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LIST: Mask policies for upcoming school year in Kentucky, Indiana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Will your student have to wear a mask when they return to school this year?. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially recommended everyone in school, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask for the upcoming year. So far, neither Kentucky nor Indiana have mandated...
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One-third of Kentucky counties in red zone for COVID

On Thursday, state public health officials reported 1,618 new cases. There have now been 481,001 in Kentucky since the first case of the coronavirus was reported in Harrison County on March 6, 2020. Five counties reported 50 or more new cases on July 29: Jefferson had 206, Fayette 93, Warren...
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Eastern Kentucky counties see large increase in COVID-19 cases

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Many Eastern Kentucky counties are beginning to see a large increase in COVID-19 cases. “Our district has 10 counties, seven are in the red, three in orange,” said Jelaine Harlow with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. “So, it’s very contagious and it seems like its spreading very efficiently.”

Temporary Closure On KY 800 In Christian County Monday

Motorists that travel Kentucky 800, Crofton-Fruit Hill Road, in Christian County need to be aware the road will be temporarily closed Monday. District 2 spokeswoman Kiersten Jaggers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Crofton-Fruit Hill Road will be closed from 7 AM until 4 PM between Johnson Mill Road and Old County Crofton Fruit Hill Road to allow a crew to replace a drain tile under the roadway.

Kentuckians can get evicted again after federal moratorium ends

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Renters in Kentucky and Indiana can once again be evicted if they're not paying rent. That's because the federal rule blocking evictions for financial reasons ended Saturday. A new initiative also started in tandem with the moratorium change. The KNOW Homelessness initiative hopes to bring awareness to...

Masks Recommended In Kentucky Schools But Not Mandated

On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that government employees in state executive branch buildings and visitors to those buildings would once again have to mask up because of rising COVID numbers. On Thursday, following CDC guidance, Beshear and state health experts recommended universal masking in schools this fall regardless of your vaccination status. Earlier this week, the CDC also recommended wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces even if you are vaccinated because they have learned that the Delta variant can be transmitted easily through vaccinated people.

Pandemic Unemployment Benefits to End in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday, July 29, 2021 encouraged Kentuckians drawing federal pandemic unemployment insurance benefits to rejoin the workforce before those programs expire. The federal pandemic unemployment benefits will expire on Sept. 6, 2021. "With a surging economy and job opportunities available throughout the commonwealth, there...

Kentucky Secretary of State Says Voter Registration Again Declines

Secretary of State Michael Adams announced Friday that, after two months of small increases in Kentucky’s voter registration, the numbers again have declined. According to Adams, while 5,465 new registrations were logged, 5,880 registrations were canceled — 4,000 deceased voters, 1,236 voters who moved out of state, 374 felony convicts, 249 judged mentally incompetent, and 21 voters who voluntarily de-registered.

Ky. sees highest one-day COVID-19 case increase in months

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases. Governor Beshear reported 1,648 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state total to 482,599 cases. The governor says the state is seeing an 8.96% positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 354 are in kids 18 or younger.
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69 new COVID cases reported in eastern Ky. county

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Sixty-nine new COVID-19 cases are reported in Boyd County. The Boyd County Emergency Operations Center made that announcement Friday, saying the latest cases were tallied from Tuesday through Friday. Those cases range from a 5-month-old boy to a man and woman in their mid-80s. There...

Kentucky instructs BlockFi to cease the registration of new Interest Accounts

Kentucky is the newest member of the United States recognizing BlockFi Interest Accounts as a violation. BlockFi Interest Accounts have been stopped from gathering new users by Kentucky, making it the 5th state in line. BlockFi immediately complied with the request of Kentucky’s Division of Securities, ceasing new registrations. Kentucky...