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Beshear, six other governors unite in efforts to form plan on reopening Midwest region economy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is one of seven governors of both parties who have announced they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region, which has been decimated due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear is joining with his counterparts Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Mike DeWine from Ohio, Wisconsin’s Tony Evers, Tim Walz of Minnesota, J.B....

Newton’s Attic provides remote learning STEM project kits, online lessons for home-bound students

Newton’s Attic, a local nonprofit, has developed mail-order project kits paired with both live and pre-recorded online lessons which can be followed at home in order to serve students and families whose schedules have been disrupted by school shutdowns in recent weeks. The first project available to the public was a laser-cut tabletop catapult. Kits are available online for order, and the recorded...

Kentucky Disaster Relief teams to spend Independence Day holiday helping Illinois flood victims

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today As many as 20 Kentucky Disaster Relief team members will be spending the Fourth of July holiday helping flood victims along the Mississippi River in Illinois. It’s all part of the ministry that not only brings physical but spiritual relief to victims. Dave Hampton of Corbin joins Bruce Bayes of Flatwoods as the Blue Hats for the large Kentucky team that will be taking...

Beshear fighting temporary injunction request seeking to halt nation’s health care system

Attorney General Andy Beshear is fighting a request for a temporary injunction filed this week by a group of states seeking to halt the nation’s health care system while an ongoing lawsuit on the issue plays out in federal court. Beshear Beshear and a group of state attorneys general are intervening in the lawsuit – Texas et al. v. United States et al. – that claims the ACA is unconstitutional...

Unpredictable, but tough Wildcats seek strong showing in NCAA softball tournament

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson isn’t sure what to expect when the Wildcats open the NCAA Tournament against DePaul Friday. “They are unpredictable,” Lawson said earlier this week. “There’s nothing I guarantee that we’re going to do.” Kentucky pitcher Meagan Prince and the Wildcats will take on DePaul Friday in the opening round of...