Veterinarians are pleading with pet owners to take preventative measures because they are seeing an uptick in parvo cases due to a new strain of the virus.Parvovirus, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is described as a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness that most often affects puppies.“Symptoms that folks will notice when a pet’s coming down with parvo is inappetence, or decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea,” Dr. Charlie Faircloth, the Medical Director at All Creatures Animal Hospital.
One Northern Kentucky prosecutor says a recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling threatens to make it far easier for DUI suspects to avoid charges.The supreme court’s ruling last month prohibits warrantless blood tests from being used as evidence against DUI suspects in court. Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders says the ruling has thrown a “monkey wrench” into DUI prosecutions.Sanders argues the ruling makes it harder for prosecutors to convict someone of a DUI because drivers can already refuse a breathalyzer test.
Police, fire departments, search and rescue teams, and volunteers searched the Garrett community in Knott County for nearly 26 hours for three year old Madlyn Clawson after she wandered away from her grandparents’ home Tuesday night. Madlyn was found and then taken to the hospital. Police say she is dehydrated and has some scratches but overall she is doing well. Trooper Gayheart provided an update on Facebook later Wednesday night saying Madlyn will get testing done throughout the night to make sure her feet have not become frostbit.
Now you can see the most famous Kentuckian as the great Colonel Sanders, and on Wednesday the city of Corbin continues to pay homage to him. The Corbin Center unveiled a chainsawed wood statue of the colonel right outside their building.“Something that would attract tourists off of the interstate, being people inside the welcome center to learn a little bit more about Corbin and to pay homage to Colonel Sanders and the image that he has become,” said Maggy Kriebel, the executive director of the town’s tourism council.
Governor Beshear updated the state on the latest COVID-19 statistics in a news release on Wednesday afternoon.Gov. Beshear announced 710 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 446,929.176 of Wednesday’s new cases were children age 18 and younger. 420 Kentuckians remain hospitalized with 111 in the ICU. 46 patients remain on a ventilator.The state’s positivity rate has also increased to 3.57%.
A UK student whose name hasn;t been released and who went missing in the Red River Gorge earlier this week was found dead Wednesday morning.Officials with Powell County Search and Rescue posted the news on Facebook. While crews were able to ping the 24-year-old woman’s phone and watch to find her GPS coordinates, when they got to where she was, they found she had fallen off a 150-foot cliff. She did not survive the fall.
With more relaxed mask mandates and fewer COVID regulations, normalcy is in the near future, but the battle is not yet over.“Coming out of 2020 with the pandemic,” said Pike County Tourism Executive Director Tony Tackett, “We’re starting to see more visitors, but there’s still diligent work to be done.”Recently, some local attractions have announced reopenings, including the Pikeville Farmer’s Market and the Riverfill 10 Cinema.Tackett adds that people are telling him they feel safe, which he says is good news.
With grilling season on the way and the end of the pandemic a UK Economist says meat is making a comeback. Unlike early in the pandemic when many processing plants shut down. Following that, there was a meat shortage and prices jumped.“We had some shutdowns and some labor issues at processing plants,” UK extension economist Kenny Burdine said. “That led to a backlog of cattle and a short run decrease in beef production.”Burdine said a higher demand in 2021 will help the beef industry. He said, with restaurants back open, offering outdoor dining, more beef will be sold.
The cash could be fake. The Pikeville Police Department got a tip Monday about a large quantity of $100 bills fluttering around between exits 23 and 24 on US-23. These bills ended up being fake. Officer Bruce Collins with the Pikeville PD gathered all of the bills he could from the roadside and brought them back to the station.“This is called ‘prop’ money,” said Pikeville PD Public Information Officer Tony Conn. “Large quantities can be bought at a small price. It looks real from afar, but up close, they look nothing like hundred dollar bills.”After the discovery was made, Pikeville PD made an announcement on its Facebook page to warn businesses as well as consumers about the funny money.
Senator Rand Paul visited Eastern Kentucky reccently and joined the Pulaski County Chamber Luncheon hosted at the Center for Rural Development. Many issues were discussed including a court date scheduled for early June, that he hopes goes his way after disagreeing with Governor Beshear’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.Senator Rand Paul says the mask mandate is becoming pointless.