Addressing the Working Poor

Addressing the Working Poor A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky’s public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House recently.In a state plagued by pockets of high poverty rates that can span generations, the sweeping measure aims to shift more people off public assistance and into…

Roadway Reopens

Roadway Reopens Officials with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 said KY 1165, also known as Left Fork Maces Creek Road, is now back open.Transportation officials warn drivers to still use caution on the road as it remains rough.The road started to break last week and became too dangerous to drive on. In the meantime…

Governor Beshear Taking Education Board Nominations

Governor Beshear Taking Education Board Nominations Gov. Andy Beshear is taking nominations to Kentucky university boards and other higher education boards.Vacancies will be considered during the Governor’s Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee’s next meeting.Boards include the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville boards of trustees; boards of regents at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky State,…

Speeding Up Unemployment Insurance Claims

Speeding Up Unemployment Insurance Claims Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is pledging to speed up unemployment insurance claims by improving staffing at career centers around the state.Beshear announced Wednesday that current staff have been retrained in 12 local centers to help people seeking unemployment insurance.Beshear said that has led to decreased wait times. Beshear said…

Abortion Discussion In KY

Abortion Discussion In KY A proposed ballot measure aimed at amending Kentucky’s Constitution to ensure it doesn’t offer protections for those favoring abortion rights was advanced by a House committee on Thursday.Kentucky lawmakers have moved aggressively to put pro-life conditions in place since Republicans assumed total control of the legislature in the 2017 session.…