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Beshear reports 812 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths on Sunday; ‘We can get where we need to be together’

Gov. Andy Beshear on a slow-reporting Sunday said there were 812 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 87,607 cases and 1,317 deaths. One hundred and sixteen of the newly reported cases were from children up through age 18, of which 28 were 5 and under. The youngest was just 1 month old. Fayette County reported 67 cases. “Once again, we are seeing our case numbers...

Beshear reports 1,319 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths; ‘We must follow our values,’ protect others

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 1,319 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 85,506 cases and 1,300 deaths, There were 189 newly reported cases from children up through age 18, of which 36 were 5 and under. The youngest was only 7 days old. “Another piece of unfortunate news: We have a COVID-19 outbreak at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex,” Beshear...

Beshear reports escalating trend going into winter; Stack says ‘we must choose different behaviors’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 543 cases of COVID-19 and five deaths, bringing Kentucky’s totals to 73,158 cases and 1,213 deaths. Sixty-nine of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which nine were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 1 month old. Fayette County reported 173 new cases. “If the current trends continue, it will be a difficult fall and a...

Beshear reports 1,039 new cases, 6 deaths, says this is ‘getting dangerous’; wear masks, everyone

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 1,039 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 70,727 cases and 1,107 deaths. One hundred fifty-one of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, of which 33 were age 5 and under. The youngest was only 5 days old. “The escalation here in Kentucky continues to get worse and we have to wear masks – all of us,”...

Beshear reports 456 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths; wear marks, social distance, wash hands

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 456 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in limited reporting, bringing the state’s totals to 66,491 cases and 1,157 deaths. Sixty of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 10 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. Fayette County reported 61 cases. “We know we must do better if we want to continue on...

Beshear reports 342 cases, 5 deaths; says wear masks and vote; Stack updates on schools

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 342 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 57,282 cases and 1,065 deaths. Fifty-three of the new cases were children 19 and under, of which 12 were age 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Russell County. Fayette County reported 40 cases. The deaths reported Monday include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County; two men, ages...

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 948 COVID-19 cases, third-highest in single day, nine deaths; help on unemployment

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 948 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 55,794 cases and 1,044 deaths. One hundred fifty-one of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Jefferson County. Fayette County reported 82 cases. “We’ve got to come together and never make...

Beshear reports 805 new COVID cases, 22 deaths: ‘We are all connected,’ ‘must look out for each other’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 805 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 54,772 cases and 1,035 deaths. The new cases include 122 children ages 18 and under with 19 of those age 5 and under. The youngest is a three-month-old from Fayette County. The deaths reported Thursday include an 84-year-old man from Barren County; an 86-year-old man from Bullitt County;...

Governor marks solemn milestone, loss of more than 1,000 to COVID; orders flags at half-staff for a week

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday marked a solemn milestone, the loss of more than 1,000 Kentuckians in the global pandemic. He reported 667 new COVID cases and 16 new deaths, bringing state totals to 53,977 cases and 1,013 deaths. Of the new cases, 88 were children ages 18 and younger of which 16 were 5 and under. The youngest was only two months old. There were 43 cases reported in Fayette County. Gov....

Governor reports 814 new COVID cases, 8 deaths as positivity rate drops; urges not to neglect health care

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 814 new COVID cases and eight deaths as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 43,066 cases and 872 deaths. Among the new cases were 17 children 5 and under. There were 62 new cases in Fayette County. “We are seeing our positivity rate go down, which means if we’re patient, we can find the right time to do things safely and that’s what I want us...

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...

Beshear reports 390 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, three deaths on an underreported Sunday

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 390 new COVID cases and three deaths as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals of 39,315 cases and 813 deaths. Thirteen of the new cases were children 5 and younger. There were 34 cases in Fayette County. “The total number of new COVID-19 cases has increased this week which shows the disease is still very active in Kentucky, but on a positive note it...

Governor reports 679 new COVID cases and 8 deaths; says it is not yet safe for kids to go to school

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 679 new COVID cases and eight deaths on Friday, bringing the state’s totals to 38,298 cases and 804 deaths. Twenty-two of the new cases were children 5 and under. Fayette County had 44 new cases. “In my core, I want to get our kids back in classes. I want to get my kids back in class,” said Gov. Beshear. “My job is to tell people when I don’t believe it’s...

Gov. Beshear reports 574 new COVID cases, 4 deaths; says virus is spreading too much

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 573 new COVID cases and four deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 33,796 cases and 764 deaths. Twenty-one of the new cases were children 5 and younger. There were 14 new cases in Kenton County, 12 in Boone and 4 in Campbell. The deaths reported Friday included a 62-year-old woman from Graves County; a 73-year-old woman from Jefferson County; a 91-year-old...

Beshear reports 463 COVID cases, two deaths, hoping it’s a plateau; urges caution, mask-wearing

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 463 new COVID cases and two deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 31,185 cases and 742 deaths. Eleven of the new cases were children age 5 and under. There were 80 new cases in Fayette County, second to Jefferson County’s 91 new cases. “We’ve made it to August, and while I know we all hoped months ago when this pandemic first arrived in Kentucky that we’d...

Governor Beshear reports 572 new COVID cases, 5 deaths; LFCHD provides July numbers; wear masks

Gov. Beshear reported 572 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the states totals to 30,723 cases and 740 deaths. Eleven of the new cases were children age 3 and younger. “Our positivity rate is again lower today than it was yesterday. Facial coverings work. They are our best chance of saving lives and protecting the health of our people, ensuring our economy...

Beshear reports 619 new COVID cases, 5 deaths; considering more commutations of prisoners

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 619 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday afternoon and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 28,727 cases and 724 deaths. Fayette County had 64 cases and Scott County had 18 cases. “The Commonwealth is at war with the coronavirus. It’s going to take how long it takes. But we know if we don’t put our best effort forward, it will take the lives of our people,...

Allegro Dance Project to present family-friendly outdoor ’20/20 Vision’ at Moondance Amphitheatre

Allegro Dance Project will present an hour-long family-friendly outdoor performance, 20/20 Vision, at the open-aired Moondance Amphitheatre featuring contemporary dance, live original music and circus arts. This event will also include a silent auction to help raise support for Allegro Dance Project’s Inclusive Dance Outreach Program, providing free dance outreach for hundreds of children with...