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    Farmer's Market Opens for Season

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    The Jackson County Farmers Market opened on Monday, July 6, for their regular season. Although, there were vendors set up to sell their fresh vegetables and fruits, the crowds were smaller than past market grand openings. With the new Covid-19 guidelines, Cathy Howell, Market Manager, said they are working closely with the Governor's office and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed this year. Farmers markets are essential service within our communities. Howell said, "Now is even more important for our citizens to have access to locally grown fresh vegetables and fruit during this pandemic." The guidelines this year due to Covid-19 must be followed.

    Governor Beshear Releases Back to School Guidelines

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    Governor Announces School Guidelines For 2020-21 School Year Jackson County Schools Superintendent Mike Smith said in a phone call on Tuesday, July 7, that they have had meetings as well as looking over the recent surveys in order to accomodate the parents and children that attend Jackson County Schools from preschool to high school. Smith said they hope to have the guidelines in place for next week's issue of the local newspapers to inform any parent or guardian that has a child in the Jackson County School District of the new guidelines and rules that will be part of the new 2020-2021 school year which is necessary due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Richmond Register last week Governor Beshear set forth the guidelines for this year's opening of Kentucky schools. On June 24, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the unveiling of the “Healthy at School” Safety Expectations and Best Practices Guidelines for Kentucky Schools (K-12), which was issued by the Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education.