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Kentucky Safe Schools Week set for Oct. 18-24; healthy habits, involvement by all encouraged

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for Oct. 18–24. This year’s theme is “HEALTHY HABITS, Shield Our Schools!” (name of district) and the Kentucky Center for School Safety stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved during Kentucky Safe Schools Week. During this...

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 on ‘single largest week ever’ for COVID — with ‘trifecta of holidays’ coming up

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 462 new COVID cases and nine deaths, but advised that there is limited reporting on Sunday so all information was not available. Among the reported cases were 79 children 18 and under, which includes 13 children five and under. The youngest is two months old. There were 77 cases reported in Fayette County. The numbers bring Kentucky’s totals to 48,032 cases...

Beshear reports 655 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths; includes 91 children ages 5 and younger

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 655 new COVID cases and 12 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 40,926 cases and 830 deaths. The new cases include 91 children ages 5 and younger, including a 12-day-old baby in Jefferson County. “The COVID-19 death toll is more than in several wars that we have fought,” the Governor said. “I hope that we are committed to doing what...

COVID Update: Gov. Beshear reports 638 cases, 6 deaths; children hard hit; citations readied and more

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 638 new COVID cases and six deaths as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 38,930 cases and 810 deaths. Seventeen of the new cases were children age 5 and under. There were 17 cases in Kenton County, 7 in Boone County and 7 in Campbell County. “Saturday’s COVID report unfortunately suggests this is going to be the highest week of total cases that...

Gov. Beshear, health officials continue state response efforts for Coronavirus Disease 2020; warn of scams

Governor Andy Beshear, joined by officials from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), discussed the state’s response efforts to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Gov. Beshear and other officials emphasized that there are no COVID-19 cases in the state and provided updates on the state’s testing, prevention, coordination, monitoring...

State health officials encourage flu vaccinations; DPH reports 154 confirmed flu cases since Aug. 4

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is encouraging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu, as the official flu season begins Sept. 29 and runs through May 16, 2020. DPH officials are reporting 154 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in regions across the state since Aug. 4. “Getting the flu can be debilitating and sometimes life-threatening,”...