Federal Flood Assistance

Federal Flood Assistance Gov. Beshear’s senior advisor Rocky Adkins announced that the Beshear administration will be asking the Biden administration for a Federal Emergency Declaration for both the recent flooding and the ice storms that preceded it. Adkins also said the governor’s office will be seeking individual assistance from the federal government.“We’ve had more…

University Of KY In-Person Graduation

University Of KY In-Person Graduation The University of Kentucky has announced plans for in-person graduation ceremonies with an email being sent to students this week.According to a letter from President Eli Capilouto, the ceremonies will take place over the weekend of Friday May 14- Sunday, May 16 at Rupp Arena. Capilouto says the exact…

Federal Drug Indictments In KY

Federal Drug Indictments In KY A federal grand jury has indicted eight Tennessee doctors, a nurse and two Kentucky residents in a drug conspiracy case.The Lexington Herald-Leader cited court documents that say Robert Taylor faces the most charges in the indictment filed last week in federal court in Kentucky.His charges include conspiracy to illegally…

KY Getting Federal Relief

KY Getting Federal Relief Kentucky’s budget director says state government is forecast to eventually receive about $2.4 billion from the latest round of federal pandemic relief.The state’s share gives lawmakers more funding opportunities but little time to incorporate any of it into the state budget for the coming year starting July 1st. Budget director…

KY Burn Danger

KY Burn Danger The Kentucky Division of Forestry has a message for people who are considering burning trash or debris right now: Don’t. Officials posted on their Facebook page the fire danger continues to stay in the extreme category, especially in Eastern Kentucky, due to our long stretch of dry and warm weather. …

Red Cross Provides Local Flood Relief

Red Cross Provides Local Flood Relief The Red Cross is providing a helping hand during flood relief. In the latest update the Red Cross has provided shelter for 339 people after thousands of homes across the state were submerged by water.48 Kentucky counties declared a state of emergency and more than 4,200 meals and…

KY Roads In America’s Byways Collection

KY Roads In America’s Byways Collection Two scenic roads in Kentucky are being included in the America’s Byways collection, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The roads are a 15 1/2-mile stretch of Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford and Fayette counties and Kentucky’s Great River Road along the Mississippi River through Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton counties,…

Summer Nursing Education Programs

Summer Nursing Education Programs During a School Nurse End of the Year Webcast on March 1, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) encouraged school health providers to prepare to offer services to students during the summer.Many schools are considering whether to offer summer education programs to address potential learning loss due to the extended…

Beshear’s Budget Cry

Beshear’s Budget Cry Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentucky’s lawmakers to go bold in crafting a budget.Beshear said Monday the money is available to strengthen the state’s competitiveness as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.The governor’s pitch came as top lawmakers started a final push toward putting together a one-year spending plan to…

25% Of Kentuckians Vaccinated

25% Of Kentuckians Vaccinated Gov. Andy Beshear says about one quarter of all Kentucky adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.He said at a virtual news briefing Monday that getting people vaccinated is a race against time against the virus. Kentucky reported 331 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday.That is the…