coronavirus

Jess Clark / WFPL

  A Kentucky House bill requiring school districts to offer at least two days a week of in-person learning by March 29 has cleared the state Senate. 

Dutch police in a town north of Amsterdam are investigating an explosion outside of a coronavirus test center early Wednesday.

Police say the explosion went off at about 6:55 a.m. outside of the center in Bovenkarspel, a town about 40 miles northeast of Amsterdam. There were no injuries from the blast. Investigators told local media that the explosion appeared intentional, as remnants of an exploded metal cylinder were found outside of the building.

Oakley Fugate, Appalshop

  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his regular media briefing on coronavirus Tuesday to also provide an update on flooding that struck parts of the state.

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

  Kentucky likely underreported the true toll of the deadliest months of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

Courtesy Angela Orozco

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

Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to stay at home as a winter storm ravages the commonwealth. 

Stephanie Wolf / WFPL

Late last month, Gov. Andy Beshear held a memorial for the Kentuckians who died of COVID-19.

He spoke on the south lawn of the state capitol in front of 3,301 miniature American flags fluttering in the breeze.

“Every flag you see out here today represents a real Kentuckian,” Beshear said. “Every single one. Every loss is heartbreaking.”

Addiction In The Pandemic: Staying In Treatment

Feb 8, 2021
Corinne Boyer / Ohio Valley Resource

Since 2012, the 2nd Chance Center for Addiction Treatment has served people in Lexington, Kentucky. The office sits on a busy street on the city’s north side. Similar to the heavy traffic that passes by, clients seeking treatment for substance and opioid use disorders steadily stream in and out of the building.

Courtesy of Murray State University

  The CFSB Center on Murray State University’s campus will serve as one of four new regional COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kentucky, according to a release Thursday from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

Starting early next week, travelers and commuters will be required to wear face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation as part of a sweeping new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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