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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor urged counties hardest-hit by the COVID-19 surge to take stricter steps to contain the spread as the state's record-setting pace of virus cases continued Monday.
Democrat Amy McGrath made a closing pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum that took place as her Republican opponent in Kentucky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — basked in the confirmation of another conservative to the Supreme Court.
Things are slowly starting to shift to normal when it comes to education in Madison County as students begin filtering back into local schools through phases.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's Republican state treasurer urged lawmakers on Thursday to put restrictions on the Democratic governor's ability to take executive action in an emergency.
RICHMOND — The City of Richmond was awarded $52,000 from the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) as part of its Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program CARES Act Funding.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same core problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from…
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The moratorium on disconnecting utilities for nonpayment is ending in Kentucky, but relief funds are being designated to help when residents are at risk of having services cut off during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.
In the age of COVID-19, schools are finding it hard to balance their need to keep students safe while also addressing the need for social interaction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickly moving past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus relief before the election, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her Senate Republican rivals and President Donald Trump proving durable despite the glaring needs of the country.
As the holiday season approaches, the Richmond Fire Department is asking for the community's assistance in order to help others.
When Richard Stone, 67, returned home from the hospital after successfully winning his battle with COVID-19, he knew his road to recovery was still going to be a long one.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's surging coronavirus outbreak reached another high Wednesday with more than 1,300 new cases, the governor said, calling that a “shock to the system" and an incentive for stepped-up compliance with the health guidelines intended to bring the pandemic under control.
The city of Richmond has recently received $2.5 million in reimbursements for expenses related to COVID-19. The Kentucky Department for Local Government approved Richmond's application and administered the funds for reimbursement.
Nearly 700 children in Madison County are in need of a bed, according to Cindy Thornsberry, President of the Richmond chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported 14 more coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday in Kentucky and expressed concerns about increased hospitalizations caused by a recent surge in the outbreak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he's scheduling a procedural vote on a GOP COVID-19 relief bill next week, saying aid to hard-hit businesses shouldn't be held up by gridlock involving other aid proposals.
As a unique birthday present to herself, Madison County Attorney Jennie Haymond said she was delighted to have the opportunity to vote on the first day of in-person absentee voting.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor said Monday that he kept up a busy work schedule despite being confined to the governor's mansion after being around someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.
As the sun set on the city of Richmond Thursday evening, something heavier set in the hearts of local officials as they read aloud the names of 48 individuals who had died from domestic abuse.
In partnership with area high schools in Corbin and Manchester, the locations of its regional campuses, Eastern Kentucky University is offering free, outdoor guest Wi-Fi and indoor, desktop internet to students who can't otherwise access broadband internet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is boosting its offer in up-and-down COVID-19 aid talks Friday in hopes of an agreement before Election Day, even as President Donald Trump's most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Congress is unlikely to deliver relief by then.
BEREA — The Child Development Lab (CDL) at Berea College was closed Friday after the school announced three positive COVID-19 test results, including two employees and one child of an employee at the facility.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky reported 11 more coronavirus-related deaths and nearly 900 new cases Thursday as the governor kept urging people to wear masks to help stop the state's escalating outbreak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday credited an experimental drug treatment with helping his recovery from COVID-19 and suggested his diagnosis could be a “blessing in disguise" in the nation's battle against the pandemic. But there is no way for the president or his doctor…
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence defended the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 210,000 Americans Wednesday night, while his Democratic challenger, Kamala Harris, condemned “the greatest failure of any presidential administratio…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he would skip next week's debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after organizers said it would be held virtually because of health concerns, further disrupting the president's efforts to shift focus away from a virus that has killed m…
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky day care facilities will receive a one-time grant of $130 per child from federal coronavirus funds to help pay wages and other expenses, a state official said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump remained out of sight for a second day Wednesday recovering from COVID-19, but he returned to work in the Oval Office and made his presence known on social media as he tweeted broadsides against Democrats and pushed lawmakers to take up piecemeal econ…
The Madison County Health Department is moving to a new Contact Tracing and Tracking system (CTT) for reporting COVID-19 case counts across the state as required by the commonwealth of Kentucky.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor said Tuesday he extended his mask mandate for another 30 days and promised stricter enforcement as the state struggles with surging numbers of coronavirus cases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abandoned COVID-19 relief talks on Tuesday, saying they won't resume until after the election. The move came as the chairman of the Federal Reserve said that further fiscal intervention is needed to prevent the economy from spiraling downward.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday that a tentative recovery from the pandemic recession could falter unless the federal government supplies additional economic support.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he was receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. He immediately ignited a new controversy by declaring that despite his illness the nati…
FRANKFORT (AP) — Now that he’s become infected with the coronavirus, President Donald Trump needs to set a “better example” during the pandemic, and he should start by always wearing a mask in public, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.
