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Lt. Governor issues waiver of high school graduation requirements due to coronavirus pandemic

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two provisions in state law that might have prevented some high school students from graduating this year have been waived due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, in her capacity as Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, issued a waiver that suspends the requirement that students who plan to graduate from high school in 2020 pass...

Keven Moore: Adapting to social distancing orders come with new risk for restaurants

As restaurants and other industries adapt to social distancing orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many have had to adjust the way they interact with their customers and provide their services. Such tactics are necessary to stay afloat financially, but it’s important to point out that you may be opening up a whole new set of risk exposures to your customers, employees and to your company,...

Home sales remain at record levels in February; market uncertainty may affect spring sales

Real estate sales tallied the highest February numbers ever recorded in 2020. At 881 transactions, this year saw a 9 percent gain over the 805 home sales in February 2019. For the year, sales are up 14 percent after a record setting January. With 1,733 total residential sales year-to-date, 2020 is off to a great start. Single-family home sales saw an increase in sales of 8 percent, with 819 total...

Kroger’s Community Rewards program to support USA Cares during coronavirus pandemic

With shoppers rushing to pick up food and household items in response to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, programs like Kroger’s Community Rewards program are ensuring nonprofits like USA Cares can continue providing aid to those who seek their services. “As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increase, so will the requests we receive for assistance from veterans and their families,”...