Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed Wednesday 198 cases of the novel coronavirus in Kentucky at his daily press conference on the pandemic. He said that’s an increase of 35 cases from Tuesday. The number of new cases was lower than the previous day’s new cases, which Beshear said is good news. He said the next two weeks will be critical in the fight against the virus.
Programs providing meals to food-insecure west Kentuckians will continue to offer services as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the commonwealth.
Many food banks and senior citizens’ centers in the region work through the Purchase Area Development District. PADD Executive Director Jeremy Buchanan said most facilities are canceling in-person dining services in favor of drive-by or delivery methods. He said that shouldn’t stop clients from seeking out services.
Restaurant servers are scrambling to figure out plans amid coronavirus concerns, after Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s order to cease all in-person dining and services at restaurants and bars effective Monday afternoon. Yet a western Kentucky food-delivery business is seeing the crisis as an opportunity to expand to a third location nearly three weeks ahead of schedule.