WILLIAMSBURG – Gov. Andy Beshear joined community leaders to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Cumberland Mint, the historical horse racing track extension being built in Williamsburg off Exit 11.

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CORBIN — Corbin native and America's first blind football player Travis Freeman shared his story of overcoming challenges and spreading the message of hope to attendees of the 2021 SOAR Summit at the Corbin Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The University of Louisville has opened a 10,000-square-foot space dedicated to research, education and collaboration in automation and robotics on the University of Louisville campus, known as the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute, or LARRI.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, has launched a new tool to help veterans, military families and their caregivers explore healthcare options available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – For the first time during the month of October, the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky was significantly below 1,000 on Monday as the number of deaths continues to decline.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The summer spike in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant continues to lose steam in Kentucky as the number of new cases, positivity rate, red zone counties and hospitalizations all declined through the end of the workweek.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With wildfires raging in the western United States, Kentuckians are reminded that as the state entered its fall forest fire hazard season on October 1, their actions can make a big difference in the number and severity of fires in the commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky use $400 million in federal pandemic relief assistance to provide bonuses next year for beleaguered health-care staff and other frontline workers who provided essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Every October, the Bluegrass State breaks into reds, oranges and yellows as Mother Nature prepares for winter. With the many forests Kentucky has to offer, the state is one of the best places in the nation to observe the transition of summer into autumn. 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Ford Motor Company, already a large employer in Kentucky, will be hiring even more in the future, as the company announced Monday evening it is building two facilities in Hardin County to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, creating 5,000 new jobs.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said on Monday that he saw some encouragement in the latest COVID-19 numbers in Kentucky, while emphasizing he still wants to wait to ensure there is a trend.“We are not only plateauing, but we may be seeing a decrease,” he said during a Capitol press …

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, including its Louisville office, issued a rare Public Safety Alert on Monday, warning Americans of an alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Last week saw the third-highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said during a press briefing at the State Capitol on Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – 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 the total number of deaths in the state to more than 8,100.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Lawmakers passed a bill banning a statewide mask mandate in schools in favor of leaving the decisions to local districts during the special session that was completed Thursday, but it did not address mandatory vaccination. 

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state's worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just 90 adult intensive care beds are available in Kentucky as strained hospitals confront the surging delta variant of the virus, Gov. Andy Beshear reported Thursday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Legislation that would ban statewide mask mandates in Kentucky schools, while allowing local school boards the power to implement them, cleared the General Assembly during day three of the special session.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday that would tap into budget reserves to offer incentives potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars in hopes of landing mega-sized economic development projects.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky broke its record for COVID cases last week, Governor Andy Beshear said Tuesday. The Bluegrass state recorded 30,680 cases from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, and 13,005 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus cases over the past four days alone.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Hoping that the fifth time is the charm, a Kentucky lawmaker announced Thursday he will propose legislation for the 2022 General Assembly that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by July 2026.

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