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PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour returns to Lexington on Feb. 19-20 at Rupp Arena

For the fourth time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) will buck into Lexington and Rupp Arena. America’s Original Extreme Sport is set to storm into the Bluegrass State on Feb. 19-20 with the PBR Lexington Invitational. For two nights only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate...

Keven Moore: As Halloween approaches, is it a safety hazard to visit haunted houses during a pandemic?

Well, if 2020 hasn’t been scary enough for you, here comes Halloween during a pandemic. This is the season in which many of you are seeking out a haunted attraction to fuel that jolt of adrenalin while being scared out of our wits. However, how will COVID-19 come into play, and will many of our usual haunted attractions even be open this season? Will it minimize how scary they can be while visiting...

Gov. Beshear reports 425 new COVID cases, one death with limited reporting; take all precautions

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 425 new COVID cases and one death, bringing the state’s totals to 34,982 cases and 773 deaths. Nine of the new cases were children 5 and under. There were 37 new cases in Fayette County. “Some good news and some bad news in today’s COVID-19 report,” the Governor said. “In good news, we’re ending the week with about 330 fewer cases than we had last...

As cases top 18K, Governor orders wearing masks in public to halt virus and continue to reopen safely

Highlighting his commitment to protecting all Kentuckians, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians must wear face coverings in many situations if the state is going to stop the increase of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cases and continue to reopen the economy safely. He reported 333 new cases as of Thursday afternoon and four deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 18,245 cases and 612 deaths. “We...

Kentuckians give varied reasons regarding their decision whether or not to wear face masks

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Research clearly shows that wearing a face mask when out in public can effectively curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus, for which there is no vaccine, but Americans and Kentuckians are divided on whether it’s necessary. “Recently, I started not to wear it because I feel like I’m young and healthy, so I feel like I probably wouldn’t...

Lynn James: A long, isolated month of ‘firsts,’ thanks to pandemic, stay-at-homing, too much thinking

When we started this new decade, I envisioned the year 2020 as an exciting one. Did you? Little did we know how memorable this year will be for all the wrong reasons for the rest of our lives. The first quarter flew by with its normal ups and downs, some good times and some bad times. Then April came and went as time seemed to stand still with more bad than good for most of us. As the month of April...