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GOP lawmakers in Kentucky assume lead role in fighting COVID

Bill Stephens

August 25th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A landmark court decision has largely shifted responsibility for the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear to Republicans in control of the legislature. Now the lawmakers will have to own it, after watching from the sidelines […]

YADIER MOLINA AGREES TO 2022 CONTRACT

Bill Stephens

August 25th, 2021

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PREMIER FRANCHISE PLAYER TO RETURN FOR 19TH SEASON AS A CARDINAL ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 24, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with premier franchise catcher Yadier Molina on a one-year contract for the 2022 season.  Financial terms were not disclosed. “On […]

AAA: Gas Prices Tumble in Western Kentucky as Crude Prices Drop Substantially

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2021

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Gas prices in West Central Kentucky are nine cents lower this week at $2.807, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Central KY Average                       $2.807Average price during the week of August […]

16th ANNUAL PURINA POOCHES IN THE BALLPARK GAME RETURNS ON OCT. 2

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2021

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Limited Amount of All-Inclusive Tickets on Sale Now at cardinals.com/pooches ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 23, 2021 – It’s time again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium when the team takes on the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, October 2, as part of […]

Gov. Beshear to Kentuckians: This Week, Celebrate Health Care Heroes

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2021

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Gov. Beshear also announces record numbers of Kentuckians with COVID-19 who are hospitalized, admitted to the ICU and on ventilators FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear visited health care heroes at the Franklin County Health Department and signed a proclamation to recognize […]

Kentucky: Record numbers of COVID patients in hospitals

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor says the state has been hit with record numbers of COVID-19 patients in hospitals and intensive care. Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday more than 20 hospitals face critical staffing shortages. He announced nearly 2,600 new virus cases and 17 […]

COVID policies now up to Kentucky lawmakers: governor

Bill Stephens

August 23rd, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic governor is shifting the burden of combating the COVID-19 pandemic to Republican lawmakers after a court cleared the way for limits on his emergency powers. Gov. Andy Beshear made the comments in a Monday interview with WKYT-TV. He says […]

Beshear critics vow to work with the governor to fight the pandemic

Bill Stephens

August 23rd, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Top Republican leaders in Kentucky are promising to work with Gov. Andy Beshear to fight COVID-19. Their vow comes after the state’s high court cleared the way for new limits on the Democratic governor’s emergency powers. Beshear’s allies say they’ll be […]

Ellis Park statement on receiving-barn fire.

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2021

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Indications are all horses were rescued; racing canceled today HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021) — Ellis Park has canceled racing and training today after the track’s receiving barn was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. According to Ellis Park General Manager Jeff Inman, no humans […]

Kentucky gov suffers legal defeat in combating COVID surge

Bill Stephens

August 22nd, 2021

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky governor’s efforts to aggressively combat COVID-19 have suffered a landmark legal defeat. The state’s high court on Saturday cleared the way for laws reining in his emergency powers to take effect. The state Supreme Court ordered a lower court […]

Former Kentucky lawmaker dies after battling COVID infection

Bill Stephens

August 20th, 2021

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Former Kentucky lawmaker Brent Yonts has died after battling a COVID-19 infection. He was 72. Yonts sponsored mine-safety legislation and led a key House committee. The Muhlenberg County Democrat was first elected to the Kentucky House in 1996. He served in the House until his […]

CARDINALS ACTIVATE MIKOLAS FROM INJURED LIST; RYAN HELSLEY TO 10-DAY I.L. WITH RIGHT ELBOW INJURY

Bill Stephens

August 20th, 2021

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ST. LOUIS, MO., August 20, 2021 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have activated right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the 60-day Injured List, and he will draw the start tonight in the team’s series opener against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals also announced that right-handed reliever Ryan […]

2021 BUSCH STADIUM HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS #10

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2021

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Tuesday, August 17—Wednesday, August 25 ST. LOUIS, Mo., August 17, 2021 – After completing a perfect 6-0 road trip, the Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for eight games over a nine-day stretch starting with a three-games versus the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers (August 17-19), followed by […]

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack: Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Recommended for Immunocompromised Kentuckians

Bill Stephens

August 17th, 2021

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Pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions in Kentucky reach record high FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced record pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions, and Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, announced that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech […]

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Joins National Effort to Prevent Impaired Driving During Labor Day Holiday

Bill Stephens

August 16th, 2021

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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” runs Aug. 18 – Sept. 6 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2021) – This Labor Day weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement across the nation […]