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Gov. Andy Beshear signs executive order mandating masks be worn in public

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he has signed an executive order mandating that masks be worn in public. During a press conference held Thursday afternoon, Beshear said the order will go into effect at 5 p.m. Friday. All customers at retail establishments, grocery...

Three new COVID–19 cases confirmed in Laurel County Friday

Laurel County Health Department reported three new COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the active total to 11. “All three of today’s cases are recovering at home,” officials stated in the announcement posted on the health department’s Facebook page. To date, Laurel County has...

Beshear urges people to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing in Corbin

For the third press briefing in a row Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear again mentioned Corbin during his daily 5 p.m. COVID-19 press briefing. Beshear is encouraging southeastern Kentucky residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing that Kroger will be doing with...
Posted On 11 May 2020

Governor again encourages Corbin residents on Saturday to take advantage of free May 12-14 COVID-19 testing

For the second day in a row Saturday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear again mentioned Corbin during his daily 5 p.m. COVID-19 press briefing. Beshear is encouraging southeastern Kentucky residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing that Kroger will be doing with drive-thru...
Posted On 09 May 2020

Governor sets reopening dates for businesses

During his daily press briefing Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced opening dates for various types of businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, campgrounds and childcare. Restaurants will be allowed to reopen on May 22 at 30 percent capacity along with...
Posted On 07 May 2020

Gov. Beshear commutes sentence of Whitley County man, who trashed church

A Whitley County man, who is a twice convicted felon and has damaged not one but two houses of worship, was one of 352 state prisoners, whose sentences were commuted Friday by Gov. Andy Beshear due to COVID-19 concerns. Suffice it to say that the prosecutor and the arresting...
Posted On 01 May 2020

OpEd: Beshear’s veto of SB 9 unnecessarily divides in effort to save life

(OpEd by Richard Nelson, Hershael York, and Bob Russell) On Friday (April 24), we participated in a forum of pastors across Kentucky to discuss the church’s response to the pandemic and how to honor Gov. Beshear, even when we may disagree on policy directives. The...
Posted On 01 May 2020
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Gov. Beshear announces closure of Cumberland Falls State Park and Natural Bridge State Park

During his daily briefing Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he was ordering the closure of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Natural Bridge State Resort Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve had to make the tough decision to close Natural...
Posted On 09 Apr 2020

Disability rights advocates ask governor to make sure those with disabilities have equal access to healthcare

Disability rights advocates are asking Governor Andy Beshear to help make sure Kentuckians with disabilities have equal access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, a client-directed disability rights agency, along with individuals with...
Posted On 09 Apr 2020
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Gov. Beshear recommends schools stay closed until May 1 in COVID-19 fight

Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Thursday that school districts statewide extend the suspension of in-person instruction until at least May 1 in the latest intensification of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Governor spoke earlier in...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020
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