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JCPS ready for TDFN with safety protocols in place

Players, parents and fans have been anxiously awaiting the kickoff of the football season. Each school has put new safety steps in place for the opening game.

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Free COVID-19 testing on Saturday

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Counselor at Fort Knox High School dies following positive COVID test

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  Retired Louisville Police officer of 40 years dies at age 90 of COVID-19

Volunteers needed for COVID-19 plasma trials at UC’s College of Medicine

  Restaurants bouncing back with outdoor seating concerned about short autumn, harsh winter

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

  Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear’s authority questioned at Supreme Court

628 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Commonwealth

Eleven new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed, bringing the statewide death total to 1,093.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

  Metro sewers reveal spread of COVID-19 in a new way

  JCPS discusses in-person learning plan

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

'Don’t be a jerk’: Gov. Beshear calls out virus doubters, social media trolls

Eight more COVID-19 deaths were confirmed Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,082.

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Oldham County elementary schools return to in-person learning

During the last few summer months, Oldham County Schools have been working to alleviate concerns from parents and guardians.

  Pandemic reshaping Halloween for Ky., no decision yet on trick-or-treating

Trick-or-treaters have become well acquainted with the dreadful decorations, but, this year, coronavirus may keep some on the couch.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

Gov. Beshear: 745 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 9 new deaths

Beshear also announced revised curfew guidance on bars and restaurants.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

Last call for KY bars, restaurants pushed back, Gov. Beshear announces

The governor explained this will allow people to watch sports that last late into the night.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

  New system will help Ky. schools track COVID-19 cases, make information-based decisions

A color-coded COVID-19 incident rate map with guidelines will help schools decide if they should stay open from week to week.

Indiana considering which patients should get first COVID vaccines

The Ind. health commissioner says there may be only 10 million or 15 million doses for the entire country when one is first developed and approved.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

Dr. Rebecca Shadowen passes away after four-month long battle with COVID-19

"There are really no words to describe the pain felt by her family, physician colleagues, and Med Center Health teammates," Connie Smith, President, and CEO of Med Center Health stated.

  Dr. Deborah Birx says she’s ‘impressed’ with Kentuckians during UK visit

The White House Coronavirus Task Force member said the spread of the coronavirus is more dangerous for college students and staff when universities close.

  Kentucky PPE stockpile to be complete by end of September

Beshear said some high-end N95 masks and top-grade surgical gowns may still be difficult to acquire and stock.

Beshear announces over a million COVID-19 tests administered in Ky., 342 new cases Monday

Beshear said that over a million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Kentucky, with 1,020,070 reported as of Monday afternoon.

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice tests positive for COVID-19

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush has tested positive for COVID-19.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

755 new COVID-19 related cases, 2 new deaths reported in Indiana

As of Monday morning, there had been 106,540 cases reported in the state.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.

  Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Relief groups facing the threat of the coronavirus are taking a different approach to sheltering people who have fled West Coast wildfires.

Beshear confirms 536 new cases of COVID-19, 3 new deaths Sunday

Governor Andy Beshear provided Kentuckians another update Sunday afternoon with new numbers of reported COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 1,249 new cases, 1 new death

On Sunday’s report, the ISDH confirmed 1,249 new positive cases in Indiana

’Mask up, stay socially distant’: Gov. Beshear confirms 721 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday

Beshear continued asking residents to do what they can to stop the spread of the virus.

Grandparents Day is Sunday, here’s how to celebrate safely

COVID-19 has made visiting Grandma and Grandpa a bit more tricky, but specialists from the Cleveland Clinic say it is possible to visit older relatives safely.

Indiana State Department of Health Saturday update: 1,076 new cases, 17 new deaths

Saturday’s report confirms 1,076 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Indiana.

  High school football returns in Kentucky with new rules and smaller crowds

The stands at Spencer County High School were a bit bare for Friday night football, only filled at about 20% capacity, but that doesn’t mean the support wasn’t there.

  ‘I feel very blessed’: 19 years after surviving 9/11 terror attacks, Louisville man battles COVID-19

Erik Bell was 25 years old when the nation experienced a day that is hard to forget, and he was right in the middle of it.

Gov. Beshear reports 948 new COVID-19 cases Friday; 9 deaths

The governor says the state is seeing a 4.70 percent positivity rate.

  Football season gives Louisville bars, fans something to look forward to

This weekend's games are some big ones for bars that have been battling to keep business coming in during the pandemic.

  Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids.

1,282 new COVID-19 related cases, 10 new deaths reported in Indiana

As of Friday morning, there had been 103,505 cases reported in the state.

Lexington nursing home reports over 20 patient deaths

More than a third of Lexington’s total COVID-19 related deaths come from one nursing home, but it’s not clear exactly where those cases are coming from.

  Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety precautions, experts say.

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities.

  Doctor explains why you shouldn’t rush to get tested for COVID after exposure

Some experts say a negative test result might be inaccurate if a person is tested too soon.

  Retired Oldham Co. paramedic remembered by loved ones after COVID-19 death

As Kentucky’s death toll from COVID-19 continues to grow, the families of those affected know that each number represents a loved one lost forever.

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial’s decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims' names in person.

‘You’ve shown up to battle': Beshear applauds Kentucky’s resilience, announces 22 new deaths from COVID-19

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday announced 805 new cases and 22 more deaths because of the coronavirus.

UofL urges socialization in times of isolation

You can always be alone together through phone calls, video calls, and texting.

  Virus bill blocked in Senate as prospects dim for new relief

The 52-47 vote fell well short of what was needed to overcome a filibuster and seems likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election.

Kroger Field will be limited to 12K people; no tailgating allowed

UK Athletic officials announced Thursday that attendance at Kroger Field will be limited to 20% capacity.

US will end current health screening of some travelers

The CDC said the current screening, which includes temperature checks and travelers vouching for their health, “has limited effectiveness” because some infected people show no symptoms.

  Time cover marks nearly 200,000 US COVID-19 deaths, calls response ‘an American failure’

Time’s new cover is a stark reminder of how tragic and deadly the coronavirus has been and still is. It also calls the U.S. response a failure.