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Senate committee continues work on state budget

Budget bills for the three branches of Government in Kentucky continue to advance in the General Assembly, winning Senate committee approval on Tuesday. The Senate ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:07 am

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Record 5,732 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths reported

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a high number of COVID-19 related deaths, along with a daily record number of new cases on Wednesday. A total of ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:47 am

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Elevated numbers, governor reminds of ‘fragile progress’

Gov. Andy Beshear released his final COVID-19 report of the year on Wednesday and urged Kentuckians to use caution when celebrating the New Year and ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:10 pm

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Harmon tests positive for COVID one day after receiving vaccine

One of Kentucky’s Constitutional officers is in self-isolation after he and his wife both tested positive for COVID-19. State Auditor Mike Harmon, who was one ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:13 pm

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How federal legislation breaks down for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear outlined on Tuesday how the new federal COVID relief act passed by Congress will impact Kentucky. During his final scheduled press briefing ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:24 am

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State installing energy-saving lighting along roadways

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Finance and Administration Cabinet have launched an initiative to replace thousands of roadway lighting fixtures across the state with ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:19 am

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Kentucky reports 5,309 COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths after Christmas

Kentucky saw its second-highest daily number of COVID-19 related deaths on Christmas Eve, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Saturday, while releasing three days’ worth of ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, December 28, 2020 7:47 am

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Long-term care residents, employees getting vaccine

With more shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine arriving in Kentucky, protecting the state’s long-term care residents and employees began on Monday.  Last week saw frontline ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, December 21, 2020 2:45 pm

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Louisville, Lexington band together saying no to KU rate hike

The state’s two largest cities are joining together to intervene before the Kentucky Public Service Commission in a rate hike request sought by Kentucky Utilities ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:37 pm

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Shot in the arm: Healthcare professionals get first vaccines

Five University of Louisville healthcare professionals were the first people in Kentucky to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Andy Beshear, who was ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:00 am

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