covid 19

Erin O. Smith / Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a clinic to treat people with chronic COVID symptoms. Similar programs are popping up around the country for so-called “long-haulers,” since symptoms can persist for as many as half of COVID patients.

J. Tyler Franklin

Natasha King thought it would be temporary, just a few months. 

When the state called in 2013 and asked if she could parent her two grandchildren, she didn’t hesitate to take in the kids she loved more than anything in the world. Their mother’s drug problems had gone from bad to worse, and their father had addiction issues of his own. 

Taylor Inman

Six months into the 2020-2021 school year, the first full school year requiring a number of pandemic-based adjustments, a middle school student in western Kentucky said she and her classmates are holding up and looking forward to the future. As part of a Back-to-School follow-up series, WKMS News caught up with Trinlee Anderson to learn more. 

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Facebook Livestream

The Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce annual chamber breakfast went virtual this year and included a look back on how Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the community have been impacted by COVID-19. Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner addressed the group of local business leaders and gave a timeline of how the virus affected hospital operations. He also gave vaccine information and an outline of how they will be distributed in the community over the next year. 

Jess Clark

Kentucky’s daily total of new coronavirus cases was lower than it has been in a month and Gov. Andy Beshear says that’s due to restrictions he implemented before the holidays.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear along with First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman participated in a memorial flag ceremony at the state Capitol in Frankfort to commemorate more than 3,300 Kentuckians who lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Purchase District Health Department is providing a pre-registration vaccination form online for those who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the region. 

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. 

Stephanie Wolf / WFPL

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.