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Flooding Locations In Eastern KY

Flooding Locations In Eastern KY

The National Weather Service is reporting multiple instances of flooding around Perry, Knott, Letcher, Floyd and Leslie Counties.Wilder Brand Road in Leslie County is currently closed. Some members of the KY Department of Transportation are assessing the floodwaters. Rough and Tough Road in Floyd County is also closed.




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Cutting Kentucky’s General Fund

Cutting Kentucky’s General Fund

Economic damage caused by the coronavirus will force more than $450 million in cuts to Kentucky’s General Fund, plus a potential special legislative session to downsize the Road Fund.The necessity for deep budget cuts was officially set in motion Friday when a panel of economists reduced its revenue projections for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The panel’s forecasts would result in significant shortfalls in both funds with reduced spending.




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Former KY Coach Sutton Dies

Former KY Coach Sutton Dies

Former Kentucky basketball coach Eddie Sutton died on Saturday night.He died in Tulsa after being in hospice care.His death comes less than two months after he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3.Sutton was the coach of the Wildcats from 1985-1989. He resigned after the program was accused of paying a top high school recruit.Sutton led Kentucky to the Elite Eight once during his time as head coach.




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Finding Missing Hikers

Finding Missing Hikers

Over the weekend the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team received a 911 call about a group of seven hikers lost in the northern section of the Red River Gorge.The rescue team was able to get coordinates from a mobile device of one of the hikers, and a small team was dispatched to the area.They said they followed their new protocols in the wake of COVID-19.The group of hikers were found about two and a half miles from their vehicle and were prepared for the night they spent in the backcountry.Member of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team said the area they were found has a lot of blowdowns, making navigating difficult.




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Kentucky Reports Just 141 New COVID Cases on Friday

Kentucky Reports Just 141 New COVID Cases on Friday

COVID-19 cases in Kentucky are on the decline as the state opened restaurants to in-person dining Friday.

The state reported just 141 new cases of coronavirus and five new deaths on Friday.

Gatherings of 10 or fewer people were also allowed beginning Friday. Gov Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to continue using caution, social distancing and hand-washing heading into the holiday weekend.

Restaurants were allowed to begin welcoming diners indoors Friday at 33% capacity. Outside dining is also allowed.




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Gov. Beshear to Cut $457M from General Fund Due to COVID-19

Gov. Beshear to Cut 7M from General Fund Due to COVID-19

Economic damage caused by the coronavirus will force more than $450 million in cuts to Kentucky’s General Fund, plus a potential special legislative session to downsize the Road Fund.

The necessity for deep budget cuts was officially set in motion Friday when a panel of economists reduced its revenue projections for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

The panel’s forecasts would result in significant shortfalls in both funds with reduced spending. The job of cutting about $457 million, or 4%, from the General Fund will fall to Gov. Andy Beshear.




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