COVID-19

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  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported 573 new cases of coronavirus, which is “about 200 less than Friday a week ago.”

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  Tyson Foods sought and received federal permission to increase the operating speed at poultry processing plants in Kentucky and southern Indiana even as public health officials reported dozens of coronavirus cases among Tyson workers. Now, a union representing workers at meatpacking plants in Kentucky and southern Indiana is one of several plaintiffs suing the federal government over waivers that allowed Tyson Foods and other companies to operate faster.

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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have stabilized in Tennessee, but a new analysis from Vanderbilt University’s department of health policy finds smaller cities are feeling the strain.

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The coronavirus pandemic triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

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Kentucky’s governor has ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service. 

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Experts say the COVID pandemic is a “perfect storm” for child maltreatment. High unemployment, widespread social isolation, and rising rates of substance abuse are risk factors for child abuse and neglect. 

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During Governor Andy Beshear’s press conference on Thursday, new guidelines were announced for long-term care facilities, including staff testing every two weeks.  

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The first day of classes at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah is only 25 days away. As COVID-19 cases continue to spike throughout the state, higher education institutions are forced to rethink how they might reopen for the Fall 2020 semester. President of WKCTC, Dr. Anton Reece, speaks with Tracy Ross about the college's plan to welcome students back to campus as safely as possible.

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  A coalition of progressive policy and environmental groups has released a “blueprint” that provides a framework for how Ohio Valley communities could reap the benefits of federal action to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  Engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton Corp. is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy almost a year after the corporation announced it would be closing its long-time plant in Murray, affecting 600 employees. Yet, a local economic development leader says he expects the bankruptcy proceedings to ultimately have little local impact.

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