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In a rare statewide address Sunday night, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee escalated his pleas for Tennesseans to follow COVID-19 guidelines to slow the spread of the virus. It’s now spreading faster and killing more people each day than the state has previously experienced.

Louisville Snow Leopard Tests Positive For COVID-19

Dec 11, 2020
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A snow leopard at the Louisville Zoo has tested positive for coronavirus. It’s the first confirmed case of the virus in a snow leopard.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear in a Frankfort media briefing Monday said some restaurants using tents to provide outdoor, in-person dining services may be trying to skirt around the provisions of his executive order mandating the closure of dining rooms.

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued new mandates to limit in-person proceedings and restrict access to judicial facilities as the coronavirus continues to spread in Kentucky.

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said in an email to court personnel last week that court activities must be restricted to protect the public and court staff. Nearly all of Kentucky’s 120 counties are in the critical or red category, the highest level of average daily cases based on population.

The orders become effective on Nov. 30 and affect every county.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky is reporting a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations as the pandemic worsens in the commonwealth.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear rolled out new recommendations for areas classified as COVID-19 “red zone” counties during Monday’s update. 

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky set a record for COVID-19 positive tests on a Monday for the second week in a row. 

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Tracey Hayes was working as a retail merchandiser in March, arranging products on store shelves around Glasgow to promote sales, when she decided she couldn’t risk exposing her mother to the coronavirus or handle child care for her two children by herself.

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said the state saw its largest Monday COVID-19 case increase.

Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to remain vigilant against COVID-19 after last week became the commonwealth’s highest seven-day period of new virus cases.