State News

Twister touched down in Monroe County on Monday

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (KT) – While many Kentuckians were watching for severe weather to develop Monday night and Tuesday, there was a tornado that touched down in Monroe County on Monday morning. A survey performed by the National Weather Service office in Louisville confirmed there was a twister with peak winds…

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20% of new cases involved people 18 or younger

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Four major indicators of COVID-19 activity: new cases, deaths reported from local health departments, the state’s positivity rate, and hospitalizations, all rose on Tuesday, according to figures released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. A total of 776 new cases were reported to state…

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Kentucky has started pandemic unemployment compensation

  By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance announced they have started paying extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. In March 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, providing new and expanded unemployment…

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