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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...

Tom Haggard: As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, afterschool community is more essential than ever

When and how students learn has taken on new meaning since the pandemic hit. The shift to remote learning was so swift that many school districts are still working to address the needs of the students who don’t have access to the internet or the necessary tools to complete their schoolwork. In time, this will get fixed. But in the near term, the digital divide is real and putting our most vulnerable...

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors contributes $50,000 to Team Kentucky Fund

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors Board of Directors have approved a $50,000 contribution to the Team Kentucky Fund, developed by Gov. Andy Beshear to deliver financial aid to those severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aid provided by the fund, according to both the Governor and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, will help cover mortgages, rent, utilities and other needs...

Legends, Hot Rods and Bats partner to sell limited edition T-shirts as part of Team Kentucky campaign

The Lexington Legends, in conjunction with the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class A, Rays) and Louisville Bats (Class AAA, Reds) are partnering in the Team Kentucky campaign to benefit charities in each of the three cities. The three clubs have come together for the first time to create a T-shirt that showcases both the unity of the clubs and the Commonwealth. Shirts are available at lexington.milbstore.com...

Travel the state (indepth and fascinating) while social distancing with these Explore Kentucky videos

The Kentucky Department of Tourism is excited to announce the release of a series of videos dedicated to highlighting the best of the Bluegrass State. “During this time of social distancing, Kentucky is finding creative ways to virtually showcase the culture, arts, and heritage that Kentucky has to offer tourists from across the world,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry....

State of Commonwealth: Gov. Beshear says state’s future depends on Kentuckians working together

In his first State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky’s future depends on leaving divisive politics in the past and focusing on providing opportunity for every Kentucky family.   Gov. Beshear said the transformational and positive change Kentucky families count on occurs when we break the cycles of poverty, abuse and addiction, and obtain a good-paying career,...