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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday the commonwealth’s sixth, seventh and eighth deaths related to the novel coronavirus, as well as the largest daily increase in virus cases.

Governor Andy Beshear

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear today confirmed the state’s largest daily increase in coronavirus cases. 

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  Kentucky’s Republican attorney general would be able to shut down abortion providers during the coronavirus pandemic under changes to a bill advancing in the state legislature.

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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.

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This article has been updated to include comments from Governor Andy Beshear regarding the Pathway Baptist drive-in service.

A Marshall County church will practice social distancing by holding Sunday services at the Calvert City Drive-In theatre

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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. 

Kentucky is delaying its May primary elections by more than a month, the latest in a series of crowd restrictions announced to try and limit the spread of coronavirus.

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  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. 


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reports its first death from the new coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear this morning said the 66-year-old Bourbon County man who died had other health conditions. 

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  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear preached social distancing during a daily update on Saturday and said that one newly diagnosed coronavirus patient had resisted a quarantine.