Coronavirus

  Bellarmine hosts first-year student move-in day as coronavirus concerns cancel fall sports

Nearly 600 first-year Bellarmine University students arrived on campus Friday to move into residence halls and begin orientation programs.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

Twin beams of light won’t shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC due to coronavirus

1,079 new COVID-19 related cases, 8 new deaths reported in Indiana

  Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

  Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.

New COVID-19 helpline launched in Louisville

Bellarmine’s ASUN debut delayed after conference cancels fall sports seasons

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  Hospital staff hosts wedding ceremony for COVID-19 patient

  Trump and Biden trade barbs over coronavirus response, masks

  State initiates COVID-19 testing transportation for disabled Kentuckians

  Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

  JCPS teachers prepare more engaging coursework ahead of NTI 2.0

US seizes digital currency accounts used by militant groups

The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts used by militant organizations based abroad, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

Retired pastor Bob Russell diagnosed with COVID-19 after precautionary test

Bob Russell says he's experiencing minor symptoms but is otherwise okay.

Gov. Beshear expects ‘resolution’ in Breonna Taylor case before the Kentucky Derby

Gov. Andy Beshear said he thinks a decision will be made in the Breonna Taylor case before the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Georgia governor to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Chicken wings test positive for coronavirus in China

  For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

  Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight after boy with autism wouldn’t wear mask

Halloween candy arriving earlier in some stores due to pandemic

AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

Hardin County Schools set to start in-person classes Aug. 24, defying Beshear’s recommendation

Students are also allowed to start with virtual learning at home through the HCS Online Learning Academy.

  Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not be participating this fall.

  Latinx community among those disproportionately affected by COVID-19

There are specific reasons why researchers believe that’s the case.

  For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

The White House’s top negotiator is trying to revive stalled talks over coronavirus aid.

  Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

These drugs are believed to last for a month or more and could give quick, temporary immunity to people at high risk of infection, such as health workers and housemates of someone with COVID-19.

  Louisville Catholic schools returning to classes despite Beshear’s recommendation

Catholic schools across Kentucky will go back to school in August.

Indiana senator discusses current status of coronavirus relief package

Young said the “Restart Act” is important for not only expanding PPP loans, but improving them.

Gov. Beshear reports largest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

During his daily media briefing in Frankfort, Beshear confirmed 1,163 new cases, pushing the state’s total to 36,945.

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

The Treasury Department says the U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year.

  Ballot drop boxes are next legal fight in voting

Millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail this fall as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

No patrons at the Masters this year, Augusta National Golf Club says

Even as sporting events around the country continue to start back up, putting the health and safety of Masters patrons at risk was too big a hill to climb, according to Ridley.

  New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation’s largest city went back into lockdown.

  World’s last Blockbuster store offers Airbnb experience

During a time when many businesses are struggling to stay afloat, the last remaining Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, is defying the odds.

  US enters deal for 100 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna

The vaccine is still in clinical trials and has not been approved by the FDA but is already being manufactured, so if it is approved, it can be rolled out quickly.

  School districts modify fall semester plans after Gov. Beshear recommends delaying in-person classes

Beshear cited coronavirus concerns as he outlined his reasoning for the recommendation.

  Gov. Beshear: ’Both my family and I are okay’

“I want to thank everybody out there who sent their thoughts and their prayers,” Beshear said.

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.

  6 members of one Louisville family test positive for COVID-19

Jo Coffman said the virus came on with severe headaches and a relentless fever.

  Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.

  CDC warns of virus that may paralyze kids could return in the fall

Doctors say the disease peaks every other year, and 2018 was the most recent peak year.

  Kentucky bars, restaurants adapt to latest round of restrictions

Kentucky bars were allowed to reopen Tuesday after a second forced shutdown.

Tips to make communicating with masks easier

Have you had trouble hearing people through their masks? Imagine already struggling with hearing loss and trying to communicate during COVID-19. It's not easy for some people.

  Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus. However, scientists at home and abroad have been sounding the alarm that the rush to start using the vaccine before Phase 3 trials could backfire.

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia.

Duke scientists rate which masks work and which don’t

In the study, scientists were looking for the masks that best contain the droplets that are created when people speak.

  How to protect kids from digital eye strain during pandemic

Digital eye strain was an issue before COVID-19, but now it’s a bigger one, with some kids spending more time on their devices.

