KY Hospital System Furloughs Workers

KY Hospital System Furloughs Workers One of the largest hospital systems in northern Kentucky furloughed a quarter of its staff Thursday in order to financially sustain its clinical operations amid the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said.St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead announced it was furloughing 300 staff members who aren’t involved in the…

KY Lawmakers Pass Stimulus Bill

KY Lawmakers Pass Stimulus Bill Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.The relief bill comes amid a dramatically shrinking economy as businesses statewide close or scale back operations and tens of thousands more Kentucky residents file for…

Court Proceedings Suspended

Court Proceedings Suspended The Kentucky Supreme Court is extending its suspension of most in-person court proceedings by another two weeks.There will be exceptions for some emergency cases.The supreme court says judges can still hold necessary hearings through phone or video.The suspension is extended to last through April 24th. Source: MG News Return…

KY’s AG Cracks Down On Price Gougers

KY’s AG Cracks Down On Price Gougers Kentucky’s Attorney General is cracking down on price gouging.Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued subpoenas Thursday to six third-party sellers.He says the sellers used Amazon to price gouge during the COVID-19 pandemic.They are accused of marking up prices on emergency and medical supplies including hand sanitizer and masks.Amazon…

U.S. Has Most COVID-19 Cases

U.S. Has Most COVID-19 Cases The human and economic toll of the lockdowns against the coronavirus mounted Thursday as India struggled to feed the multitudes, Italy shut down most of its industry, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week. The U.S. has now surpassed official Chinese government…

Krispy Kreme Helping First Responders

Krispy Kreme Helping First Responders Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.Beginning on March 30, which is National Doctors’ Day, doctors and nurses will receive a dozen of Original Glazed Donuts for free from Krispy Kreme every Monday up until the week of May 6-12, which…

Unemployment Filings Increase In KY

Unemployment Filings Increase In KY The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits surged in the past week as many businesses closed or scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.A total of 48,847 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment assistance last week, reflecting the dramatic economic disruption caused by the virus, the U.S. Labor…

Helping KY Schools During COVID-19

Helping KY Schools During COVID-19 A bill giving Kentucky’s schools the latitude to use as many nontraditional instruction days as needed in response to the coronavirus outbreak was signed by Gov. Andy Beshear this week.The proposal to give relief to school districts sped through the legislature with strong bipartisan support as lawmakers deal with…

Stopping COVID-19 Scams

Stopping COVID-19 Scams Federal and state law enforcement agencies are forming a coronavirus task force to investigate and prosecute fraud cases.The Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force will be a partnership of U.S. Attorneys, the FBI and Kentucky’s Attorney General.The task force will review and investigate credible leads of fraud associated with the coronavirus pandemic,…