womiowensboro.com

Governor Beshear says the “healthy at home” recommendation should not be misconstrued to be a “shelter in place” requirement.  During his daily coronavirus briefing Wednesday, the governor said it’s not about hunkering down, but realizing what positive activities can be done in the home.

kentucky.com

The air above Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport is much quieter than a typical April day, but this is far from a typical day. Few planes are taking off or landing at the central Kentucky airport.

wymt.com

The Kentucky General Assembly has adopted a one year state budget. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to pass an $11.3 billion budget.  A number of Senators said the great unknown about future tax dollars coming into state coffers made structuring a typical two year budget unfeasible.

Glynis Board

With cases of the coronavirus expected to spike in West Virginia in the coming weeks, the state will delay its primary election. Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement at a Wednesday virtual news conference.

The primary election had been scheduled for May 12. But with public health concerns heightened, Justice announced the primary will instead be pushed back to June 9.

Projections from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation show the coronavirus’ impact on West Virginia will peak at the beginning of May.

GSKWR

It’s that time of the year again when Girl Scout Troops start selling cookies. Unfortunately, with the coronavirus pandemic, you won’t see them set up outside grocery stores or going door to door. Samantha Morrill talked to Haleigh McGraw, Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Communications & Brand Director about how they are adjusting their approach.


usnews.com

Governor Beshear began his daily briefing Tuesday with some sobering news.  Seven new reported deaths and 114 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky.  Beshear said he hoped he wouldn’t have to make this type of report again, but added he realizes he could.

NPR

According to a Lexington attorney specializing in force majeure, the coronavirus pandemic may qualify. The clause, found in many legal contracts, allows business and individuals to break their contractual obligations due to an unforeseen event, like an act of God.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been extended through April 30. The Kentucky River Foothills Development Council is encouraging anyone who is potentially eligible or in a vulnerable household to contact them about getting help.

WFPL

  When they reconvene in Frankfort on Wednesday, Kentucky lawmakers will consider a one-year budget instead of the normal two-year plan. Legislative leaders say the change is due to uncertainty about how much revenue the state will bring in during the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic downturn.

Nearly $400,000 Raised For Team Kentucky Fund

Mar 31, 2020
wpsdlocal6.com

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman says help through state initiated fund raising to assist those citizens experiencing job loss is different than unemployment assistance. She noted it’s a philanthropic endeavor rooted in compassion for fellow citizens. 

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Mar 30, 2020
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Force majeure “non-performance” contract clauses eyed as coronavirus rattles supply chains |  200-year cement. Sound good? UK researchers are on it |  Standing up to heart disease in Eastern Kentucky | The rural "news desert" and the search for an oasis. | An online calendar for arts events off the beaten path.

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UMWA Wants More Coronavirus Protections for Coal Miners

Mar 26, 2020
Brittany Patterson

The United Mine Workers of America is asking federal regulators to set uniform, enforceable guidelines to help protect coal miners from contracting COVID-19.

In a letter dated Tuesday, March 24, UMWA President Cecil Roberts wrote to the Mine Safety and Health Administration requesting the agency issue a “safeguard” or “emergency standard” that would require coal mine operators to take actions to protect miners from the coronavirus.

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