FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Both the number of new cases of the coronavirus and Kentucky’s positivity rate dropped on Thursday, but the number of deaths rose into double digits.Gov. Andy Beshear said 628 new cases were reported to state health officials, down nearly 150 from Wednesday’s 776. Chil…
Testing is one of the few tools nursing homes have to keep the novel coronavirus out of their facilities, and the Trump administration has tried to help by sending them equipment to conduct tests that give quick results.
CORBIN — The Whitley County Health Department put out a public notice on Tuesday afternoon of a possible COVID-19 exposure at the south Corbin Kroger location.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - During Monday's COVID-19 briefing by Gov. Andy Beshear, new reporting requirements for students who test positive for COVID-19 were suggested.
More than half of Kentucky’s counties are in covid-19 danger zones defined by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and there were big increases last week in the state’s covid-19 death rate and the number of counties in the task force’s “red zone.”
Kentucky prisons have the third highest covid-19 death rate compared to death rates for the disease among the state's whole population, even after rates are adjusted for the sex, age, race and ethnicity of inmates, says a study from the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice.
The state reported 536 more cases of the novel coronavirus in Kentucky on Sunday, a day when case reports are usually low because of limited weekend reporting by testing laboratories.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - On a day that saw the most deaths due to the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear addressed Kentuckians on the pandemic.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A solemn wreath-laying ceremony took place in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday morning to mark the death of more than 1,000 Kentuckians due to the coronavirus.
CORBIN — The Whitley County Health Department and a local restaurant have given notice that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and those who have dined there may have been exposed to the virus.
FRANKFORT – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and marked the solemn milestone of losing more than 1,000 Kentuckians in the global pandemic.
Laurel County topped the 600 mark of coronavirus cases last week and confirmed its sixth coronavirus-related death on Friday and seventh death on Tuesday. The sixth death was that of a 72-year-old resident, while the seventh was a 36-year-old female.
Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the state Department for Public Health, has become a familiar face to many Kentuckians during the covid-19 pandemic, but he has offered the public little information about himself and how he's dealt with it—until now.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Wednesday saw another day of more than 800 new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky, along with a near-record number of deaths.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - As has been the case in recent weeks, the number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky dropped significantly on Monday and the positivity rate also saw a decline.
In wide swaths of Kentucky, tracing the contacts of people with the coronavirus is no longer preventing its spread, because the spread has become too wide. Instead, it is, at best, slowing the disease rate.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- While Sunday saw a huge drop in new cases of the coronavirus from Saturday’s 825, the fourth-highest single-day total, the number of cases in Kentucky has now topped the 48,000 mark and deaths have reached 930.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- Gov. Andy Beshear reported one of the state’s largest number of new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The trend continues of higher number of new cases of the coronavirus later in the week as 775 were reported to state health officials on Thursday.“It means that we do have to push to have fewer cases,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during a Capitol press briefing, “but it does…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Canceling or postponing the high school football season and other fall sports will not be part of a special Kentucky Board of Education meeting on Friday afternoon.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky rose slightly on Wednesday, putting the total over 45,000, and the number of deaths has topped 900, while the state’s positivity rate dropped back below 5%.
Gov. Andy Beshear said the state will not overturn the decision by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to allow fall sports in the midst of the highest coronavirus case numbers the state has seen.
The latest weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force report on Kentucky showed an increase in both red and yellow zones last week, with the number of counties in the red zone increasing by 54 percent.
While Kentucky remains on a rough, elevated plateau of new coronavirus cases, Sunday's addition of 467 cases pushed the state into a new high for a Monday-to-Sunday reporting week -- 4,450 cases reported Aug. 17-23.
Kentucky recorded its fourth highest daily total of new coronavirus cases Saturday, but the share of Kentuckians testing positive for the virus in the last seven days fell below the key 5 percent threshold for the first time in 30 days.
The Whitley County School District posted on its Facebook page on Friday afternoon that an athlete on the football team has tested positive for COVID-19.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that the state’s application to bring in additional federal money to aid unemployed Kentuckians has been accepted.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced another high number of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, along with the third day in a row of double-digit deaths reported to state health officials.
TRI-COUNTY — Katie Nelson, the new kid on the block at the Air Evac Lifeteam 79 in Corbin, said she always knew becoming a flight nurse is what she wanted to do with her career and as soon as the position came open, she applied. Now more than a year in, she’s part of a team that is the large…
Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment, they'll ever get a clear answer.
BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Ross worries about his children returning to their classrooms this fall with coronavirus cases rising in Kentucky, but he feels he doesn't have much of a choice: His family's limited internet access makes it nearly impossible for the kids to keep up with schoolwo…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky saw a big drop on Thursday from Wednesday’s record high and Gov. Andy Beshear said he remains optimistic that this will end up being a much better week overall.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Monday that Kentucky schools delay the resumption of in-person classes until late September to provide more time to get the coronavirus under control.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Britainy Beshear announced a new program, Coverings for Kids, which helps Kentuckians to donate facial coverings directly to local school districts.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) -- Kentucky recorded one of the highest single day totals of new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, according to figures released by Gov. Andy Beshear.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that the Kentucky State Fair, taking place later this month, will be greatly scaled back with attendance limited to participants, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - After seeing three days in a row with big drops in new cases of the coronavirus, Kentucky saw another spike on Tuesday.
The state's top doctor said Monday that from a medical standpoint, Kentucky has done "a pretty good job" dealing with coronavirus, but Gov. Andy Beshear said the state would be doing better if President Trump set a better example by wearing a facial covering.
A report prepared for the American Hospital Association predicts half of the nation's hospitals will be losing money by the end of the year unless Congress gives them more relief money, and some of those hospitals are in Kentucky.
Kentucky reported 463 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, a little more evidence that the state has settled into another plateau, but one much higher than the one it was on a month ago.
Thursday's coronavirus numbers were mixed, but Gov. Andy Beshear kept accentuating the positive, saying he sees the impact of his July 9 order requiring Kentuckians to wear masks in indoor public spaces and outdoors when they can't stay six feet apart.
WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County Health Department posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon alerting that "anyone who attended services on Sunday, July 26, 2020, held at Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Kentucky may have been exposed to COVID-19."
This Week's Circulars
James Rogers Lacefield was born December 21, 1941 in Grove City, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Bernard and Nellie Gertrude Hudgins Lacefield. He was united in marriage to Paula Porter Lacefield who survives. He is also survived by his three children, John S. Lacefield and wife Julie of J…
Louise W. Kidwell Carter, age 72, of Gray, passed away on Thursday September 10, 2020 at her home. She left her earthly home to join her husband, Robert Carter, who passed away just five days before her. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Kidwell and …
Connie Marie Coffey, 55, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Baptist Health Corbin. Born in Covington, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Breshear and Dyana Kramer. Connie is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She nurtured and brought happi…
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