Local COVID-19

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said an order signed last month to require face coverings for most Kentuckians in public spaces is working as the state works to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The Calloway County Health Department will be under new leadership effective Aug. 10 following the recent resignation of Public Health Director Amy Ferguson.


Kentucky Congressman James Comer held a telephone town hall meeting July 30. In the meeting Comer discussed the newest stimulus package and his hope for liability protection legislation for schools and businesses. He also announced his new position as the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee. 

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) has issued guidance for fall sports activities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Teams can begin holding practices August 24th and games will begin September 11th. 

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Gov. Andy Beshear says he will announce further steps on Monday to try to slow the spread of coronavirus in Kentucky. Beshear made the statement shortly after a meeting in which a White House coronavirus adviser recommended that the state close bars and reduce restaurant capacity.

Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s second highest daily number of COVID-19 cases to date. During the governor’s July 24 press conference he reported 797 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in Kentucky to 25,931. Beshear said his office will be watching case numbers over the weekend to determine his next steps.


The increase in mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 during the June 2020 primary election left some west Kentucky county clerks scrambling through their election day process and apprehensive of the much larger November election. 


As the coronavirus pandemic escalates in Kentucky and throughout the nation, public health departments remain on the frontline of prevention and education at the community level. With an unprecedented demand for services, some western Kentucky health departments are adjusting staffing levels to accommodate contact tracing and other virus-related services. 

Gov. Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said at a Wednesday press conference the commonwealth’s budget for the last fiscal year ended far ahead of projections offered by the Consensus Forecasting Group, a statutory committee tasked with determining revenue estimates for the state’s general and road funds. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed the commonwealth’s second-highest daily increase in coronavirus cases at a media briefing Tuesday.