Andy Beshear

Kate Howard

  More than a million Kentuckians will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 1 when Gov. Andy Beshear says regional distribution centers will enter distribution phase 1C.

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This story is part of an update to the 2020 newsroom collaboration series highlighting school reopenings in western Kentucky.


It’s just after lunchtime at East Calloway Elementary School in February, and children wearing colorful masks are walking in a socially-distant line through the hallways. They’re led by a teacher wearing a gray, poofy wig and some seriously dated clothing. Actually, many of the teachers are looking quite elderly. It’s the 100th day of school, and staff are celebrating as old people.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

  The Kentucky legislature is back in session after a three-week break, and Republican lawmakers have started overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

Kentucky Will Receive More COVID-19 Doses Every Week

Jan 27, 2021
Corinne Boyer / Ohio Valley Resource

  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that more COVID-19 vaccine doses are on the way to the commonwealth. More than 338,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Kentucky, but the state has the capacity to provide more if more supply were available.

Kentucky Arts Council

  The Kentucky Arts Council, the state’s cultural agency, hosted a virtual ceremony Tuesday to honor the 2020 recipients of the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts

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  Three grand jurors from the Breonna Taylor case have filed an impeachment petition against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, alleging he misled the public about the case and misrepresented the grand jury’s actions.

Kentucky Again Tops Daily Record For COVID Deaths

Jan 21, 2021
J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

  Kentucky has again broken its record for daily COVID-19 deaths, exceeding 50 for just the third time during the pandemic.

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

  Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill that attempts to change the venue for lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of a law, executive order or state agency action.


  Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed several bills that would limit his powers during the coronavirus pandemic and give the legislature more power during states of emergency.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,053 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the fourth highest Tuesday for confirmed cases in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.