Kentucky Technology Student Association

Kentucky Technology Student Association The Kentucky Technology Student Association (KYTSA) will implement sixteen new high school chapters this fall thanks to a generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman. All sixteen schools are in the southeast region of Kentucky and will receive funding to start and maintain an active KYTSA chapter. Each school will…

Legislative Special Session

Legislative Special Session Governor Andy Beshear’s call for a special session of the General Assembly recently included a call to extend Nicholas County’s state of emergency by 30 days.The wait for federal assistance continues more than a month after unprecedented flooding uprooted families and businesses. Source: MG News Return to News

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits A key unemployment benefit for millions of Americans ended Monday.An extra $300-a-week payment is expiring as some Kentuckians are still struggling to get any unemployment help.Meanwhile state unemployment benefits in Kentucky are continuing. Source: MG News Return to News

Staffing Shortages

Staffing Shortages Staffing shortages have spread to more Kentucky hospitals struggling with an influx of COVID-19 patients that worsened again Thursday as medical staffs treated records numbers of people infected by the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The state was hit with its second-highest daily wave of virus cases, fueled by the highly contagious delta…

Morehead State Remembering 9/11

Morehead State Remembering 9/11 The Morehead State University Campus Activities Board (CAB) is planning to host an event honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11.The school said in a news release that it wants to honor the significance of the day and the lives lost in the terrorist attack.The event will be held in the…

National Guard To Help

National Guard To Help Kentucky Army National Guard members from Richmond will be leaving to assist the Louisiana National Guard after Hurricane Ida.Approximately 80-100 service members will be heading to the Gulf Coast.The Kentucky Guardsmen are going to be helping with civil support, recovery and relief efforts.The unit is supposed to be in Louisiana…

Morgue Space

Morgue Space Appalachian Regional Healthcare has announced that deaths from COVID-19 have pushed its morgue at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center to the brink.A statement from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Maria Braman noted that the hospital’s morgue is now at capacity.She thanked Engle-Bowling Funeral Home in Hazard for providing space for some of the…

Honoring Hal Rogers

Honoring Hal Rogers Congressman Hal Rogers is now Kentucky’s longest serving Congressman.On Thursday, Rogers reached 14,852 days in office, surpassing late Congressman Bill Natcher by one day.A celebration was held in the state Capitol on Thursday to mark the occasion.Rogers was first elected in 1980 and is now in his 21st term in office.And…

Restricting Visitors

Restricting Visitors Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson is restricting visitors due to the current surge of COVID-19 cases.Hospital staff said visitors are not allowed in to see patients inside of the hospital. They said this also includes visitors in the emergency room along with outpatient surgeries, ancillary services, X-ray, etc.Children under 18-years-old are…

Floyd County Remembers The Fallen

Floyd County Remembers The Fallen The Floyd County Courthouse announced that it would be placing 13 flags on its front lawn to commemorate the 13 U.S. servicemen who died during the bombing of Kabul late last week.“The flags are a small gesture for a big commitment that was made on the part of our…