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Kentucky sees largest jump at pump in the nation; significant increase in gas demand last week

Demand for gasoline across the the country is signaling that Americans are filling up more, according to AAA. For Kentuckians, that’s also meant higher prices at the pump. In the past week, the average gas price for unleaded in Kentucky has jumped 9 cents to land at $2.10. That’s the biggest leap of any state in the nation, week over week. It also lands Kentucky the number five spot on the leaderboard...

Keven Moore: When hand sanitizer may not be safe — what you should know about using it appropriately

Public health officials have been telling us over the past few months that the best ways to avoid catching the coronavirus are to wash your hands with soap and water or, when that’s not an option, rub them with hand sanitizer. As a result, the demand and use of hand sanitizers have dramatically increased so much so that there is a current shortage across the US. In response to that shortage, the...

Kentucky distilleries donate nearly 125,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to frontline coronavirus organizations

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has announced that member distilleries have produced and donated nearly 125,000 gallons of desperately needed hand sanitizer across the Commonwealth to frontline workers, hospitals and healthcare facilities. In the last few weeks, KDA distillers – from the largest to the smallest – retooled their facilities, sourced necessary supplies, battled regulatory and...

Attorney General issues subpoenas to Amazon third-party sellers for price gouging during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued subpoenas to six third-party sellers in Kentucky who used Amazon’s online platform to engage in suspected price gouging during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The sellers allegedly engaged in the price gouging of essential emergency and medical supplies, including hand sanitizer and N95 respirator masks. Some sellers inflated the price of these...

Lexington Brewing & Distilling is producing hand sanitizer, providing free to organizations in need

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, including Central Kentucky. As the local community works to combat the spread of coronavirus, hand sanitizer remains in high demand. In an effort to help supplement the shortage, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is using its own alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge. The first batch of 200 bottles will be...

Gov. Beshear aims to stop the spread, help citizens; extends tax deadline to July 15, school closures

Gov. Andy Beshear announced more actions on Friday to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and assist Kentuckians trying to manage difficulties because of the virus. Gov. Beshear requested school superintendents keep schools closed for in-person classes until at least April 20 and delayed the state’s income tax filing deadline until July 15, consistent with the new federal deadline. “We...

Beth Underwood: An ongoing battle with public sinks and puffs of air — throwing in the proverbial towel

I had a run-in with the bathroom sinks in a superstore the other day. It wasn’t pretty. It also wasn’t the first time something like this has happened. In fact, I’d guesstimate this was run-in number 17,483. I reached my tipping point this time, though. Enough is enough, which brings me to today’s (semi) rhetorical questions. Am I the only one who’s pining for the days of old where public...