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During today’s media briefing Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s first allocation plan for both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines beginning Dec. 13, as well as the population groups most likely to receive the vaccine. The news comes as the state faced a record spike in coronavirus cases, and a seven-day decline in the positivity rate.

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A McCracken County woman thought because she’s young and healthy, if she caught coronavirus, she would heal quickly and move on. After contracting it and suffering a myriad of symptoms for nearly three weeks straight, she said going out to eat isn’t worth the risk.

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State Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, announced on Facebook he might go on a ventilator if his oxygen levels do not improve.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is running into more staffing challenges as COVID cases rise across the state.

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.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday there are early signs of slowing the exponential growth in cases as the state broke a record last week for the most new COVID-19 cases in a week.

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A Hopkinsville restaurant continued to serve customers in a parking lot tent on Sunday despite action Friday by the Christian County Health Department that suspended the business owner’s food service permit.

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After more than a decade, Kentucky resident Guy Hamilton-Smith voted this year for the first time in the state. Even though he didn’t vote in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sending his ballot through the mail was still an emotional moment.

Vice President Pence traveled to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Friday for a briefing, saying America is "in a season of hope" and "help is on the way" with emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine potentially less than two weeks away.

But what Pence heard from some of the nation's top public health officials was a grim assessment of the current state of the pandemic.

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Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to “stay strong” in a press release Friday, as coronavirus cases rise and the test positivity rate for the state reaches a record high since the pandemic began.

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