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More than 275,000 Kentuckians seek jobless aid in 3 weeks

More than 275,000 Kentuckians seek jobless aid in 3 weeks

Bill Stephens

April 9th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 275,000 Kentucky residents have filed for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks. The surge comes as the coronavirus pandemic causes widespread economic damage. The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that more than 117,000 Kentuckians filed unemployment claims last […]

GRDHD Reports 4 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 8 Recovered Cases

GRDHD Reports 4 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 8 Recovered Cases

Bill Stephens

April 9th, 2020

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On Thursday April 9, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 4 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 1 in Daviess County, 2 in Henderson County and 1 in Webster County. The total number of cases reported in the district is now 119. “It […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Keep Retail Workers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Keep Retail Workers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Bill Stephens

April 9th, 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect retail workers from exposure to coronavirus. Safety measures employers can implement to protect employees working in pharmacies, supermarkets, big […]

Gov. Beshear Says Strength, Resiliency Needed As COVID-19 Cases Grow

Gov. Beshear Says Strength, Resiliency Needed As COVID-19 Cases Grow

Bill Stephens

April 9th, 2020

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New orders limit shopping to one adult per household, ban door-to-door solicitationVisit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday urged Kentuckians to be resilient in the face of hardship and sacrifice made […]

GRDHD Reports 14 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 14 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

April 8th, 2020

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On Wednesday April 8, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 14 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 8 in Daviess County, 1 in Henderson County, 1 in McLean County, 1 in Ohio County, and 3 in Webster County. The total number of cases […]

ELECTION 2020-KENTUCKY SENATE

ELECTION 2020-KENTUCKY SENATE

Bill Stephens

April 8th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath raised substantially more campaign cash than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the first three months of 2020. McConnell’s campaign on Tuesday reported raising nearly $7.5 million in the quarter. A few hours later, McGrath upped the ante. […]

Gov. Beshear Highlights Need for Continued Fight against COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Highlights Need for Continued Fight against COVID-19

Bill Stephens

April 8th, 2020

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State reports largest daily jump with 147 new cases; Actions taken to protect vulnerable stressedVisit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky.(April 7, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear Tuesday put a spotlight on the need for the continued fight against the […]

Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

Bill Stephens

April 8th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he has recovered from the coronavirus. The Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that he has started volunteering at a hospital in his hometown in Bowling Green. Paul tested positive for the virus in March. He became the […]

CARDINALS ACADEMIC PROGRAM OFFERS AT HOME ACTIVITIES

CARDINALS ACADEMIC PROGRAM OFFERS AT HOME ACTIVITIES

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2020

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CAP offers selected resources for students with an incentive for a free museum visit ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 7, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that selected activities from their award-winning Cardinals Academic Program (CAP) will be offered online at cardinals.com/cap for students […]

GRDHD Reports 6 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 6 Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2020

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On Tuesday April 7, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 6 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases – 5 in Daviess County and 1 in Henderson County. The total number of cases reported in the district is now 101. “In the days and weeks […]

McConnell reports his best fundraising quarter ever

McConnell reports his best fundraising quarter ever

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has raised nearly $7.5 million in the first three months of 2020. His campaign said Tuesday it’s the best fundraising performance for the Kentucky Republican since he entered the Senate in the mid-1980s. McConnell flexed his […]

Gov. Beshear Issues Urgent Call for PPE Donations in COVID-19 Fight

Gov. Beshear Issues Urgent Call for PPE Donations in COVID-19 Fight

Bill Stephens

April 7th, 2020

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Fourteen more Kentuckians deceased related to COVID-19Visit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday made a call to action for any person, organization or business that can donate more personal protective equipment […]

Gov. Beshear Implores All Kentuckians to Follow Guidance, Stay Home in COVID-19 Fight

Gov. Beshear Implores All Kentuckians to Follow Guidance, Stay Home in COVID-19 Fight

Bill Stephens

April 6th, 2020

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Governor said he would take further action to crack down if necessaryVisit the Governor’s Facebook page to watch today’s news conference FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday said there will be a need to crack down on those who continue […]

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

Bill Stephens

April 5th, 2020

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NEW YORK (AP) — Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services — a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic. Law enforcement officials in Florida, […]

Some Kentucky churches plan to gather, despite virus orders

Some Kentucky churches plan to gather, despite virus orders

Bill Stephens

April 5th, 2020

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky churches are still planning to hold in-person church services this weekend, despite statewide orders that ban mass gatherings. Louisville preacher Jack Roberts tells The Courier-Journal that he would go to jail and court rather than pay a fine for […]