The coronavirus pandemic forced the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce to cancel its annual “DC Fly-In” in favor of a virtual “fly-back” event this week. Federal officials addressed chamber members Wednesday and Thursday.
Kentucky Congressman James Comer held a telephone town hall meeting July 30. In the meeting Comer discussed the newest stimulus package and his hope for liability protection legislation for schools and businesses. He also announced his new position as the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.
Calloway County farmer and Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).
Schools in the U.S. will be able to continue providing meals to students following passage of federal legislation which lifts the requirement for students to gather in school buildings to receive those meals. The legislation is in response to nationwide concerns for children who faced food insecurities even before the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19.