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Maridith Yahl: I report about COVID, but having been exposed, quarantined and scared, please wear mask

The day had been an ordinary day, nothing outstanding or special. I was relaxing on the couch, snuggling with my dog when I got the text. A friend I had just seen was sick. At first, she was just not feeling. Nothing specific, just worn out and tired. The next night, she told me she was feeling achy and hurt all over. No fever though. Later, the fever came, then nausea and vomiting, and then the unmistakable...

Beshear goes into quarantine on Sunday after security staff member tests positive for COVID-19

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday he and his family have gone into quarantine at the Governor’s Mansion after a member of his security detail tested positive for the coronavirus. In a YouTube vide posted Sunday afternoon, Beshear said, “The Beshear family has been committed, since the start of COVID-19, to setting an example, of doing all those things we’re asking...

Former EKU Pres. Doug Whitlock, wife finally return to mainland on cruise ship impacted by COVID-19

By Ron Daley Special to KyForward Former president of Eastern Kentucky University, Doug Whitlock and his wife Joanne, finally reached the Miami port Saturday after a roller-coaster cruise caused by the COVID-19 virus and a forced quarantine. Doug and Joanne Whitlock at Fin Del Mundo near Argentina Whitlock retired as president of EKU in 2013 after over four decades of service. Their beautiful cruise...

‘Ratchet it up,’ Beshear says of next two to three weeks of fight to curb spread of coronavirus

(Click for larger image) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear says the next 2-3 weeks are going to be critical in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, and while the number of new cases dropped on Wednesday, there was also one new death. “Over the next two to three weeks, I need you to be Healthy at Home and I need you to ratchet it up multiple notches,” he said during his daily press conference....