southern Gospel LIVE Experience – presented by Mountain Gospel. Entitled Sharing Hope in Hard Times With Mark Bishop, the Primitive Quartet, 11th Hour, and more! Also special appearances from even more of your favorite groups.Each evening this week we are bringing you encouragement…

Jackson County Nursing Home Update

Jackson County Nursing Home Update Health officials at the Cumberland Valley District Health Department confirmed two more deaths at a Jackson County nursing home Tuesday.Both people – a 70-year-old woman and a 95-year-old woman – were residents at Jackson Manor in Annville.Eleven people have died since the virus was first reported at the facility.No…

COVID-19 At KY State Prison

COVID-19 At KY State Prison The number of confirmed coronavirus cases at a Kentucky state prison are expected to increase, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday.Beshear said at his daily news briefing that test results are expected Monday from the Green River Correctional Complex in Muhlenberg County.“They’re going to be pretty tough numbers to see,”…

KY Travel Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

KY Travel Ban Ruled Unconstitutional A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s restriction on travel amid the coronavirus pandemic is unconstitutional.But U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman sided with the governor on his ban of mass gatherings in a ruling issued Monday. A trio of plaintiffs who attended a church service…