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Gov. Beshear outlines schedule and requirements for the reopening of various businesses starting May 22

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear gave a tentative timetable on when restaurants, gyms, campgrounds and childcare centers may reopen, due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of positive cases rose above 6,000. To start Healthy at Work phase 2, restaurants will be able to reopen to limited inside capacity on May 22. “That’s 33 percent, plus they can do unlimited outdoor seating...

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,...

Mountain Parkway’s Restaurant Row project in Salyersville now fully open to traffic

After three years of construction, the new four-lane segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion running through Salyersville’s Restaurant Row is now fully open to traffic. Restaurant Row marks the second section of the Parkway to be completed under the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Mountain Parkway Expansion. “In the coming months, crews will be working on smaller finishing touches along Restaurant...

Keven Moore: All dogs go to heaven, but they don’t need to accompany you while shopping in stores

If you have visited a retail establishment or a home improvement store recently, it’s pretty obvious that the country has been going to the dogs — literally! On my most recent home improvement trip to Home Depot over the weekend, I counted four dogs inside the store. I nearly tripped over one of those dogs that was on a leash because the owner was allowing his pet to walk some 15 feet in front...

Chef John Foster: Cruel time for the restaurant business, but embrace change to find success

Change, which seems to happen overnight in my industry, is still one of the least anticipated concepts that we deal with every day. Whenever there is an opportunity to even explore change there must also be a corresponding action to review why the change is needed in the first place. Companies spend millions of dollars developing systems of operation to function at highly efficient rates,...