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  A Northern Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus-related restrictions that limit attendance at car racetracks and childcare centers.

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  More than a third of Kentucky students don’t have adequate access to the Internet at home, according to a new study by Common Sense Media.

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Emergency response data from across the Ohio Valley show sharp increases in suspected drug overdoses since March, when health measures including school and business closures and stay-at-home orders increased social isolation. For public health officials, it’s a grim reminder that another epidemic is ongoing and possibly worsening during the isolation associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kentuckians grappling with months of lost income due to coronavirus closures are looking to members of the General Assembly for help navigating the commonwealth’s unemployment bureaucracy.

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A federal grand jury indicted Dayton Jones of Hopkinsville on a charge of producing child pornography. 

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Marshall County Health Department Director Billy Pitts said the county is experiencing a surge in cases “pretty much like everybody else around.” He said the cases are rising as a result of two things: the reopening economy and increased testing availability. 

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Kentucky police officers have made more than 330 arrests amid ongoing protests for racial justice in Louisville, according to Louisville Metro Police Department records.

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The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes two provisions that would specifically help coal-reliant communities in the Ohio Valley.

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Nashville is rolling back its reopening in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. 

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The field hospital at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville has been ‘mothballed’, but could be reactivated in a week or less if Kentucky experiences a surge in cases of COVID-19, according to the Kentucky National Guard.

As other states experience surging cases of virus, Kentucky has so far maintained a “plateau,” meaning daily cases may go up or down, but average out over time.