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Beshear reports 536 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths with reporting low; wear masks, follow guidelines

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 536 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 56,945 cases and 1,060 deaths. Eighty-seven were children 18 and under, of which 24 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Barren County. Fayette County reported 63 cases. “We’ve seen some troubling increases in the number of positive coronavirus cases across our...

Beshear reports 373 cases, 4 deaths; doesn’t change KHSAA decision on fall sports but has grave doubts

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 373 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths as of Monday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 43,899 cases and 885 deaths. Sixty-eight of the new cases were children under 18 and 14 were under age 5. The youngest was seven months old. “Let’s start where we need to start – by remembering that we’re going to get through this and we’re going to get through it...

Beshear reports record numbers of daily COVID cases, 1,163, and 7 deaths; issues travel advisory

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A record number of daily cases of the coronavirus was reported on Wednesday with more than a thousand, along with the deaths of seven more Kentuckians. 
Gov. Andy Beshear had mentioned on Monday, when there were only 245 new cases, that the lower number had to be taken with a grain of salt. He noted that a technical issue with the state’s data processor caused a delay...

Governor reports 522 new COVID cases, 9 deaths; announces two-week bar closure, restaurant limits

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 522 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, and he instituted new rules Monday that will close bars for two weeks, limit restaurant capacity to 25 percent and delay in-person school until the third week of August. Gov. Andy Beshear “At a time when Kentucky is dealing with a surge in the coronavirus, knowing where other states have gone and knowing what it takes to stop it from...

Beshear sounds alarm that virus is spreading; issues travel advisory, reinstitutes guidance on crowd sizes

Gov. Andy Beshear warned the COVID virus is spreading as the Commonwealth faces a significant uptick in new cases and must be ready to respond. He reported just 258 new cases as of Monday afternoon — and just one death. He also said eight of the cases were children 5 and younger. “The virus is spreading out there. It’s spreading significantly. We must make sure that we take the steps to...

Keven Moore: If you inherited the wanderlust gene, check your risky tendancies at the door

      There are all kinds of travelers in the world. Some of us very rarely leave the confines of our own communities. Others take annual vacations and family trips during the holidays. Then there are some who possess the wanderlust gene and are destined to travel and explore at every opportunity.   According to recent research, this urge to travel can be traced back to a person’s...