With the general election around the corner and mail-in voting already taking place, Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger said handling this election is just like raising a baby.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.
Since he has served in the position of County Judge Executive of Madison County, Reagan Taylor said expanded, rural broadband infrastructure is something that has been on his mind.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's daily count of new coronavirus cases Wednesday surpassed 1,000 for a second straight day for the first time, offering more proof the state is being hit by an escalating outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Richmond Raceway roared back into action on Saturday with an incredibly busy card of racing.
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.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Health officials in Kentucky's largest city are urging protesters to get tested for the coronavirus.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Another big spike in cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky was reported Thursday at Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press briefing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Day use recreation sites at Daniel Boone National Forest are reopening after being temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Kentucky food banks have seen a 30% increase in use according to Ryan Quarles, the state’s agriculture commissioner.
Coronavirus cases showed a big drop on Sunday, but jumped again on Monday to a number similar to the elevated numbers seen near the end of last week. Prior to the elevation in numbers late last week, the state had seen a downward trend for almost two weeks.
- McConnell slates October revote on GOP COVID relief plan
- 'We want to get it right': Early voting begins in Madison County
- Kentucky governor says he had busy work day in quarantine
- Berea Food Bank to distribute food boxes
- Safety Net: Hope's Wings reaches out to help
- EKU regional campuses to offer free Wi-Fi
- White House ups offer in virus aid before talks with Pelosi
- Berea College closes Child Development Laboratory due to COVID-19 cases
- Ninth COVID-19 related death
- Kentucky reports 11 more coronavirus-related deaths
- Trump hails experimental treatment for his virus recovery
- Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice presidential debate
- Trump vows not to participate in virtual debate with Biden
- Kentucky child care facilities to receive grant for expenses
- Trump, out of sight, tweets up storm, says he 'feels great'
- Madison County Health Department changes COVID-19 case counting method
- Kentucky governor extends mask mandate amid COVID-19 surge
- No trick, just treat: Trick-or-Treating still on for Madison County
- Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election
- Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery
- Trump returns to White House
- Cases continue to surge across the state
- How to: Voting in Madison County
- Richmond Public Works under quarantine
- BHR kicks off Paint the Town Pink
- President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19
- Eighth COVID-19 related death
- Judge Taylor and Rep. Barr work to expand broadband infrastructure
- Kentucky surpasses 1,000 virus cases for 2nd straight day
- US layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid
- Kentucky reports second-highest daily number of virus cases
- Trump urges governors to employ rapid coronavirus tests
- Gov. Beshear warns of complacency amid surge in virus cases
- BHR to kickoff 12th annual Paint the Town Pink
- US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools
- Berea Circuit Clerk Office closes
- Seven locations named for Election Day voting
- 75.5 tons of chemical agent destroyed
- Baptist Health holds successful recognition
- School Board approves working budget
- BREAKING: Glenn Jackson released from MCDC
- 'The change has come:' City of Richmond revises personnel policy
- Welcome to Berea: City welcomes 175 new jobs through Hitachi factory
- Breaking ground in Berea: AppHarvest announces second site in Madison County
- Five new COVID-19 deaths reported
- One last look into my father's eyes
- ELECTION 2020: Kentucky Democrats outpace Republicans in absentee voting
- Madison County joins AppHarvest
- Goforth receives two complaints for misconduct and ethics
- 'Despicable': Local voters respond to Ashley Goforth letter of endorsement