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Beshear issues restrictions for restaurants, others; all schools to go virtual; 2,753 cases, 15 deaths

Following a record 33 deaths Tuesday and another 15 Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open. He also reported 2,753 new cases on Wednesday. With more than 250,000 American lives, including those of more than 1,700 Kentuckians, lost to the virus, Gov. Beshear is joining state...

Kentucky Health News: Tips for Safe outdoor, social gatherings during this pandemic-impacted holiday

As last days of summer and the Labor Day holiday approach and pandemic continues — here are tips for safe outdoot and social gatherings: First, remember that any such gathering needs to be small. Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order that only allows for gatherings of 10 or fewer people.  The order also calls for such gatherings to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Governor’s daily message about coronavirus, cites new cases (including a child); upset with budget plan

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky now has 47 positive coronavirus cases, a second death and a second child tested positive for COVID-19, said Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday. 
Announcing the death during a Capitol press conference, the governor struck a somber tone. “This is an event that family never wants to face. A 64-year-old male from Jefferson County actually passed away on March 13, but...

UK’s Belle C. Gunn First-Year Program welcomes freshmen with tenacity, curiosity and passion

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently announced a reimagined Living Learning program, the Belle C. Gunn First-Year Program. In 1888, Belle C. Gunn was the first woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from what was then known as the State College of Kentucky and is now the University of Kentucky. Beginning in fall semester 2020, the College of Agriculture,...