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  Beshear: Kentucky to receive COVID vaccine as early as mid-December

AG Cameron files emergency application with US Supreme Court in latest move to open private, religious schools

Gov. Beshear: ‘We do what it takes and we do not give up,’ 2,124 new cases of COVID in Ky. Monday

Local Better Business Bureau COO dies after more than 16 years with organization

  Virginia Moore, Gov. Beshear’s sign language interpreter, to return Monday

5,518 new COVID-19 related cases, 142 new deaths reported in Indiana

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Kentucky home catches on fire twice in 2 days

Jasper woman accused of shoplifting over $800 worth of merchandise from Dillard’s

Beshear: ‘Each of our contributions matter,’ 2,803 new COVID cases in Ky. Sunday

Several people shot near downtown Lexington, one dead

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 4,335 new cases, 24 new deaths

AAA advises drivers to prepare for cold weather

Court of appeals sides with Gov. Beshear to keep private, religious schools closed for in-person instruction

The U.S. Court of Appeals struck down an exemption on an executive order by the governor allowing private and religious schools to reopen for in-person learning.

Pilot, passenger walk away unharmed in plane crash near French Lick Airport

An investigation is underway after a single-engine plane crashed near the French Lick Airport Saturday afternoon.

Gov. Beshear: ’We have come so far and we are almost there,’ 2,437 new cases in Ky. Saturday

Kentucky governor Andy Beshear began his update on COVID-19 Saturday asking Kentuckians to stay vigilant as vaccines continue to come closer within sight.

Crews battle major fire at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Florence, KY

Fire crews were at the scene of a large fire at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant.

Ky. AG Cameron files brief in response to appeal keeping religious, private schools closed

Indiana State Department of Health Saturday update: 4,535 new cases, 66 new deaths

‘It makes that more interesting for young girls that are watching:’ Queen’s Gambit series inspires Kentuckians to buy chess

  Beshear files appeal to keep private, religious schools closed for in-person classes

Kentucky reports highest number of new COVID cases on Thanksgiving

  Report: Man who killed co-worker at Big O Tires pleads guilty

Judge: Beshear cannot suspend in-person classes at private schools

A federal judge has ruled that such institutions are exempt from an executive order signed by Governor Andy Beshear.

Business booms for Lexington coffee shop defying Beshear’s orders

Brewed owner Andrew Cooperrider has made it clear they have no intention of stopping indoor dining, saying he’s staying open until he’s in handcuffs.

‘Come and take it’: Lexington coffee shop defies order to close

The coffee shop has a garage door that the owner has propped open that he says should allow him to serve people inside, like other restaurants are doing with tents.

Extended unemployment assistance ending in Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced that its Extended Benefits program will end in Kentucky on Nov. 28.

Kentucky State Police delivers food boxes for kids

The boxes included a turkey, all the sides, and a dessert.

NKY family of 11 sues Gov. Beshear over new orders on indoor gatherings

The couple claims Beshear’s orders have “criminalized their daily family dinner.”

Beshear: ‘Keep your Thanksgiving celebration as small as you can,’ 2,690 new cases Tuesday

The governor announced 2,690 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the commonwealth’s case total to 162,838.

  Flying for Thanksgiving? Here’s what the Louisville airport is doing to keep you safe

Those at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport are kicking off a busy week of holiday travel.

Beshear: ‘We are all having a test of our resolve,’ 2,135 new cases of COVID in Ky. Monday

Beshear confirmed the highest number of cases on a Monday, with 2,135 newly reported cases of COVID-19.

$2.2 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot hit in Santa Claus

Hoosier Lottery players should check their tickets carefully as one entry matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s estimated $2.2 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot drawing.

Police: 2 dead after early morning shooting in Jasper

The Jasper Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened at the Maple Grove Trailer Park early Saturday morning.

Saturday brings second highest day of cases in Kentucky

Top counties with the most positive cases Saturday were reported in Jefferson, Fayette, and Warren. Counties seeing the greatest number of new cases were reported in Jefferson, Fayette, Oldham, Boyd, and Hardin.

6,983 new COVID-19 related cases, 40 new deaths reported in Indiana

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers that began Nov. 15.

New COVID-19 orders mark point of departure for Beshear, DeWine

The governors had been acting in lockstep. As of last week, that is no longer the case.

State sets another single-day record of new COVID cases

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,825 new cases of the coronavirus across the state, another single-day record.

  Beshear recommends places of worship switch to virtual-only services

Beshear said there have been COVID-19 spread at churches during services and other activities like potlucks.

  COVID contact tracing has not tracked business-specific spread in Kentucky

Area leaders are asking for data behind the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions that are industry-specific as thousands of business owners fear shutting down.

  KSU looking to move forward with $50 million dorm project

Kentucky State University is looking to move forward with plans to build a new multi-million dollar dorm on their campus.

Sen. Rand Paul defends stance on COVID immunity, reacts to Beshear’s latest restrictions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continues to defend his stance on COVID-19 immunity and mask wearing despite pushback from doctors.

Beshear confirms 3,649 new COVID cases, highest ever in state; 30 more deaths reported

Gov. Andy Beshear called the number of new cases “staggeringly high.”

  ‘Too much to overcome’: Beshear orders Ky. bars, restaurants to close indoor service

The restriction runs from 5 p.m. Nov. 20 to Dec. 13 at midnight.

  Beshear limits bars, restaurants to outdoor seating only, restricts private gatherings, postpones all sports

Governor Andy Beshear announced 2,753 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.

Funeral homes feeling ‘overwhelmed’ from COVID-19 pandemic

As the pandemic continues, funeral homes are having to adapt quickly during the deadly COVID-19 public health emergency.

