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Extended unemployment payments to end for nearly 5,000 Kentuckians

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has decided to abruptly end extended unemployment insurance payments for Kentuckians. Extended benefit payments for 4,723 claimants will cease ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to The Advocate-Messenger.

Retail businesses hope to match last year’s holiday sales

2020 has not been the best year for Kentuckians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes retail businesses, which say it poses unusual circumstances ... Read more

3 days ago by Tom Latek.

UK launches virtual support group for adopted Ky. teens

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky In Kentucky, there are nearly 10,000 young people in foster care, of which nearly one-third are waiting for their ... Read more

3 days ago by Special to The Advocate-Messenger.

Judge rules Beshear can’t stop in-person classes at private religious schools

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order requiring private and public schools to stop in-person classes until January ... Read more

3 days ago by Mark Maynard.

EMS preparing for possible surge in COVID transports

Overrunning the local health care system with COVID-19 positive patients is what most worries Boyle County Emergency Medical Services Director Mike Rogers. Rogers told the ... Read more

4 days ago by Robin Hart.

Giving thanks for education

Cousins pursue GEDs together Cousins Alexus Humfleet and Raelyn Barnes Thompson are both married mothers to young children. Humfleet encouraged Thompson to try for her ... Read more

4 days ago by Olivia Mohr.

United Way has special gift idea for holidays

Because of the economic hardships that COVID-19 has caused on many area families and the nonprofit organizations that assist them, The Heart of Kentucky United ... Read more

4 days ago by Robin Hart.

Red Kettle Drive may be quieter this year

Technology for touchless pay will also be used The cheery jingle of Christmas bells at the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Drive in Lincoln, Boyle, ... Read more

4 days ago by Robin Hart.

Homelessness exists locally, stigma is the biggest obstacle to help

Those working to find shelter and other resources for the homeless in Danville say even though it’s not as obvious as in other, bigger communities, ... Read more

4 days ago by Bobbie Curd.

Boyle County Schools face new COVID-19 challenges, salary increases

Student performance worsens with less in-person learning The Boyle County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to amend salary schedules to include a ... Read more

4 days ago by Olivia Mohr.

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