Ky. Labor Cabinet says no plans for in-person unemployment events as rates rise in eastern parts

The map from the Kentucky Center for Statistics shows unemployment rates by county.(wsaz) By Chad Hedrick FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) – Despite unemployment rates the highest in eastern Kentucky, and many telling WSAZ they have waited months for their benefits, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet says there are no immediate plans to hold pop-up events across the state.…

Lawmaker Will Propose Plan To Redefine “Rioting;” Protesters Call For End To Curfew

By Jess Clark Kentucky state Rep. Lisa Willner (D-Louisville) is proposing changes to the state’s definition of “rioting” after Louisville Metro Police charged Attica Scott–the state’s only Black woman representative–with the Class D felony while she was participating in protests for racial justice. “Tomorrow I will be filing a new bill request for us to define…

Ky. education commissioner says to expect disruptions to in-person learning

By Brandon Robinson FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT/WSAZ) – As schools across Kentucky prepare for in-person learning to begin Monday, Kentucky’s new education commissioner says parents and students need to expect disruptions because of increases in COVID-19 cases. Our sister station WSAZ talked with Dr. Jason Glass about the reopening of Kentucky schools after in-person classes were shut…

Proposal to create civilian review board over LMPD could soon head to Metro Council

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Civilians will hold the Louisville Metro Police Department accountable — if city leaders approve a new plan. A draft ordinance will be introduced this Friday that would create a Civilian Review and Accountability Board to create “faith, trust, respect, and support of the community.” Councilwoman Paula McCraney, D-7, said Tuesday that the…