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Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday announced new restrictions to scale back COVID-19 spread in Kentucky. Beshear said the new restrictions go into effect at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 20 and last until noon Dec. 13.

Governor Beshear is joining six other governors from nearby states sending out a message this week about holiday safety during a time of coronavirus.


Tennessee has been chosen as one of four states in Pfizer’s pilot program to deliver its coronavirus vaccine. The drug company announced last week that its vaccine had been more than 90% effective in phase three trials.

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The coronavirus is ripping through Kentucky, with the vast majority of counties classified by the state as “red zones” with critical COVID-19 spread. 

Along with the state mask mandate, Gov. Andy Beshear for weeks has urged people in “red zone” counties to follow an additional series of recommendations to limit the spread of the coronavirus, including: 

  • Employers allowing employees to work from home

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Tennessee hospitals are calling off elective procedures again, doubling up hospital rooms and converting recovery rooms into intensive care units, according to the Tennessee Hospital Association. These changes come as hospitals are seeing twice as many patients with COVID-19 as they were in early October, surpassing 1,800 current hospitalizations on Monday.

Kentuckians Finding COVID Safe Places in Nature

Nov 17, 2020
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  Nature is receiving a boost during the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people confined to their homes and avoiding large crowds, the backyard is taking on new significance.

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The chief clinical officer for Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah is urging families in western Kentucky to reconsider plans for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 concerns. 

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed $10 million in relief for tens of thousands of residents who are behind on utility payments because of COVID-19.

Another Record Week For Kentucky COVID Cases

Nov 15, 2020
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The state of Kentucky has set another weekly record for cases of COVID-19, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

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  Saturday brings yet another new daily high number of coronavirus cases in Kentucky with 3,303 new infections, Gov. Andy Beshear reported in a press release.