Kentucky Cities Face Pandemic Budget Crisis

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LEXINGTON, KY – Kentucky cities are facing an estimated collective budget shortfall of $85 million in Fiscal Year 2020 as a result of lost tax, utility, and other revenues due to COVID-19. A Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) study conducted last week shows many municipalities will be forced to take drastic action to make up the deficit if Congress does not act to provide direct financial assistance to local governments in additional coronavirus-related legislation.

Serious Injury Crash: Jeep SUV collides with two tractor-trailers on Hal Rogers Parkway in southern KY

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LONDON, KY - (May 7, 2020) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's accident reconstructionist Lieut. Chris Edwards assisted by accident reconstructionists Major Chuck Johnson, and Deputy Brad Mink are investigating a three vehicle serious injury traffic crash which occurred on Hal Rogers Parkway approximately 7 miles west of London in the two Lane section.

McConnell on Judge Walker: A Generational Legal Mind

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Justin Walker of Kentucky to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: 

Driver Found with Meth Pipe During Arrest for 4th Offense DUI

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LONDON, KY (May 5, 2020) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Brent France along with Deputy Robert Reed, Sgt. Jack Caudill, and Bailiff Dustin Saylor arrested Austin Wayne Johnson age 41 of London on Monday afternoon May 4, 2020 at approximately 12:27 PM.

Man found severely injured in Beans Fork community of Bell Co. KY dies after alleged assault by younger brother


MIDDLESBORO, KY - The Bell County Sheriff's Department is reporting that: At approximately 10:40 PM Thursday April 30, 2020 Bell County Dispatch received a call from Middlesboro Fire/EMS in regard to a severely injured male found at a residence in the Beans Fork community after they had responded to a medical call.

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Must Take Advantage of COVID-19 Testing

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Governor Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, KY (May 3, 2020) – On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to be ready to fill all available slots as the state undertakes more testing for the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) than ever before.


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