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KYTC launches virtual state traffic school, graduated driver licensing courses; in-person classes halted

Following red zone reduction recommendations to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Driver Licensing will be offering virtual state traffic school and graduated driver licensing courses through the end of February 2021. In-person classes for both programs will be halted temporarily. Gov. Andy Beshear “Since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began...

Beshear reports worst week yet with 1,177 new cass, 4 deaths Sunday; urges caution and vigilance

Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky’s highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases. He reported 1,177 new cases on Sunday and 4 deaths. Fayette County reported 99...

Governor reports ‘truly frightening’ new COVID cases — 2,302 — and 10 deaths; ‘a dangerous time’

Gov. Andy Beshear said communities in red zone counties must work together to defeat an alarming spike in COVID-19. The Governor reported Kentucky’s highest COVID-19 test positivity rate since June 1 and its third-highest number of new daily cases, 2,302 cases, and 10 deaths. “These numbers are truly frightening. I know we’ve been in this fight for so long that it’s easy to get numb to the...

Beshear reports 953 cases (highest Monday total), 3 deaths; recommendations for 55 red counties

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 953 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and issued new red zone reduction recommendations to stop COVID-19 spread and protect Kentuckians in the 55 counties currently in the red zone. Fayette reported 61 cases. The Governor said yesterday marked the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Monday as cases are at an all-time high across the country (79,303) and in the commonwealth....

White House report shows big increase in ‘red zone’ counties, death rate in Ky.; state ranks 19th in nation

By Mary Meehan Kentucky Health News More than half of Kentucky’s counties are in COVID-19 danger zones defined by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and there were big increases last week in the state’s COVID-19 death rate and the number of counties in the task force’s “red zone.” The task force’s weekly report showed that the high-risk areas span both urban and rural communities....

Latest White House COVID-19 report shows fewer Kentucky counties in danger zones this week

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Kentucky got a better report this week from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. It has two more counties are in the task force’s “red zone” — for places with more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people, and a positive rate of at least 10 percent in tests for the virus — but a lot fewer in its “yellow zone,” for those with 10 to 100...