Governor mandates mask wearing effective at 5 p.m. today (Friday)

Governor mandates mask wearing effective at 5 p.m. today (Friday)

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In an effort to get ahead of the rising number of cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear issued a statewide mask requirement Thursday that will be in place for at least 30 days. “It’s no longer voluntary, it’s mandatory,” Beshear said. “I’d hoped that we’d all be…Continue Reading

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Beshear moves up business re-opening schedule

Beshear moves up business re-opening schedule

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Kentucky Health News is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear moved up the date for Kentucky to…Continue Reading

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Beshear announces deal that would almost double testing in Ky.

Beshear announces deal that would almost double testing in Ky.

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Kentucky Health News is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Kentucky is doing better than most states at limiting spread…Continue Reading

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United Way of SOKY launches crises fund

United Way of SOKY launches crises fund

United Way of Southern Kentucky announced today that it has established a COVID-19 Community Response and Crisis Recovery Fund to support those affected by COVID-19 throughout the 10-county region. This fund will help the most vulnerable populations receive critical financial and social service support during this global crisis. Through partnership with local nonprofits, the goal of this fund is to relieve hardship for vulnerable…Continue Reading

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Local Coronavirus Updates

CDC ADVICE For the latest info on the COVID-19 outbreak in Kentucky, go to kycovid19.ky.gov. Thu Apr 2 3:00p: Gov. Beshear will recommend Kentucky schools remain closed until May 1st. Wed Apr 1 4:30p: Gov. Beshear announces grocery store workers can now receive the same emergency child care benefits that previously were extended to first…Continue Reading

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More Schools Close for Wednesday

More Schools Close for Wednesday

Barren County Schools has announced it will be closed for the remainder of the week. “Due to sub-zero wind chill readings between Minus-5 and Minus-10 on Wednesday along with declining attendance rates the decision has been made that we will be closed the remainder of this week,” the school district stated in a press release.…Continue Reading

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