LouCity FC postpones Wednesday’s game after member of opposing team tests positive for COVID-19

Wednesday night's game against the Sporting Kansas City II organization has been postponed after a covered member of the Kansas City team tests positive for COVID-19.

  ’There was no way I was going to pass her off’: Lt. Gov. talks holding baby during COVID-19 press conference

Never wake a sleeping baby – even when you need to address the state of Kentucky.

  What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go.

  Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days.

  90% increase in COVID-19 cases seen in US children over last month, report says

Severe symptoms still appear rare among those kids infected, making up less than 2% of hospitalizations. However, at least 90 children have died from the disease.

  Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

With more than 60 million beneficiaries, Social Security is funded by a 12.4% payroll tax evenly divided between employees and employers. Deferral could mean that up to $100 billion in payments would be delayed.

Beshear: Unemployment action ‘not workable’ in current form

“I think it’s really important that we see, ultimately, a congressional solution,” the governor said.

  Parents divided on Beshear’s recommendation to delay in-person classes until late September

Parents in Kentucky are divided on Governor Beshear’s recommendation that schools delay in-person instruction until September 28th.

Positive COVID-19 test confirmed at Clarksville High School

Individuals who were in close contact with the student were notified.

  ‘It’s manic’: COVID-19 spike at New Albany nursing home angers, worries employees

”It’s manic. That’s the best way to say it,” a worker at Green Valley Care Center said. “Everybody’s high strung there right now, and emotions are running high. It’s a lot.”

  States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Governors and state labor department officials around the country are scrambling to figure out if it is feasible to implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend enhanced unemployment insurance for millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy

  Make Ends Meet: Finding affordable food

As the coronavirus has stressed the nation’s economy, consumers have turned to fighting for hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and now, some food items in local grocery stores.

  Confirmed coronavirus cases in the world reach 20 million

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health officials around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become.

  In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

With Republicans again balking at big government bailouts, Democratic leaders are holding firm. They are using their leverage to force President Donald Trump into a politically risky standoff over help for millions of Americans.

  No parties, more virus testing: UofL students, staff prepare for unconventional return to campus

COVID-19 testing for students and staff at UofL is available until Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  Some JCPS parents relieved children likely won’t have to share Chromebooks for NTI 2.0

On Monday, JCPS parents started submitting requests for one of the district’s 30,000 new Chromebooks and 10,000 hotspots ahead of NTI 2.0.

Gov. Beshear recommends schools wait until late September to begin in-person classes

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced his recommendation on an in-person start date for Kentucky schools.

TARC coach operator tests positive for COVID-19

The bus operator drove Route 10 between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

WKU reports 187 total confirmed cases of COVID-19

Of the 187 cases, 161 are students.

  Antonio Banderas says he’s tested positive for coronavirus

Antonio Banderas says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine.

  Sources: Big Ten votes to cancel football season; conference spokesman says otherwise

The Sunday vote by school presidents was 12-2 to call off fall sports because of the pandemic.

  New Zealand marks 100 days of coronavirus elimination

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

Concerns about school infrastructure are adding momentum to plans in some districts, even in colder climates, to take classes outdoors for the sake of student and teacher health.

Police: Rape suspect killed accuser after release from Va. jail due to COVID-19

After a car chase, authorities say they found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken into custody but died from his injuries just days later.

Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots

The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said.

  Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

After negotiations with lawmakers on the next package of pandemic economic assistance hit a wall, Trump used what he said were the inherent powers of the presidency to forge ahead on tax and spending policy that Congress says it is granted by the Constitution.

  Georgia school with large crowds reports positive virus cases, closes for cleaning

The principal of North Paulding High School in a suburb west of Atlanta sent a letter Saturday to parents disclosing the positive tests.

New resources now available for Louisvillians facing eviction, other crises

With Kentucky's eviction and utility cutoff moratium over, many Louisvillians across the metro area are now facing evictions.

Gov. Beshear: 425 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 1 new death

In a Sunday update provided by the governor’s office, Governor Andy Beshear said that new cases of COVID-19 are fewer than this time last week.

  Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

The Ohio governor’s positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

  US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 1,048 new cases, 1 new death

According to the ISDH, there were 1,048 new positive cases in Indiana reported on Sunday.