MCConnell Decries Jobless Benefits

MCConnell Decries Jobless Benefits Sen. Mitch McConnell says Kentucky’s acceptance of extra jobless benefits is hurting back-to-work efforts as employers struggle to find help.The Senate GOP leader’s comments Wednesday were directed at the Democratic governor.Gov. Andy Beshear says the weekly $300 federal unemployment payments have contributed to surging consumer spending that benefits Kentucky businesses.…

Renovating Eastern KY Schoools

Renovating Eastern KY Schoools Jackson County Middle Schoolm is among those Governor Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday is receiving part of $127 million dollars from the Better Kentucky Plan donated to local school districts to fund construction and renovations on schools in need.“This is and always will be an education first administration, and this…

Seeking Civil Penalties From CVS

Seeking Civil Penalties From CVS Kentucky’s attorney general on Wednesday sued CVS Health, accusing its pharmacy chain of flooding the state with prescription opioids that contributed to the state’s addiction woes.Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed the lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court in Kentucky’s capital city. Cameron says the health care company played a…

KY Tourism

KY Tourism Taking a huge hit duriing the pandemic a subcommittee on economic development and tourism met Wednesday morning to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s tourism industry.Officials from tourism and parks, as well as local officials from across the commonwealth, painted a picture we all saw coming, a lot of losses…

Fighting Drug Trafficking

Fighting Drug Trafficking Senator Mitch McConnell made a stop in Owensboro this week.He discussed the county’s recent inclusion into the Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program.The program aims to decrease drug trafficking in the area.Senator McConnell was joined by community leaders, along with federal, state and law enforcement officials for the news conference.The…

University of KY Does Work For NASA

University of KY Does Work For NASA University of Kentucky researchers are working with NASA to advance key technologies for space exploration.Every few years, NASA creates Space Technology Research Institutes and UK was selected, along with a handful of other colleges, to be a part of it. Their goal is to research and improve…

AG Cameron Files Opioid Lawsuit

AG Cameron Files Opioid Lawsuit Attorney General Daniel Cameron is seeking a lawsuit to hold CVS accountable for allowing a surplus of opioids to become accessible in the midst of an opioid crisis in Kentucky.Between 2006 and 2014, CVS pharmacies in Kentucky purchased more than 151 million dosage units of oxycodone and hydrocodone from…

American History Exhibit In Eastern KY

American History Exhibit In Eastern KY A new American history exhibit from the Smithsonian is making a stop in Eastern Kentucky.The Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA) is partnering with The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program to bring the traveling Voices and Votes: Democracy in America museum to the area.The traveling exhibit shows the…