A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Governor Andy Beshear addresses effigy during daily briefing Tuesday, says he will not ‘bow to terror’

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today “I owe it to the people of Kentucky not to bow to terror, but to continue to do what is right, for their families and for mine,” Gov. Andy Beshear said, referring to a group of protesters who hung him in effigy on the Capitol grounds Sunday. The governor resumed his daily update on the coronavirus on Tuesday, following a three-day break for the Memorial Day weekend,...

Memorial Day weekend launches summer boating season; conservation officers to monitor waters

Summer-like temperatures have arrived in Kentucky and many families will be headed to their favorite lake during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 23-25. “Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of recreational boating season in Kentucky,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Officers will be monitoring...

Gov. Andy Beshear reports 135 new COVID cases, 10 deaths; talks more reopenings and food for kids

Gov. Andy Beshear reported in his daily briefing 135 new cases and 10 deaths, raising the state’s totals to 8,236 cases and 386 deaths. At least 3,008 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. Healthy at Work The Governor also announced auctions could be held starting June 1. Horse shows can be held again starting on June 8. Bars, gatherings with 50 people or fewer and venues that hold 50 people...

Kentucky marks single-day record of coronavirus deaths on eve of retail reopening; cases top 8,000

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A reported 20 deaths was Kentucky’s highest single-day total since the start of the coronavirus and the total number of positive cases topped the 8,000 mark on Tuesday. During his daily press briefing at the Capitol, Gov. Andy Beshear revealed the record number of deaths that brought the total to 386. Of Tuesday’s deaths, three were in both Adair and Edmonson counties;...

Beshear announces restrictions in travel, small gatherings to be lifted in time for Memorial Day

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his daily press briefing Thursday that restrictions on travel and group gatherings of 10 or less are being lifted just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The new date is Friday, May 22, the governor said. “We originally had it on May 25 but realized that people are making plans for Memorial Day. I trust we can do this right, that we...

As Memorial Day weekend fast approaches, NFPA provides safety tips for outdoor grilling at home

While there may not be as many gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. The National Fire Protection Association reminds everyone to follow basic grilling safety precautions over Memorial Day weekend and beyond, particularly as people remain at home in response to COVID-19. “Whether you live in...

Most Kentucky State Parks pools and beaches on schedule to open for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional opening date for Kentucky State Park pools and beaches. Most pools and beaches will be opening. Lodge pools are reserved for lodge and cottage guests. Community pools at Greenbo Lake, Carter Caves, Levi Jackson, Blue Licks Battlefield, Cumberland Falls, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer, Kincaid Lake, Natural Bridge and Fort Boonesborough state parks charge a fee and are...

With $44 million renovation nearly complete, Kentucky Kingdom set to reopen May 24

With final stages of a $44 million renovation nearly complete, Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville is set to reopen May 24, the start of Memorial Day weekend.   With 20 new rides and attractions among a total of more than 50, Kentucky Kingdom and its award-winning Hurricane Bay waterpark will be open seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 13. Kentucky Kingdom remains...

Lex What Wear: With Memorial Day weekend upon us, time to bring out best summer style

By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   I think it’s time to get this Memorial Day weekend started in style. As many of you pack for the lake, a weekend getaway or plan a cookout at home, I’m sharing a few easy looks to get you through all the parties and festivities.   Memorial Day Weekend fashion may call for patriotic colors, but let’s make sure you’re doing red,...