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Governor Andy Beshear says the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in west Kentucky is in Lyon County. During a press conference Tuesday, Beshear said the affected person is a 69-year-old man. 

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  Staff from regional hospitals, judge-executives and school district superintendents from across the Pennyrile region met Thursday in Lyon County to learn more about how to prepare for the Coronavirus.

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Kentucky health officials say they are seeing a spike in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses this year, much of that is to do with public awareness.

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Pennyrile District Health Department director Allison Beshear is leaving at the end of April. 

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A recent indoor air quality study in Caldwell County shows county workplaces have a high level of fine particle air pollution from secondhand smoke, 1.6 times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for outdoor air. The air pollution was also 2.8 times higher than Georgetown and 3.1 times higher than Lexington after implementation of their smoke-free laws