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Tom Latek, Author at The Advocate-Messenger

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State’s sees COVID death toll pass 8,100

Kentucky saw its fourth-highest daily total of new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 49 more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the virus, pushing ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 am

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90 school districts have already adopted own mask mandates

During the recent special session, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted legislation preventing the Kentucky Board of Education and the governor from establishing mask mandates in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:55 am

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COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:17 am

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310 more Ky. National Guard soldiers deployed to 21 hospitals

The Kentucky National Guard has expanded its hospital support mission by activating 310 additional guard members in non-clinical logistical roles to 21 more hospitals across ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, September 13, 2021 6:30 am

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State’s positivity rate hits 14% for first time

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentuckians testing positive for COVID-19 rose above 14% for the first time Wednesday. Gov. Andy Beshear announced 4,468 cases of the ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:46 am

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Bill banning mask mandate in schools passes second time around

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A House bill that would ban a mask mandate in schools failed in the House Education Committee by one vote early ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:41 am

COVID-19

Incentives motivate people, not mandates, says Stivers

Saying “encouragement is one thing, mandates are another,” Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, announced a local plan to incentivize people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:15 am

agriculture

Farmers can apply for ag exemption numbers

The Kentucky Department of Revenue is now accepting applications from eligible farmers for new agriculture exemption numbers, designed to protect the sales and use tax ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, August 27, 2021 11:11 am

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Ky. National Guard cuts some training because of ‘funding shortage’

The Kentucky National Guard is scaling back some training activities this month, due in part to expenses incurred while deployed to the U.S. Capitol following ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:41 am

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Mask or no mask for students? Debate rages on

The chairman of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday weighed in on the issue of whether students should be required to wear masks as classes ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:27 am

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