  Kentucky counties selected for post-election audit

The counties were selected in a public drawing to be audited by the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigations to determine if there were any irregularities.

Schneck Medical Center teetering on capacity as virus spikes in Jackson County

The hospital's capacity is being challenged as the virus hits Jackson County

KHSAA delays start of winter sports season until Jan. 4

The KHSAA Board of Control voted Wednesday to delay the start of high school basketball season.

Teacher arrested after student gives birth to his child, police say

The investigation began after the student had a child in September. Paternity tests showed Weaver was the father.

  Oldham Co. Health Dept. asks for state help as nursing home COVID cases increase

With COVID-19 cases still surging across the commonwealth, Governor Andy Beshear said one of the most vulnerable populations is severely at risk.

‘Kamala Pecan’: Kentucky shop names ice cream after Harris

The company had been planning to call a limited-time treat Caramel Pecan, but decided to change the name after Harris was elected vice president.

Gov. Holcomb quarantines after exposure to COVID-19

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has begun quarantine after an exposure to COVID-19 from security detail.

Beshear: Additional steps to be announced Wednesday to ‘take control’ of COVID spread

Governor Beshear said the large number of cases is starting to greatly concern Kentucky’s health care systems.

UK athletics to offer fan cutouts for Rupp Arena, Memorial Coliseum

Prices for the cutouts start at $50 with other options available.

Deadly house fire in Jennings Township kills one man, ISP investigating

One man has died after an early morning house fire in Jennings Township Tuesday.

Illegal killing of trophy deer results in hunter’s arrest, officers say

The unofficial score of the buck’s non-typical antlers could rank in the top 25 all-time for Kentucky, officials said.

Long-term care facilities to receive additional assistance from Ky. National Guard

50 members of the Kentucky National Guard have been mobilized to help support long-term care facilities within the commonwealth.

  Louisville bar owner supports possible shutdown as Beshear signals more COVID restrictions

The governor said Monday that Kentucky’s coronavirus cases had increased exponentially and are spreading “like wildfire.”

Detectives looking for new leads in NKY cold case dating back to 1966

Linda Pierson was attacked and killed in Dayton, Kentucky 54-years ago Tuesday.

Brent Spence Bridge gets target reopening date, Beshear announces

As a structure, the Brent Spence Bridge is “still sound and sturdy,” Beshear said on Monday.

  School districts across Kentucky and southern Indiana head back to online learning

As record case numbers continue to roll in amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky and Indiana, more school districts are announcing a switch back to online learning.

‘We can’t continue on the growth we’re on now,’ Beshear confirms 1,514 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky. Monday

On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear provided another update virtually from the Governor’s Mansion on the commonwealth’s fight against spread of COVID-19.

Beshear asks Kentuckians to ‘recommit’ to following guidelines after new weekly COVID case record

Sunday’s report confirms 1,449 new cases of COVID-19 within Kentucky.

Federal jury trials suspended in Indiana’s Southern District

Federal jury trials have been suspended through at least late January in Indiana’s Southern District as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the state.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 6,844 new cases, 22 new deaths

The total number of positive cases in the state has now reached over 250,000 cases.

2 injured after strong winds down tree on house in Dayton, Kentucky

The 30 to 40-foot tall tree fell in the 1200 block of 4th Avenue.

Colmon Elridge selected as new chair of Kentucky Democratic Party

Elridge will be the first African-American to hold the position in the Commonwealth’s history.

Beshear warns ‘additional steps’ may be taken if red zone county recommendations aren’t followed

Saturday’s report confirms 3,303 additional cases of COVID-19 within Kentucky.

Madison Police arrest 20th subject in ‘Operation Predator Net’

Police in Madison have made another arrest in their ongoing operation titled “Operation Predator Net.”

Indiana reports highest number of COVID cases Saturday with 8,451 new cases

The Indiana State Department of Health provided Saturday’s update with the highest number of COVID cases reported since the pandemic began.

Sellersburg man wins over $400 thousand with lottery ticket purchased in New Albany

A Sellersburg man is $403,000 richer after hitting the jackpot in the Hoosier Lottery’s “CA$H 5” jackpot drawing last Saturday night.

  Beshear announces state’s single-largest daily case report

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced 3,173 new coronavirus cases in the state, the largest single-day spike this year.

  Ky. unemployment problems persist despite efforts to improve system

Kentucky has paid out more than $5 billion in unemployment money since the pandemic began, but 78,000 people still have not received a dime.

  Louisville voting rights advocate regains right to vote after Beshear pardon

A Louisville criminal justice advocate who set out to ask Governor Andy Beshear for a second chance earlier this year has finally received his reply.

  Doctor debunks Sen. Rand Paul’s COVID immunity, face mask claims

The senator, a physician by trade, tested positive for the virus in March.

Evansville jewelry store closing after 125 years

Kruckemeyer & Cohn is closing after 125 years in Evansville.

Beshear announces 2,342 more virus cases in Ky., says spread has reached ‘alarming rate’

The day’s total is the third-highest day of new cases ever confirmed in the state.

Brent Spence Bridge inspection underway; Kenton Co. declares state of emergency

Here are some options to get you around the Brent Spence Bridge

Ky. lawmaker pre-files bill to raise minimum wage in the commonwealth

Currently, at $7.25 an hour, Kentucky’s minimum wage has not changed in 13 years.

High-school girls forge friendship during long-distance 'buddy’ races

Tricia Verst lives with a rare chromosomal abnormality, but she wanted to race. Sydney McKinney was there for her every step of the way.