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National Weather Service of Paducah

The National Weather Service of Paducah said the region should brace for another round of wintery weather arriving Wednesday, with accumulation of snow potentially accompanied by freezing rain and sleet. But meteorologists also forecast warmer temperatures are on the horizon beginning this weekend and into the coming weeks. 

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service of Paducah during a briefing today said initial projections indicate an upcoming winter storm could produce the biggest icing event in the last two or three years. The major concerns: accumulating ice and brutal cold.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a press release Wednesday 4,560 new coronavirus cases, the third-highest number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, along with dozens of newly reported deaths.

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 He asked her if she was cold. A wind whips around the park in western Kentucky a couple days before Christmas. He puts his arm around her as they move closer together on the bench.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing the second day of initial vaccine deliveries have shown the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be 94-95% effective with minimal side effects, calling it a “modern day medical miracle.”

Governor Andy Beshear during Tuesday’s media briefing on the coronavirus announced 84 acute care hospitals will receive the Moderna vaccine the week of Dec. 20 through Dec. 26 following the release of the Pfizer vaccine.

Governor Andy Beshear during Thursday’s media briefing on the coronavirus announced 11 Kentucky hospitals that will receive the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

Frontline health care workers will be the first to receive a vaccine. Of the 11 Kentucky hospitals, Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital will receive 975 initial doses of the vaccine. Hospitals will be able to allocate employees based on analysis. Beshear said hospitals could begin vaccinating frontline health care workers as soon as Dec. 15.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear in Tuesday’s media briefing on the coronavirus said the commonwealth is experiencing continued “exponential” growth in COVID-19 cases. Beshear reported 2,690 cases of coronavirus, the second highest daily number reported on a Tuesday. He hopes Kentuckians will be cautious during the Thanksgiving holiday to slow down the growth. 

Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 3,649 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, the highest the commonwealth has seen in a single day. The top five highest days since the pandemic reached Kentucky were reported this week.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced new restrictions to scale back COVID-19 spread in Kentucky. Beshear said the new restrictions go into effect at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 20 and last until noon Dec. 13.

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