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COVID-19 related layoffs have impacted workers across the state, and Carter County is no exception. Even before Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency in March, unemployment rates across the state had risen in 59 counties, according to information from the Kentucky Center for St…

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Let's just admit it right now, the social distancing has been hard for families. Even if, in the best case scenario, you have both parents working from home – trying to juggle a 40+ hour work load, full time child care, a full day's school work (which can take longer than a normal school day…

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State and Federal law enforcement officials from the Kentucky Coronavirus Fraud Task Force alerted Kentuckians about potential scams involving payments from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress last week.

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is relaxing the guidelines to allow more Kentuckians to receive food from food banks. Income guidelines have been changed from 130% to 185% (temporarily through April 30) so that more Kentuckians will qualify.

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TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. Myles Anton didn’t call first. He just showed up at the Goodwill Inn’s service entrance with an armful of fresh produce.

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On Sunday, March 22, Governor Andy Beshear issued an order closing all non-essential retailers to the public and mandating a postponement of all elective medical procedures. Businesses that may remain open during this emergency action include:

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky farmers are now eligible to benefit from a new program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Until passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act, farmers were excluded from SBA’s eme…

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The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of provid…

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FRANKFORT (April 2, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Thursday that school districts statewide extend the suspension of in-person instruction until at least May 1 in the latest intensification of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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OLIVE HILL The Carter County Health Department announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county last week.Health Department Director Jeff Barker did not release the patient's information, but said the patient was self-isolating at home.Later that day Donella Porter, a respiratory …

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An array of 3D printers whirred and chattered through the night and into Tuesday at Ashland Community and Technical College, turning spools of plastic filament into much-needed medical supplies.

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OLIVE HILL Since the onset of coronavirus in the area, there has been an increase in drive-by quiltings.

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ASHLAND Gov. Andy Beshear made an executive order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses and now citizens are facing reduced hours or temporary unemployment.

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GREENUP Cleanliness is next to Godliness and it’s the best way to protect yourself against viruses and bacteria.

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KET will offer free in-home learning resources to families and educators. These resources are in response to school closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 emergency, and can be accessed at KET.org/learnathome. This helps ensure families have highquality educational resources for all school…

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In efforts to address high call volumes for unemployment benefits across the commonwealth, 145 additional employees from three state Cabinets have come on board to help with unemployment claims, according to Lt. Governor Jacquline Coleman.

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On Sunday, March 22, Governor Andy Beshear issued an order closing all non-essential retailers to the public and mandating a postponement of all elective medical procedures. Businesses that may remain open during this emergency action include:

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As social distancing becomes even more critical during the pandemic, the Judicial Branch continues to make changes that will ensure access to the courts while protecting the health and safety of court personnel and the public.

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All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. This decision protects the population it serves—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, staff are still able to provide c…

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While social distancing and the ordered closure of non-essential businesses may have resulted in the closure of the Carter Skills U classroom above the Grayson branch of the public library, that doesn't mean that you can't still work towards your high school diploma with the group. The organ…

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• On Sunday, March 22, Governor Andy Beshear issued an order closing all nonessential retailers to the public and mandating a postponement of all elective medical procedures. Businesses that may remain open during this emergency action include: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, hardware sto…

OLIVE HILL Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering the closing of restaurant dining rooms and non-essential businesses during the requested self-isolation quarantine period.

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Restaurants may have their dining rooms closed by state order, but that doesn't mean you can't still order a meal from them. Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce Coordinator McClain Dyer released a list of Grayson area restaurants that are still providing delivery or carry-out service.

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The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is of paramount importance. As such we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have made the decision that Ashland Community and Technical College is cancelling ALL in-person classes and instruction beginning March 18 …

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In addition to extending our Spring Break through March 29th, KCU is announcing that all classes will be offered remotely from March 30 through at least April 12 with onsite classes scheduled to begin on April 13.

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Commercial Bank of Grayson will be closing their Grayson and Olive Hill locations to lobby traffic. The bank will maintain regular hours for drive-through service for the next two weeks, and will then reevaluate their plans at that time. They will also open new accounts and work with loan cl…

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County offices in Carter County will be closed to the general public for the next two weeks, with a few exceptions, as the county tries to follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus spread.

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Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) is committed to maintaining the health and well-being of its students and employees. As a precautionary response to the COVID-19 crisis ACTC is cancelling all in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17 to allow faculty time to prepare …

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state was taking aggressive action to protect seniors, to ensure wages are protected for first responders and medical personnel and by canceling in-person meetings for state boards and commissions while providing guidan…

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FRANKFORT -- Legislative leaders announced today that the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 session will be postponed until March 17. The Senate and House will not convene, as previously scheduled, on Friday, March 13, or Monday, March 16.

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