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  Kentucky is expanding absentee voting during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing every voter to cast a ballot by mail or vote early during the state primary elections on June 23.

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 206 new cases of the coronavirus and seven newly reported deaths statewide related to COVID-19. Beshear said long-term care facilities in the state have seen significant increases in case numbers. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services presented an action plan to control infection in these care facilities.  

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Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 185 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky during his Sunday update on the virus. This brings the total number of state cases up to 1,840.  

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 45 new cases of COVID-19 in his Sunday update on the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of cases reported to the state at 439.

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  As Kentucky works to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear is urging the state legislature to either quickly pass a two-year budget or adjourn and return for a special session in the coming months.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he has tested negative for the new coronavirus after attending a public event in Louisville where another individual tested positive. 

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A federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling against several former Kentucky Board of Education members who are trying to get their seats back. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove denied a request Thursday for a preliminary injunction sought by seven former members appointed by former Gov. Matt Bevin. 

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A federal district judge heard arguments Tuesday in a case brought by several Kentucky Board of Education members ousted by Gov. Andy Beshear.

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State lawmakers from west Kentucky say a potentially tight state budget next year will make priorities on both sides of the aisle difficult to manage.

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A Graves County man will serve as the grand marshal in Governor-Elect Andy Beshear’s inaugural parade.

Matt Powell will ride in the lead car as the parade makes its way to the Capitol building. Powell is the custodial supervisor at Central Elementary School in Graves County. He is a member of the board of directors of both the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky Education School Professionals Association. Powell received state and national awards last year as Education Support Professional of the Year.