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Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group.The shots could begin in early November, with t…

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing concern that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren’t as protected as those given two-dose brands.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 52 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,305 new virus cases Thursday.Roughly 594 of the new cases were in children and teens aged 18 and under.The state's test positivity rate has fallen to 7.91%. The positivity rate is an indicator of the extent of the sp…

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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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world's arsenal against the pandemic.

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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.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Association of Health Plans, or KAHP, the trade association representing all carriers offering health coverage in Kentucky, announced a new “Healthy Together Through Vaccinations” community grant program. 

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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.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – More good news for Kentucky has come regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of hospitalizations and the positivity rate; however, the total number of deaths reached a new milestone on Thursday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Signs are that the latest spike in COVID-19 cases in Kentucky may be easing, said Gov. Andy Besear on Thursday. 

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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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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced that more Kentucky National Guard troops as well as AmeriCorps members are being sent to hospitals across the state that are overrun with cases of COVID-19.

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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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – With legislation that put the decision in the hands of local school districts, the vast majority of Kentucky’s public school districts will continue to have mandatory mask usage for all students, staff and visitors, according to the Kentucky School Boards Association.  

CORBIN — Baptist Health Corbin is providing drive-thru COVID-19 testing in the Trillium Center Circle Parking Lot, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  No physician order is required.  To make an appointment, please call 606.526.4820.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians who have been struggling to make rent and/or utility payments during the COVID-19 pandemic that over $150 million is still available to keep them in their home and the lights on.

ERLANGER, Ky. (KT) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Cincinnati office located in Erlanger, Kentucky, have seized five shipments containing a total of 1,683 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and 2,034 fake Pfizer inoculation stickers during the past month.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The COVID-19 pandemic, while a boost for companies that provide remote meetings such as Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Skype, is leading to a huge loss in business travel for the nation’s hotels and motels, including here in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering Keeping our Communities Healthy mini-grants to encourage Kentuckians to get the COVID-19 vaccine in 26 counties that have the lowest vaccination rates.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – People who are hoping to use monoclodal antibody treatment instead of getting the COVID-19 vaccine may soon find it more difficult to obtain that alternative to vaccination due to action by the federal government.

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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.

WHITLEY COUNTY—For the second day in a row, Whitley County has the highest incidence rate for COVID-19 in the state.

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WHITLEY COUNTY  — The Whitley County School District has made the decision to continue the use of masks by students, teachers and other school personnel. The decision comes after a special-called session of the Kentucky General Assembly saw state legislators remove the Kentucky Board of Educ…

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WILLIAMSBURG—Williamsburg Independent students, staff and visitors will continue to be required to wear masks while inside the school and on buses after Tuesday evening’s special-called meeting of the Williamsburg Board of Education.

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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.

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