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Kentucky retailers bracing for challenging holiday shopping season as pandemic continues

The year 2020 has been a series of challenges for Kentucky retailers, so why should the holiday shopping season be any different? A survey of the Commonwealth’s retailers by the Kentucky Retail Federation indicates the COVID-19 pandemic poses unusual circumstances this time of year. More than 100 retailers responded to the annual survey, and a majority indicate the pandemic has slowed their local...

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi named a ‘Most Admired CEO’ in Louisville by local publication

By Alicia Kelso University of Louisville University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi is among the 25 local leaders named to Louisville Business First’s annual list of “Most Admired CEOs.” The publication recognized the particular magnitude of their leadership in a year filled with unprecedented challenges – from the COVID-19 global pandemic to widespread protests against racial injustices. As...

Keven Moore: Screening your employees for COVID-19; provide proper training and protective supplies

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is changing many features and characteristics of the current workplace, as many employers begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like many are having to plan how they will begin screening their employees for the COVID-19 virus. Several states and local municipalities have implemented orders or issued guidance urging or requiring that...

Mayor Linda Gorton announces restrictions on walk-in visitors to City buildings, other COVID changes

Mayor Linda Gorton said government buildings will restrict access to walk-in visitors, effective Monday, March 23. Government services, including police, fire, garbage pick-up and recycling, will continue. The restriction will continue until further notice. Mayor Linda Gorton The City has made a number of changes related to the fall-out from COVID-19; * Police Headquarters will not be open for public...

State health officials encourage flu vaccinations; DPH reports 154 confirmed flu cases since Aug. 4

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is encouraging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu, as the official flu season begins Sept. 29 and runs through May 16, 2020. DPH officials are reporting 154 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in regions across the state since Aug. 4. “Getting the flu can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening,”...

Keven Moore: Employees’ driving habits can lead to negligent entrustment claim

We all have seen it happen before — a good employee makes a terrible decision while at work or on their personal time, but what if he or she does it driving their personal vehicle while conducting business for his or her employer? I suspect that most of you reading this article are saying “what does that matter to my employer? It’s my car and my life, so what does this have anything to do with...

Keven Moore: No such thing as ‘restroom rights’ for teachers, nurses; that could account for shortages

It’s common knowledge today that teachers and nurses are overworked, stressed, under appreciated, disrespected and disillusioned. Consequently many are leaving their profession at such a high rate—to the point where many states are dealing with teacher and nursing shortages. Meanwhile, the number of college students who choose to go into these professions is steadily dropping as well.   There...

FCPS Superintendent Search: Board seeks community, employee and family opinions

Below you will find the text of a message from Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price that was shared with families, employees and community members related to the search for the next Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent.     The most pressing task facing the Fayette County Board of Education, but one which we cannot do without your assistance and direction, is selecting...