Representative Rachel Roberts Requested In-Person Unemployment Office in Northern Kentucky; Governor Beshear Announced Today it Will Happen Next Week
Frankfort, KY—Two weeks ago, Representative Rachel Roberts (D-Newport) along with Representative Buddy Wheatley (D-Covington) to requested a temporary, or even possibly permanent, unemployment office in Northern Kentucky to assist people still waiting for benefits due to job losses during COVID-19. Today, Governor Andy Beshear announced that the Labor Cabinet will provide unemployment adjudicators from the Labor Cabinet, under the direction of Secretary Larry Roberts to Northern Kentucky for three days next week. The in-person meetings will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Claimants are requested to schedule an appointment by clicking this link and following the prompts.
"I am thrilled that Governor Beshear heard our call for help for the people of Northern Kentucky who are still struggling with accessing unemployment benefits," said Representative Rachel Roberts. "I have received the most inquiries and request for assistance with unemployment insurance throughout this COVID-19 period. I am so honored that when we asked for help, Governor Beshear delivered."
In-person meetings will be Monday and Tuesday, July 13th and 14th by appointment from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Wednesday, July 15th is an overflow day and appointments are not required from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. at the NKY Convention Center, 1 West RiverCenter Blvd, Covington. The Northern Kentucky Area Development District will oversee the facility and the processes. Kentucky will provide nurses who will check temperatures inside the doors, and masks will be required. Claimants are instructed to bring two forms of personal ID with them and enter on the Madison Avenue side of the convention center. Parking is free at the Kenton County Parking Garage, stickers will be validated.
Representative Rachel Roberts was elected in a Special Election to the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 67 and was sworn into office on March 3, 2020. The district includes the cities of Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, Wilder, Southgate, Highland Heights, Silver Grove, Melbourne and Woodlawn.