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Covid-19 updates

Commodity distribution cancelled

The Boyle County Senior Commodity Distribution at Danville First Church of God scheduled for April 2 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic threat.  

 

GED studies continue

With so many layoffs, many may be looking to study for the GED. The Boyle County Adult Ed/GED Program has free online resources to help.

Anyone interested should call or text Beth Leahey at (606) 922-6819 or find them on Facebook at “Boyle County KY Skills U Adult Ed.”

KET has provided the program with extra seats in their online GED study program called Fast Forward. The program has vouchers to pay for students’ GED Ready tests, which they can now take from home. The program has a Google classroom set up, with resources for all GED subjects, including math, science, social studies and language arts. The Boyle County Skills U/KEDC will also cover the cost of GED tests once it is cleared to reopen the testing centers.

 

KET schedules educational programming for kids at home

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on schools, KET will be modifying the weekday daytime schedule on its main channel beginning Monday, March 30. As part of KET’s mission to ensure Kentucky students of every age have access to high-quality, free educational resources, the program schedule is changing to provide educational content that educators and parents can use to support learning at home. 

KET’s normal Monday through Friday lineup that airs on the main KET channel from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be replaced with a special lineup containing programming specific to at-home learning for preK-third grade, grades 4-8, and grades 9-12. Viewers can visit KET.org/learnathome for an updated weekly schedule.

 “With students at home, we know teachers, parents and caregivers are doing their best to keep everyone learning,” said Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO. “We’re here to help with educational resources for students of all ages. Education is at the heart of our mission, and we’re here to serve Kentuckians during this crucial time.”

KET is available over the air statewide, on cable systems, and via livestream at KET.org/live, on the KET app for Android and Apple devices, and on YouTube TV.

KET’s daytime programming lineup:

  • 7-9 a.m. — KET will air programming for children in PreK – third grade. The lineup features trusted PBS KIDS programs such as Wild Kratts and Peg + Cat that focus on math and science.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — KET will air programming for grades 4-8.
  • 3-5 p.m. — KET will air programming for grades 9-12. Programming for both of these age groups include PBS programs that focus on the content areas of social studies, math, science and English language arts.

To watch the PBS KIDS programs that normally air weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on KET, viewers can turn to the KET PBS KIDS channel, which is available over the air and via livestream at KET.org/kids. The KET PBS KIDS channel is also available for streaming on YouTube TV and via the free PBS KIDS app on Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.

 

Inter-County Energy update

Inter-County Energy’s Danville and Lebanon office lobbies have been closed to all walk-in traffic but the drive-thru windows are open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Inter-County Energy suspended residential disconnects and late fees because many of our members will be facing financial difficulties due to impacts from COVID-19. 

Many options are available to pay electric bills, including going through the drive-thru, downloading the mobile app, going to our website, paying by phone, automatic bank draft, dropping your payment in the mail or in the night deposit box. Inter-County Energy is asking members who are having trouble paying their bill to contact the billing department to make arrangements so you don’t have a greater hardship in the future. 

Anyone with questions regarding any of these options, Including membership applications, can call the office at (888) 266-7322.