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Beshear reports 373 cases, 4 deaths; doesn’t change KHSAA decision on fall sports but has grave doubts

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 373 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths as of Monday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 43,899 cases and 885 deaths. Sixty-eight of the new cases were children under 18 and 14 were under age 5. The youngest was seven months old. “Let’s start where we need to start – by remembering that we’re going to get through this and we’re going to get through it...

UK HealthCare partners with state to begin free community COVID-19 testing at two sites on Aug. 24

The ​Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department for Public Health is partnering with the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare ​to begin free drive-up COVID-19 testing for the community at two sites beginning Aug. 24, UK officials have announced. “Kentucky remains at war with the coronavirus, and a robust testing program is essential to protecting one another, fully reopening our economy and...

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing begins Monday on Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will begin operations next week on the Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus at 500 Newtown Pike in Lexington, emergency management officials and Gov. Andy Beshear have announced. Lexington will be part of the next round of cities in the state to have COVID-19 testing sites in partnership with Kroger Health. Director of Emergency Management Patricia Dugger said...

Kentucky Attorney General releases joint PSA regarding fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites

Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Friday joined U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Rob Duncan and U.S. Attorney for the Western District Russell Coleman to release a joint public service announcement regarding fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites. The 60-second PSA alerts Kentuckians to the dangers of fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites and urges them to work with a licensed healthcare provider if...