Tom Latek, Author at Middlesboro News

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Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the state’s mask mandate, and a new vaccine ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:44 pm

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Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:36 pm

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Livestock producers’ work continues through ice and snow

While many businesses, schools and government agencies in the state closed one or more days this week due to snow and ice storms, there is ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 19, 2021 8:44 am

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Round 3: Kentucky preparing for another blast of winter weather

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect for all of Kentucky as the third winter storm in eight days is forecast to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:25 pm

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Winter storm systems continue to slam commonwealth

While Kentucky continues to dig out from the latest winter storm, the National Weather Service is already looking ahead to the next system, expected to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:02 pm

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Bill aims to help those leaving Kentucky prisons

Legislation aimed to address the needs of people leaving prison is advancing in the General Assembly. House Bill 53, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:32 pm

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Case totals, positivity rate both trending in right direction

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday pointed to more good trends in the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky, while deaths remain high due to the post-holiday surge ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 12, 2021 9:48 pm

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Restrictions lifted on commercial drivers for now

In the wake of the ice storm that prompted Gov. Andy Beshear to issue a state of emergency declaration, and the possibility of more snow ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 12, 2021 5:23 pm

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State Senate passes slots-like gambling for horse industry

A bill to legalize slots-like historic horse racing machines in Kentucky passed the state Senate 22-15 on Tuesday with bipartisan support. The Kentucky Supreme Court ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:09 am

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Tax season has arrived; returns accepted starting Friday

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has announced it will begin accepting 2020 tax returns later this week. The IRS announced it will begin accepting electronic ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:33 pm

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