Combatting Substance Abuse

Combatting Substance Abuse Officials with one local hospital plan to use a three-year grant to help combat opioid and substance abuse in two Eastern Kentucky counties.Baptist Health Corbin was recently awarded $1 million from the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS).In a collaborative effort, officials from the hospital have teamed up with Cumberland…

Absentee Ballot Counting

Absentee Ballot Counting Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams says election officials have received more than 320,000 requests for absentee ballots for the November election.He says that total, as of Tuesday, is about 80,000 below the number of absentee ballots requested at the same point leading up to the June primary.Adams gave the update…

Beshear Court Case

Beshear Court Case The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 orders:The governor calls them critical to saving lives, Attorney General Daniel Cameron calls them unconstitutional.No decision was made Thursday, but the Justices challenged both sides.But the big question: does the governor have the authority to issue these statewide regulations?…

University Of Kentucky Cancels Spring Break

University Of Kentucky Cancels Spring Break The University of Kentucky has revised its academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester.Important updates to the calendar include:Monday, Jan. 25: First day of classes.Monday-Thursday, May 10-13: Final examinations.The revised calendar does not include spring break.Similar to the adjustments made to the fall semester that involved the elimination…

Papa John’s Opening HQ In Atlanta

Papa John’s Opening HQ In Atlanta Louisville-based pizza giant Papa John’s announced plans to open a new global headquarters in Atlanta.Papa John’s alerted media via news release Thursday that its menu innovation, marketing, customer experience, human resources, diversity, equity and inclusion, development and communications offices will move to Atlanta.Remaining in Louisville, where John Schnatter…

Oral Arguments Begin In Beshear Case

Oral Arguments Begin In Beshear Case The Kentucky Supreme Court is preparing to hear oral arguments in the case involving Governor Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron.The case will go before the court on Thursday.The case revolves around the legality of the governor’s COVID-19 orders.AG Cameron has said his motions aren’t about public…

Ft. Campbell Soldiers To Kuwait

Ft. Campbell Soldiers To Kuwait More than 200 soldiers from Fort Campbell are deploying to Kuwait, the 101st Airborne Division announced.The 101st Division Sustainment Brigade will conduct mission command operations and provide logistical support while deployed to the U.S. Central Command area. Source: MG News Return to News

Lost Wages Money In The Mail In KY

Lost Wages Money In The Mail In KY Gov. Andy Beshear announced that the state’s application for FEMA’s Lost Wages Program, federal money to aid unemployed Kentuckians, is approved. The programmers have completed the final modifications to the unemployment insurance systems so the payment process for the Lost Wages Program (LWP) has begun.Self-certification has…

University Of Pikeville Administrator Going To Japan

University Of Pikeville Administrator Going To Japan The University of Pikeville’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Lori Werth has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to Japan.Werth will have the opportunity to learn about Japan’s education…

Breonna Taylor Family Awarded Millions

Breonna Taylor Family Awarded Millions Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday.Taylor’s death sparked months of protests…