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COVID-19 Scammers Caught

COVID-19 Scammers Caught

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it received a temporary restraining order against three defendants in Vietnam who are accused of operating more than 300 fake websites that exploited victims amid the pandemic.Officials said the defendants’ websites claimed to sell health and safety products that were difficult to obtain, including hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes; however, it was an elaborate scam, and victims never received any merchandise.




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COVID-19 Relief Aid For KY

COVID-19 Relief Aid For KY

On Wednesday Governor Andy Beshear awarded the Department of Local Government (DLG) an additional $6 million dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Aid.The funding will help reimburse COVID-19 related costs in Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts. He says “These funds come at a crucial time when we are looking for ways to strengthen our communities and thoughtfully provide new opportunities while continuing to keep Kentuckians safe. I am confident their guidance and this funding will help our cities and counties develop recovery plans that will help us come out of COVID-19 stronger than before.”ADD’s intends to use the funds for:Regional disaster economic recovery coordinators for the next two years,Develop an economic plan focused on pandemic recovery and resiliency.




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Voting Volunteers Needed

Voting Volunteers Needed

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams has unveiled a process for voters to apply to serve as poll workers for the November election.The Poll Worker Volunteer Portal is now available, Adams said Tuesday. The portal submits applications to each applicant’s county clerk, who then will contact the volunteer, he said.The number of poll workers in Kentucky is critically low, says Adams.The state is trying to recruit poll workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The availability of poll workers will dictate how many polling locations are available on Election Day, he said.




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Trail Ride Cancelled

Trail Ride Cancelled

In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, the Knott County Tourism Commission announced the cancellation of the annual Knott County Fall Trail Ride.The post states the festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be back in 2021.




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Boy Killed By Dogs

Boy Killed By Dogs

Kentucky State Police at the Hazard Post have announced that they believe a pack of dogs was responsible for the death of a Knott County teenager earlier this year.Troopers responded to a residence on Montgomery Creek Road in the Emmalena community on Feb. 19, after the KSP received a call shortly after 6 p.m. advising of a possible animal attack on a child. Officers and personnel with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Knott County Sheriff’s Office, Lifeguard Ambulance and Ball Creek Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene.




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WestRock Shuts Down Company

WestRock Shuts Down Company

In a WARN notice received Wednesday, WestRock announced the company is shutting down its container plant based in Somerset.The company will cease operations at the plant located at 400 Chandler Street and let go of all 24 of the plant’s employees on or around September 30.The closing of the Southern Kentucky plant will leave WestRock with five other locations in Kentucky, including facilities in Nicholasville and Lexington.




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