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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a press release Wednesday 4,560 new coronavirus cases, the third-highest number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, along with dozens of newly reported deaths.

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during today’s coronavirus update said the commonwealth is in a promising downward trend in COVID-19 numbers. Today he announced an additional 3,481 cases, a small decline since last Wednesday, with 16 new COVID-related deaths.

Beshear said there is evidence the commonwealth may not only be slowing down the exponential growth, but may be plateauing in cases. Today, there were a total of 209,136 cases in Kentucky and the positivity rate is at 9.23%, which he said further illustrates six straight days of decline.

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Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to “stay strong” in a press release Friday, as coronavirus cases rise and the test positivity rate for the state reaches a record high since the pandemic began.

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District Court judges in Jefferson County will on Tuesday consider a sweeping set of procedural changes that would strengthen the rules by which search warrants are obtained.

Screenshot from Gov. Beshear's COVID-19 Update: Nov. 13, 2020

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic began, with 3,173 newly reported cases. Beshear also reported 25 new deaths, another record daily high. Beshear said that there’s a continuous surge of cases in the commonwealth “that is concerning and deadly” and the “power to stop it is in our hands.” 

Former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison pleaded not guilty on Monday to three counts of wanton endangerment in his initial court appearance related to the botched raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor.

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The Jefferson County Attorney’s office will no longer prosecute some of the lowest-level marijuana possession cases, County Attorney Mike O’Connell announced Wednesday.

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Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ask the state’s health cabinet to review its response to a deadly hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky.

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A Kentucky bar owner says some white nationalists pepper-sprayed her general manager and harassed people attending a Democratic Socialists of America meeting.

Parents Weigh In On The Next JCPS Superintendent

Jan 22, 2018
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Jefferson County Public Schools has narrowed the search for the district’s next superintendent down to two candidates, and parents have some thoughts on what that next leader should do.