Tom Latek, Author at Middlesboro News


Kentuckians can renew licenses with mail-in program

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet launched a permanent service on Friday to expand options for Kentuckians to renew their state driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:11 pm


Flags at half-staff Friday to honor victims lost to COVID

Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday in honor ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, September 24, 2021 7:31 am


State Capitol loop closing for security reasons

Much like Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to vehicular traffic over 25 years ago in Washington, D.C., security considerations will ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:49 pm


Bill proposes state paying total cost of full-day kindergarten

Legislation proposed for the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly would make state funding for the entire cost of full-day kindergarten a permanent ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:46 pm


COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:16 am


Ky. National Guard cuts some training because of ‘funding shortage’

The Kentucky National Guard is scaling back some training activities this month, due in part to expenses incurred while deployed to the U.S. Capitol following ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:42 am


Mask or no mask for students? Debate rages on

The chairman of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday weighed in on the issue of whether students should be required to wear masks as classes ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:44 am


State officials recommending masks when school begins

Due to the continued escalation of COVID-19 cases, especially the delta variant, state officials announced Thursday they have strengthened their mask guidance for schools. On ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:02 am


Masks mandated again in state office buildings

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky continue to grow at an increasing rate, the state has taken the step of reinstituting a mask ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:37 pm


Kentucky’s share in opioid settlement is $460 million

Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid pandemic and will receive $460 million in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:07 am

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