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Gov. Beshear Announces 80 Red Zone Counties, 2,318 New Cases

Gov. Beshear Announces 80 Red Zone Counties, 2,318 New Cases

Bill Stephens

November 6th, 2020

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Governor waives alcohol fees to support service industry as virus surges across state, nation FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2020) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 80 red zone counties, 12 more than were listed last week. He reminded Kentuckians that this is the most dangerous period […]

Trump carries Kentucky; McConnell, representatives reelected

Trump carries Kentucky; McConnell, representatives reelected

Bill Stephens

November 4th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has won Kentucky in his bid for reelection, and his main ally on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has been reelected to a seventh term in Kentucky. In the House, Republican incumbents Andy Barr in the […]

Gov. Beshear: Virus Continues to Surge Across Commonwealth

Gov. Beshear: Virus Continues to Surge Across Commonwealth

Bill Stephens

November 4th, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2020) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentuckians should be alarmed by the surge of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and renew their commitment to stop the spread of this disease before the crisis escalates further. “It continues to be a […]

Kentucky police head resigns after report on old training

Kentucky police head resigns after report on old training

Bill Stephens

November 3rd, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The head of Kentucky State Police is stepping down days after a report surfaced about old training materials the agency used that encouraged cadets to be “ruthless” and quoted Adolf Hitler. Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokeswoman Morgan Hall said […]

Henderson Christmas Parade canceled for 2020

Henderson Christmas Parade canceled for 2020

Bill Stephens

November 3rd, 2020

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HENDERSON, Ky. - Out of safety concerns for volunteers, participants and spectators alike, the Henderson Merchants' Annual Invitational Christmas Parade will not take place this year. The parade, hosted by the Henderson Shrine Club and supported by local donors, typically takes place the first Saturday […]

EXPLAINER: Long lines to vote on Election Day aren’t unusual

EXPLAINER: Long lines to vote on Election Day aren’t unusual

Bill Stephens

November 3rd, 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Long voting lines on Election Day aren’t unusual or necessarily a sign of nefarious activity. Many factors contribute, including heavier-than-expected turnout, too few or malfunctioning voting machines, or poll workers who don’t show up for their assignments. A new factor this year […]

McConnell-McGrath Senate race headlines Kentucky ballot

McConnell-McGrath Senate race headlines Kentucky ballot

Bill Stephens

November 3rd, 2020

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Mitch McConnell is seeking a seventh Senate term as his race against Democrat Amy McGrath headlines Kentucky’s election. McConnell is the Senate majority leader and the chief congressional ally of President Donald Trump. Topping Tuesday’s ballot is the presidential race […]

Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Take Urgent Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Take Urgent Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Bill Stephens

November 3rd, 2020

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Governor launches 100% virtual press conference format to better protect Capitol staff, media FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said all Kentuckians need to act now to stop a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the commonwealth’s health care system and force […]

THE WOMEN’S HOSPITAL RECEIVES PERINATAL CENTER DESIGNATION

THE WOMEN’S HOSPITAL RECEIVES PERINATAL CENTER DESIGNATION

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2020

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The Women’s Hospital has been designated as a Perinatal Center by the ISDH. This designation establishes The Women’s Hospital as a leader in providing care to women and infants in Indiana and the Tri-State area. This designation recognizes The Women’s Hospital’s ability to provide advanced […]

Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Take Urgent Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Beshear Calls on Kentuckians to Take Urgent Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2020

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Governor launches 100% virtual press conference format to better protect Capitol staff, media FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2020) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said all Kentuckians need to act now to stop a COVID-19 surge that could overwhelm the commonwealth’s health care system and force […]

GRDHD Reports 100 Additional COVID-19 Cases

GRDHD Reports 100 Additional COVID-19 Cases

Bill Stephens

November 2nd, 2020

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GRDHD Reports 100 Additional COVID-19 Cases On Monday, November 2, 2020 the Green River District Health Department (GRDHD) reported 100 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases with 42 in Daviess County, 3 in Hancock County, 27 in Henderson County, 3 in McLean County, 10 in Ohio County, […]

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST MONDAY…

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST MONDAY…

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2020

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The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 8 AM CST Monday. The Freeze Watch is no longer in effect. * WHAT...Temperatures in the middle 20s to around 30 Sunday night into […]

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Must Take Action as Cases, Hospitalizations Rise

Gov. Beshear: Kentuckians Must Take Action as Cases, Hospitalizations Rise

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the second highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Today’s case numbers are also the highest ever reported on a Saturday. “This is now the single largest week of new COVID-19 […]

Kentucky lawmakers plan for another COVID-impacted session

Kentucky lawmakers plan for another COVID-impacted session

Bill Stephens

November 1st, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers preparing for an action-packed session next year will have some basic operational challenges to overcome because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky is now being hit by its worst outbreak since the pandemic began. The legislature convenes in early January. […]

Kentucky asks federal government for more unemployment funds

Kentucky asks federal government for more unemployment funds

Bill Stephens

October 31st, 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have asked the federal government for more funds to cover payments to thousands of people who have appealed the state’s denial of supplemental unemployment payments. If approved, state officials say the funds would cover more than 6,163 people who […]