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At the Broadbent Arena coronavirus vaccination site, Indian Trail Elementary School nurse Bobbie Lester sat in a chair with her sleeve rolled up, and chit-chatted with another nurse who injected the coronavirus vaccine into Lester’s upper arm.

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As Tennessee widens the eligibility for who can get a COVID-19 vaccine, many health officials statewide are mostly taking people’s word that they qualify.

U.S. employers cut 140,000 jobs in December as the runaway coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the U.S. labor market.

It was the first monthly job loss in eight months. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.7%.

With thousands of Americans dying from COVID-19 each day, businesses that depend on in-person contact have struggled.

Governor Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 4, 911 new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth Thursday, the second highest daily report following the highest ever on Wednesday. 

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The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow businesses and schools to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic as long as they follow federal guidelines, even if that goes against Gov. Andy Beshear’s orders.

Rep. David Byrd is unable to talk and receiving physical therapy after being on a ventilator for nearly a month, according to a family member who posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

J.Tyler Franklin

Access to the Kentucky Capitol will still be limited as lawmakers return to Frankfort today for this year’s legislative session during the coronavirus pandemic.

When Dana Tamim made the difficult decision to cancel her wedding in August, she was crushed.

"Honestly, I don't think that I'm ever going to get over it," she says.

The 24-year-old lives in Montreal and is Muslim. In her religion, she says, "you can't really live with someone unless you're married."

But Tamim and her fiancé had already signed the lease for a new apartment. They ended up having a quick ceremony to make things legal, so they could move in together.

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  The global coronavirus pandemic has caused many communities to reimagine traditional holiday plans, and Hopkinsville community members organizing said celebrating Kwanzaa — the week long, Afro-centric holiday — may help people become more culturally aware. 

J. Tyler Franklin

Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was likely exposed to the virus before or shortly after receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.

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