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Beshear projects number of deaths based on compliance rates; plasma from recovered patients helps two critical ones; story tells risks to health workers; what are best materials to make masks?

(Story by Kentucky Health News, which is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.) Gov. Andy Beshear...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020
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KSP bolsters security at Baptist Health Corbin

Kentucky State Police have been stationed outside the entrance at Baptist Health Corbin during the COVID–19 pandemic. Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Director at the hospital, said the troopers are stationed in their vehicles in the traffic circle outside the main and emergency...

Jackson Warewashing announces layoffs due to COVID–19

From The Mountain Advocate   Jackson Warewashing will be laying off 94 employees effective Monday, April 6, 2020, according to a WARN notice Friday. The plant closed for a period of time in March to thoroughly clean it’s facilities. The layoff announcement  is the latest...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020

HOLY ROLLING: Area church hosts ‘drive-in’ service to comply with social distancing standards

What’s a church to do when social distancing restrictions are in place? The answer that Poplar Grove Baptist Church and some other local churches have come up with is having drive-in church. In the case of Poplar Grove Sunday, Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton delivered his sermon to a...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020

Op-Ed on ways to shop local during COVID-19 crisis

(Op-Ed by Tom Underwood, who is the Kentucky Director of the National Federation of Independent Business.) Congress on Friday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help small business owners and employees and others affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but this federal...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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OP-ED Coronavirus Response and American Rescue

(Op-Ed by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers) When 2020 began just three months ago, many of us hoped it would be a year of clarity – a year of new vision. The Big Blue Nation, of course, was counting on another year when the Cats would but cutting down the nets after winning a ninth...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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U.S. Attorney’s Office warns of scams related to federal stimulus payments

With federal stimulus funds soon to be dispersed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is warning taxpayers to be alert for possible scams. Officials noted that for most Americans, the funds that include $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for a married couple, and $500 for each child, will be...

Root Beer Stand institutes new rules, limited menu

The Root Beer Stand in Corbin has limited its menu and instituted other changes in an effort to limit the number of customers remaining on site to eat their food. “We ask that you please take your order with you once you receive it. You cannot dine on site,” officials with the...

Judicial center, circuit clerk’s office closed to the public through May 1

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered all judicial centers and circuit court clerk’s offices across the commonwealth to be closed to the public through May 1. Clerk’s office’s will still be open and may be reached by phone to answer questions. Proceedings such as arraignments...

SEKRI begins production on 275,000 life-saving masks

Everyone is trying to find ways to contribute to the escalating coronavirus problem in our country right now. For many, that may be simply making a decision to stay home instead of visiting friends and family in order to keep from potentially spreading the disease. For others, it...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020
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