Kentucky National Guard Helping With Elections

Kentucky National Guard Helping With Elections The Kentucky National Guard is preparing to assist local officials at polling locations in 38 counties on Election Day.About 280 guardsmen will provide logistical and administrative support next Tuesday, Guard officials said. They are stepping in because many poll workers and volunteers are typically in a high-risk category…

COVID-19 Surge In KY

COVID-19 Surge In KY Facing its worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began, Kentucky surged past 100,000 total COVID-19 cases Wednesday as Gov. Andy Beshear bluntly warned that people are putting themselves at risk if they fail to wear masks in public.The governor reported 1,864 new confirmed cases, pushing the statewide total past 101,000.…

Watch For Deer

Watch For Deer Drivers should watch for bucks and does along Kentucky roadways this fall, officials said.Shorter periods of daylight and cooler temperatures trigger deer breeding season, which leads to more deer-related crashes, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said Wednesday in a statement. November is usually the month that deer are most…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month As healthcare facilities across Kentucky resume scheduling routine appointments and screenings, WellCare wants to remind communities of the importance of taking care of their health. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, WellCare encourages people to begin scheduling their annual mammograms for early detection of breast cancer…

Broadband Access In Rural KY

Broadband Access In Rural KY Almost $5 million in federal loans and grants will expand broadband access to almost 2,000 homes and businesses in four counties.This investment announced Wednesday during a press conference in Somerset is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. USDA Kentucky State…

Breathitt County Fire Grant

Breathitt County Fire Grant The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that it is investing nearly $300,000 into community services in three Eastern Kentucky counties.More than $123,000 is going to Breathitt County, more than $77,000 is going to Letcher County, and more than $90,000 is going to Owsley County.The Breathitt County grant will…

Breathitt County Fatal Fire

Breathitt County Fatal Fire Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly fire in Breathitt County.Police say one person is dead after a fire in the Lost Creek community of Breathitt County.The fire happened on Monday morning. Firefighters with the Watts-Caney Fire Department responded to the home on KY-476 and found a person dead inside.…

University Of Kentucky Commencement Going Virtual

University Of Kentucky Commencement Going Virtual Another event later this year is going virtual due to the coronavirus.Officials with the University of Kentucky sent an email to students Tuesday afternoon saying the December commencement ceremonies will be held online.The Lexington Herald Leader reports students who graduated in May and August are also encouraged to…

Combatting Child Abuse

Combatting Child Abuse Kentucky Youth Advocates, Kosair Charities, and statewide partners in the Face It ® Movement jaoined Attorney General Daniel Cameron to announce Tuesday the release of a Child Abuse Prosecution Toolkit to help prosecutors with best practices and resources. Kentucky consistently ranks first in the nation for incidences of child abuse and…

Grants From Applachian Regional Commission

Grants From Applachian Regional Commission The governor has announced millions of dollars in funding, both from the Appalachian Regional Commission and from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for projects in several areas in the mountains. For instance One East Kentucky, based in Paintsville, will use more than $1 million to institute a business retention and…