The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) has distributed its current supply of COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday afternoon.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky will ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations by partnering with Kroger to create inoculation centers that will expand the groups of people receiving shots, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.

"We did a U-turn and stomped on the accelerator," the Madison County Health Department tweeted when they reported their second single-highest day of case numbers since the pandemic began.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Graffiti proclaiming COVID-19 as a fraud was spray-painted on the home mailbox of Kentucky's top public health official in an action that Gov. Andy Beshear denounced Monday as an attempt to “create fear.”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Protesters placed signs outside Kentucky's Capitol calling for the governor's impeachment as state lawmakers opened their 2021 session Tuesday. Another sign declared: "Make hanging traitors great again," months after the governor was hanged in effigy for his COVID-19 re…

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky will pick up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Andy Beshear pledged Monday as he announced more than 2,300 new coronavirus cases and 26 more virus-related deaths.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was “crashing down” told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people’s DNA, according to court documents released Monday.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police he was building bombs in an RV trailer at his residence, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. But…

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor has made a pointed plea for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, saying the larger direct payments would pump an extra $5 billion into the state's virus-damaged economy.

DENVER (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus that may be more contagious has been found in a Colorado man who had not been traveling, triggering a host of questions about how the first U.S. case of the new version showed up in the Rocky Mountain state.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative approach of loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear implored Kentuckians to avoid large New Year's Eve gatherings, calling it a small sacrifice to slow the spread of the coronavirus as he announced nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats' push to immediately bring President Donald Trump's demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks up for a vote, saying the chamber would “begin a process” to address the issue.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky hopes to begin the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations targeting emergency responders, educators and people 70 and older at the start of February, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pandemic aid secured, Congress turned Monday to confront the White House on additional year-end priorities after President Donald Trump reluctantly signed a $2 trillion-plus COVID-19 relief and federal spending package that will provide relief for millions of Americans.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A common adage holds that you can't outrun your past, but Chris Page's accomplishments as a business owner and community leader show he has been able to leave his earlier life in the dust.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump late Tuesday threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive pandemic relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty, suddenly demanding changes fellow Republicans have opposed.

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Though most people who protect themselves with a coronavirus vaccine will never develop serious side effects, such rare cases are barred from federal court and instead steered to an obscure program with a record of seldom paying claims.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday expressed empathy with struggling families and applauded Congress for passing the coronavirus relief bill as the nation deals with a COVID-19 surge that’s casting a shadow over the Christmas holiday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — Facing a continued surge of new cases of COVID-19, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday that the state's residents should remain vigilant in following social distancing through the Christmas holiday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a key issue proving difficult to resolve, a midnight government shutdown loomed ominously closer Friday though congressional negotiators seemed tantalizingly close to agreement on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. An air of exhausted frustration i…

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FRANKFORT (KT) — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville man, after someone reportedly opened fire on Louisville Police and Kentucky National Guardsmen, has determined a bullet from a Guardsman’s weapon caused the fatal wound.

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In efforts to limit the continuing spread of the coronavirus, patients, family members, visitors, staff and vendors must wear a face mask at all times while in the Baptist Health Richmond location.

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HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Kentucky is increasing visitor access and services this week with guidance from government health officials about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Madison County received a $58,008 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday to aid in the coronavirus response effort.

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For weeks Samantha Clarke calmly listened to the insults and threats directed daily at her and her employees by people who learned they couldn't enter the Modesto, California, store without wearing a mask and following other coronavirus-related rules.

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NEW YORK (AP) — With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

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Because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Richmond Parks and Recreation has transformed its annual summer camp program to an at-home summer camp.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday the Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation, an arm of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), will receive $1,805,649 to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 9-month-old who tested positive for COVID-19 was among eight more people whose deaths were related to the coronavirus in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that he has reached agreement with top lawmakers on adjusting state transportation spending without a special legislative session.

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Calling it a "very difficult budget situation to be in," in light of global pandemic, Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley and the city's council approved the first reading of the 2021 fiscal year budget.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Kentucky food banks have seen a 30% increase in use according to Ryan Quarles, the state’s agriculture commissioner.


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