In anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Supreme Court issued new amendments today that strengthen the social-distancing order that has been in place in courts statewide since March 16. The order restricts dockets, jury trials and jury service during the pandemic.

Administrative Order 2020-16, dated April 1, 2020, replaces in its entirety Administrative Order 2020-13, dated March 26, 2020. The new amendments are in effect through May 1 and provide that:

Across the country, medical professionals fighting the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get their hands on protective gear – things as basic as goggles, gloves and masks – and without federal assistance, groups of West Virginians are handmaking face masks at their own expense.

On a blistering August afternoon in Cumberland, Kentucky, David Pratt, Jr. stood in the middle of a two-lane highway, holding a sign that read “COAL MINERS AND TRUCKERS AGAINST CORPORATE AMERICA.” A few yards away, his father, David Pratt Sr., who is graying but still muscular, leaned back in a lawn chair perched precariously on the crossties of a railroad. His eyes focused on the spot where the tracks disappeared around the bend and more than $1 million worth of coal idled in train cars.


Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has announced that it will furlough approximately 1,000 of its retail employees.

The furloughs are a direct result of revenue losses related to the temporary closing of its 66 stores due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Goodwill will continue to provide furloughed employees the benefits they currently receive for as long as possible and expects to bring them back as stores reopen.


The Morehead City Council will discuss local business relief efforts during their special called meeting Thursday.

Like most government entities in the state, Morehead is looking at sustaining both businesses and services through a global pandemic.

The Council will discuss putting city funds into a grant fund for local small businesses…an idea Mayor Laura White Brown says isn’t necessary since the small business association is giving billions of dollars in forgivable disaster loans to small businesses nationwide.

The Lane Report

Expressing condolences, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that seven more Kentuckians died after becoming ill from the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and urged Kentuckians to continue to take precautions and sacrifice to stop the spread.

“Today, we lost seven Kentuckians, which is something I never thought I would have to announce,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is why we were working so hard to reduce our contacts and protect the people around us. This is a virus that comes for the most vulnerable and we have to make sure we’re protecting them.”

Morehead State University

Students from Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and their faculty coaches from the School of Business Administration (SBA) earned four first-place awards at the Entrepreneurial Coal Land Redevelopment Program (ECLRP) Regional Challenge held Thursday, March 12. 

Kentucky State Parks

The Kentucky Department of Tourism, within the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, is excited to announce the release of a series of videos dedicated to highlighting the best of the Bluegrass State.

KHEAA essay contest

Mar 31, 2020
Genuine Kentucky

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

The school must participate in the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program for a student to be eligible to enter. To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit an essay about one of these two subjects:

*How I will inspire others to do better.


Jimmys – Gotta Have It (Brown Cow)

Frank Bey – All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue)

Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp (Alligator)

Mike Zito – Rock ‘N Roll: Tribute To Chuck Berry (Ruf)

North Mississippi All Stars – Up And Rolling (New West)

Jimmy Johnson – Every Day Of Your Life (Delmark)

Robert Randolph & Family Band – Brighter Days (Provogue)

Albert Cummings – Believe (Provogue)


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