COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Madison County and Kentucky.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Thursday highlighted a warning from a top Trump administration health official in urging those resisting the COVID-19 vaccine to get the shots, as the delta variant causes a spike in coronavirus cases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell implored unvaccinated Americans Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shot, issuing a stark and grave warning of a repeat of last year's rising caseloads and shutdowns if people refuse to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday stressed a grassroots approach to increasing Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination rate, saying “person-to-person conversations” promoting the shots are crucial as the more infectious delta variant causes “concerning signs.”
FRANKFORT (AP) — Patricia Short, a Lexington area woman, still can't believe she won the $1 million prize at the Kentucky's first ‘Shot at a Million Vaccine’ Incentive Drawing. Joined by other winners of the lottery at a news briefing in Kentucky’s capitol Friday, she encouraged Kentuckians …
FRANKFORT (AP) — Almost all coronavirus cases reported in Kentucky during the last four weeks have been in unvaccinated residents, the state’s public health commissioner, Dr. Stephen Stack, announced Thursday. Roughly 99% of those hospitalized were also unvaccinated.
FRANKFORT (AP) — The number of Kentuckians vying for lucrative prizes tied to getting the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he prepared to end most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky joined the giveaway bonanza Friday to entice more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with Gov. Andy Beshear offering $1 million prizes and college scholarships.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky ushered in the Memorial Day holiday weekend by relaxing pandemic-related limits on crowd sizes as the COVID-19 vaccination rate continues climbing above 2 million residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlikely possibility that the origins of the virus trace to Chinese lab.
The Madison County Health Department has partnered with Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. and the Kentucky National Guard to host a two-day drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky will reopen its prisons to visitors starting next month as the COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen among inmates, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated.
Gov. Andy Beshear gave a pandemic pep talk for Kentucky's students Tuesday, saying their willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine empowers them to help "overcome a challenge that we adults can't do on our own.”
Gov. Andy Beshear called on Kentucky's students Tuesday to take the COVID-19 shots, saying their help is crucial to “overcome a challenge that we adults can't do on our own.”
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related capacity restrictions, as well as the state’s mask mandate, will largely end on June 11, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Kentuckians aged 18 and up who get their first or second dose at a participating Kroger or Walmart can now receive a coupon for a Kentucky lottery ticket.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced the next phase of relaxing coronavirus-related restrictions and said he hopes to remove any remaining capacity limits this summer.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Monday that he will consider relaxing more coronavirus-related restrictions before the state reaches a key vaccination target.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentuckians have “more options than ever” to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday as the state reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentuckians will no longer be required to wear masks at outdoor events with fewer than 1,000 people, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in easing his rule to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
With the U.S. pause of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine stretched into a second week, authorities are weighing whether to resume the shots the way European regulators decided to — with warnings of a “very rare” risk.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Looking to reverse a slowdown in the COVID-19 vaccination rate, Kentucky officials are “working every angle" to increase the number of shots going into arms, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesdayy that COVID-19 isn't “going away on its own” in urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated as the state reported nearly 800 new virus cases and 13 more deaths.
Several changes are being made at the Baptist Health Richmond vaccine clinic located in the Perkins Building at Eastern Kentucky University.
Walk-in appointments are now available at Baptist Health clinics for COVID-19 vaccinations, including the Richmond location at the EKU Perkins Building.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional virus-related deaths on Friday, along with a slightly higher rate of positive cases.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court has agreed to take up the Democratic governor's challenge of Republican-backed laws aimed at limiting his authority to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky has enough COVID-19 vaccine on hand to make big inroads toward achieving an inoculation benchmark tied to lifting capacity limits at most of its businesses and venues, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag Tuesday when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the rollout.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's governor stood aside and let a bill become law that protects an array of businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. But he warned Monday that the measure is likely to draw a court challenge.
The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) is pausing use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine per guidance from the FDA, CDC, and Kentucky Department for Public Health.
FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky will adhere to a pause in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday as he urged people to sign up for the other vaccination options.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear offered an incentive Monday for accelerating the pace for COVID-19 vaccinations, saying he will lift capacity restrictions at most venues and businesses once 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first shot.
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.
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- Low case numbers, BHR takes walk-ins for vaccines
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- Kentucky Supreme Court to hear coronavirus-related cases
- One new COVID-19 death, numbers stay low
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- Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st
- Bill shielding businesses from COVID lawsuits becomes law
- MCHD halts J&J vaccine
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- Kentucky governor sets goal to lift capacity restrictions
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- High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship
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- Beshear urges vigilance as weekly COVID-19 cases increase
- One new death, county returns to yellow zone
- COVID-19 Memorial Day declared
- EKU, BHR open vaccine site to third and final phase
- Incident rate, deaths increase slightly
- Kentucky coronavirus death toll reaches 6,000
- Beshear touts spending relief funds on hurting Kentuckians
- Madison County sees decrease rate, becomes 'yellow zone'
- Madison County Board of Education approves purchase of land for $1.7 million
- UPDATE: Electric restored in Berea
- Madison County approves Moberly Road zone change
- Richmond man charged with rape of a minor
- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife provides update about bird illness investigation
- Richmond man charged with manslaughter after dead body found
- Richmond could approve zone change for more housing
- Colleen Chaney selected as EKU’s Chief of Staff and Chief Communications Officer
- 'Not going away': Coroner updates court on increasing overdose numbers
- Woman allegedly drunk driving while infant was left alone in apartment