More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Coming To KY

More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Coming To KY As thousands of people await their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the state is planning for more doses from the federal government. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday his administration would increase the Commonwealth’s vaccine supply by 5%, part of the president’s plan to vaccinate 300…

Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Lawsuit Settlement Reached A nearly $14 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a 2018 crash that killed a Kentucky police officer.The money will go to the son of Louisville Metro Police Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht, who died on Christmas Eve in 2018 after a semitruck driven by a Metropolitan Sewer…

Graduation Rates Up In KY

Graduation Rates Up In KY Graduation and retention rates continued to increase at Kentucky’s public universities last year despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Council on Postsecondary Education.The six-year graduation rate at four-year universities was 56.4% in the 2019-20 school year, the council said Tuesday in a statement. That’s up…

Pro-Life Support

Pro-Life Support Lawmakers handed Kentucky’s pro-life attorney general new authority to regulate abortion clinics on Tuesday when they overrode the governor’s veto of the measure.The Republican-dominated legislature voted to give Attorney General Daniel Cameron the power to seek civil and criminal penalties for any violation of Kentucky’s abortion laws. In doing so, they brushed…

KY Vaccine Update

KY Vaccine Update Governor Andy Beshear did not hold a news conference Tuesday, but did announce a 5% increase in Kentucky’s vaccine supply.“The president announced that his administration is increasing our supply another 5%. Again, our challenge is supply, supply, supply. Remember, we will get a vaccine to everybody, it’s just going to take…

Driver’s License Mail-In Renewal

Driver’s License Mail-In Renewal The mail-in renewal option for driver’s licenses has been extended in Kentucky.Governor Andy Beshear’s order applies to driver’s licenses, permits and state issued IDs that expired or will expire by June 30th.Mail-in renewals can be applied for through the circuit court clerk.The mail-in option is not available for Real IDs,…

Knott County Repeat Offender

Knott County Repeat Offender A Knott County man who was released from prison last May after serving a sentence on federal drug charges could be headed back.Freddie Kennedy III, 38, of Sassafras, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in 2014 and was sentenced to four years in prison. He also served time on…

Keeping The Roads Clear

Keeping The Roads Clear This winter has brought several small snow storms to the region, this storm stretching across a few days.“We have not had huge amounts of snow but just enough to keep us on our toes,” said Perry County Emergency Management Director, Jerry Stacy.Road crews plan to continue through Tuesday.“We’ve got 10…