Final Plans For Red River Gorge Resort Unveiled

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After a few years of discussion and eight months of consultant work including meetings with many eastern Kentucky stakeholders, a formal proposal for a destination resort project near Red River Gorge has been unveiled.  The final design, as developed by the Stantec firm, was the subject of a virtual town hall Tuesday night.

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Governor Beshear is urging Kentuckians with school children to think carefully about any fall traveling right now.  The governor reported 1018 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the second highest one day total since March sixth. 

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Officials with the Fayette County Health Department announced Tuesday an expansion of eligibility for this weekend’s drive thru free flu shot clinic.  The flu shot event is scheduled from 9:00 to 2:00 Saturday at Consolidated Baptist Church on Russell Cave Road. 

During Tuesday afternoon’s coronavirus update Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,018 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 67,856.   

Governor Beshear also announced eight new deaths, bringing that total to 1,170.

The positivity rate in Kentucky is at 4.24% as of Tuesday afternoon.

You can watch a recording of Tuesday’s update below.

The recording of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case will be released this week — an unusual step that comes after a juror disputed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's public explanation for why no charges were filed that are directly related to Taylor's killing by Louisville police.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith has "ordered attorneys to file a recording of the grand jury proceedings" by Wednesday, member station WFPL reports. It's not yet clear when the recording might be released to the public.

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Governor Beshear used the word “urgency” Monday more than once to describe what he sees as a need for stepped up adherence to COVID-19 prevention. 

Saying he believes coronavirus cases are escalating for a third time since March, the governor still says a drop in virus spread is achievable. “If we can get people wearing masks, if we can get them social distancing, if we can get them following the very basics we can start decreasing our number of cases.  But we need everybody.  They talk about 80% of people wearing masks, we need a 100% of people wearing masks,” said Beshear.

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Small groups of elementary aged students in Lexington could return to school for limited focused instruction on October 19th under a motion approved Monday night by the Fayette County School Board.  It's contingent on the board seeing a phased-in targeted services plan by October 12th. 

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Ohio environmental regulators have canceled key permits needed for an underground natural gas liquids storage facility proposed along the Ohio River. 

According to an order from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, permits to drill three three Class III solution mining wells in Monroe County, Ohio were cancelled on Sept. 21. Cancellation was requested by Powhatan Salt Company LCC. The proposed wells are associated with the Mountaineer NGL Storage project, a multi-million dollar underground natural gas liquids storage project. 

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On today’s interview, Mike Savage talks to EKU president David McFaddin about the effects of a projected 8 percent budget hit from the state; More on EKU’s zero tolerance policy regarding coronavirus rules and regulations; and EKU’s first home football game of the season in the time of Covid-19. 

456 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Kentucky Monday Sept. 28

Sep 28, 2020

During Monday afternoon’s coronavirus update Governor Andy Beshear announced 456 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 66,939.   

Governor Beshear also announced five new deaths, bringing that total to 1,162.

The positivity rate in Kentucky is at 4.41% as of Monday afternoon.

You can watch a recording of Monday’s update below.

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Ohio environmental regulators have canceled key permits needed for an underground natural gas liquids storage facility proposed along the Ohio River. 

According to an order from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, permits to drill three three Class III solution mining wells in Monroe County, Ohio were cancelled on Sept. 21. Cancellation was requested by Powhatan Salt Company LCC. The proposed wells are associated with the Mountaineer NGL Storage project, a multi-million dollar underground natural gas liquids storage project. 

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