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  Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,941 new coronavirus cases Friday afternoon in his daily update on COVID-19, bringing the overall state total to 105,242 cases.

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On March 16, Governor Andy Beshear announced the new coronavirus had contributed to the death of a man in Bourbon County. He was the first person in Kentucky to die from the virus.

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Calloway County Schools and Murray Independent Schools are moving all students to distance learning and suspending extracurricular activities starting next week. 


The federal government is shipping Tennessee 2 million rapid COVID tests in which the results can be known on-the-spot. The state is trying to get them into schools, but administrators are hesitant to take on yet another responsibility.


Kentucky Senate Republicans intend to file a bill that would prevent the unemployment office from “clawing back” money mistakenly paid to people who self-quarantined.

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  As Kentucky continues to post record high numbers of coronavirus cases, University of Kentucky HealthCare hospitals revealed plans to accommodate an expected spike of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Beshear: New COVID-19 Recommendations Coming Monday

Oct 25, 2020
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Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,738 new cases of coronavirus Saturday. That’s Kentucky’s highest one-day total since the virus reached the commonwealth in March (besides October 7, when 1,472 backlogged cases were reported from Fayette County).

Most public school students in Fayette County won’t be back in the traditional classroom until January, at the earliest.  The school board had considered ramping up in-class instruction this fall, but has opted to wait until 2021.

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  About 20 people gathered in the courtyard of the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton for a Mitch McConnell event last week. It was raining and attendees tried their best to social distance beneath tents as McConnell talked to them about the CARES Act.

Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 Again In Kentucky

Oct 23, 2020
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COVID-19 cases in Kentucky again exceeded 1,000 on Thursday, continuing a weeks-long surge throughout the state.