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News for August 10th

KSP: Man arrested after troopers discover over 100 lbs of Cocaine, cash

An Eastern Kentucky man was arrested last week after police recovered over 100 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop.

Trooper Scotty Sharp. The driver, Paul Branham of Paintsville, was released on a partially secured bond last week, and is scheduled for an appearance in Hardin District Court this morning.

Pres. Trump signs four orders on pandemic relief

While talks on Capitol Hill stalled Friday evening, President Donald Trump took action on pandemic relief, signing 4 orders on Saturday. Most notably, the President reinstated unemployment bonuses, this time $400 per week through the end of the year. However, the relief comes with a catch, as states will be required to contribute 25% of the aid, $100, meaning it will be up to each state to sign off on the contribution. It is unclear at this time if a legal challenge to the President’s orders will happen.

Regional sites in the National Parks system set to receive overdue maintenance funds

2 National Parks sites in Kentucky will be receiving much needed funding after a new law was enacted last week.

Several billion dollars will now be funneled back into the National Parks system. President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act on Tuesday, paving the way for much needed maintenance for national park sites across the country, including two in the region. Mammoth Cave National Park, located in Cave City, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace and Boyhood Home, located outside Hodgenville, are both set to benefit from the new law.

2nd District Representative Brett Guthrie. The legislation called for 6.6 billion dollars to address priority maintenance items in the parks.

The National Park Service is home to more than 400 sites on a combined 84 million acres.

ECTC awarded grant from UofL

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announced that they are the recipient of the University of Louisville’s Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success Program grant. 

Chief Advancement Officer Megan Stith. This initiative will include nine programs currently offered by ECTC, with the possibility of future change and expansion. More information can be obtained by contacting Mike Hazzard at ECTC.

Attorney General: Report suspicious PPE

First it was mysterious seeds, now it’s unsolicited Personal Protection Equipment. Jake Richardson explains more about the mysterious packages that some Kentuckians have received through the mail.

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