One of the many challenges facing Kentuckians who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus is that they still have unanswered questions about vaccines, some based on facts and others based on myths. This story is an attempt to sort through some of those questions and to counter misinformation.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, as another surge of cases is taking place in Kentucky, and researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a national study of younger adults to answer more questions about it.PreventCovidU has several questions: How is C…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - An increase of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant has led Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials to recommend that some people resume wearing masks in public settings as well as continuing to urge Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Health Department has reported 41 new COVID-19 cases for last week, a 61.5 percent increase from the previous week.
It's easy to find your locality's coronavirus vaccination rate, but what about its vaccine hesitancy rate, or local interest in vaccination? Two new interactive tools reveal those numbers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health has released new guidance on ways schools can help slow the spread of COVID-19 as the 2021-2022 school year begins, based on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky has begun to see another uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack.During a Capitol press conference, Stack said Kentucky had seen eight straight weeks of declines. “Last week, there were 100 more cases than the we…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. eastern time is the deadline to register for the first drawing for $1 million or a full college scholarship as part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive program.
Kentucky workers filed 45 percent more occupational safety and health complaints in 2020 than in 2019, but only 8 percent of them have been investigated, reports Matt Mencarini of the Courier Journal.
Leading indicators of the pandemic in Kentucky have passed more milestones on a steady downward trend, but new daily vaccinations against the coronavirus are also declining, after a two-week rise.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a data bulletin on Wednesday that focuses on how the state spent Coronavirus Relief Funds, or CRF, provided through the federal CARES Act, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employees providing care at Kentucky nursing homes are among the least likely in the country to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which has killed almost 2,500 people in those nursing homes.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The number of Kentuckians who have had at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to rise, topping 2.1 million, with over 400,000 people registered to win one of three $1 million prizes offered by the state to those who are vaccinated.
In his last regular Covid-19 press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings, ended capacity limits for businesses and venues, and ended the state's "healthy at work" requirements, citing an ever-increasing number of Kentuckians getting a coronavirus v…
FRANKFORT — Pursuant to Gov. Andy Beshear's Executive Order 2021-386(EO 2021-386), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on Friday rescinded its flagship COVID-19 guidance document, “Guidance and Safety Expectations and Best Practices for Kentucky Schools (K-12),” commonly known as Heal…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A LaRue County lawmaker plans to introduce legislation during the 2022 General Assembly that would prohibit the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports in Kentucky.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – “While COVID-19 remains a threat, we are no longer in crisis,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during his final pandemic-related press briefing, Friday afternoon in the state Capitol Rotunda.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A legislative subcommittee charged with overseeing the state’s regulatory process rejected a regulation Tuesday that would allow the governor to extend the mask mandate past its June 11 expiration date.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky joined the giveaway bonanza Friday to entice more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with Gov. Andy Beshear offering $1 million prizes and college scholarships.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A million dollars and full scholarships are all part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s incentive package to encourage more Kentuckians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will reopen its prisons to visitors starting next month as the COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen among inmates, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Two million Kentuckians have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19, while new cases and the state’s positivity rate have now dropped for three straight weeks, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, meat cases across the United States looked empty as nervous Americans stockpiled supplies for an unknown future. Most of the supply shortages were due to panic buying, but it revealed some design flaws in the system.
Kentucky adults were divided in late winter when asked whether coronavirus vaccines should be required for employment or attending in-person school, according to a recent poll.
Baptist Health Corbin and FEMA have partnered and are offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. until 1:30 onsite at the Corbin High School baseball park.
FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related capacity restrictions, as well as the state’s mask mandate, will largely end on June 11, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kentucky began administering the Pfizer vaccine to those who are 12 to 15 years old on Thursday, following federal regulatory approval.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky's mask mandate will be updated to reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance that relaxes indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most venues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday moved to ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said he will be lifting another COVID-19 restriction, and may soon do more, as the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 to 15 years of age on Monday night.
Mobile vaccination centers will be set up in the Tri-County this week. The mobile units are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
HENDERSON — University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offices are partnering with local, state and federal agencies to serve as host sites for COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
SOMERSET, Ky. - Though it was actually the monthly Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at The Center for Rural Development, one might be excused for feeling like they were in the congregation of a charismatic church on Tuesday during Sen. Rand Paul's address.
FRANKFORT — On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that on May 28, all events and businesses with 1,000 or fewer people present can increase to 75% capacity.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – More evidence was revealed Wednesday that Kentucky is at another plateau in the COVID-19 pandemic as deaths and the state’s positivity both rose from Tuesday, while hospitalizations and the number of new cases fell.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Four major indicators of COVID-19 activity: new cases, deaths reported from local health departments, the state’s positivity rate, and hospitalizations, all rose on Tuesday, according to figures released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
HENDERSON, Ky. - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offices are partnering with local, state and federal agencies to serve as host sites for Covid-19 vaccine clinics.
CORBIN – First Care Urgent Care is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine at its Corbin location, as well as its other 12 Kentucky locations. Appointments are recommended and can be booked online or over the phone. Appointments are currently available Monday-Friday 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday-Sunda…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Among the terms you have heard during the COVID-19 pandemic is Kentucky’s positivity rate. Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday explained why that figure is important.
In a society that gives out trophies for participation, it's only natural that the U.S. is celebrating that about a third of its population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and 43% have received at least one dose of a vaccine. But hold those trophies, public health officials might…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – New cases of COVID-19 fell on Sunday in Kentucky, as did the number of death and hospitalizations, while the positivity rate rose.
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Irene Walters Fidler, 89, died July 21, 2021. She was born in Rockholds, KY, daughter of William and Nannie Longworth Walters. For more info, visit ferncreekfuneralhome.com
Walter Thomas West, age 83 of Gray, KY was born in Knox County on May 26, 1938 to the late Lee and Eva Ogan West and departed this life on July 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Freedom Point Church. He enjoyed work…
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