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Underdog Democratic Senate Candidates Nab Endorsements

This week in Kentucky politics, big endorsements came in for underdog candidates in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. But Mitch McConnell and Democratic frontrunner Amy McGrath are already looking toward the general election. And the deadline to register to …

State Prepares For Budget Cuts

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear asked state agencies to come up with plans to significantly cut their budgets over the coming months. Mitch McConnell said he still doesn’t support sending more money to states unless business are …

More Testing Needed As State Reopens

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new schedule of business reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear has moved on from his initial statement that the state wouldn’t open up until it sees a two-week decline in …

Attorney General Cameron Threatens To Sue Beshear

This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Daniel Cameron threatened to sue Gov. Andy Beshear for not allowing in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic. The state got its first glimpse at how much tax revenue has dropped off amid …

McConnell Calls For Letting States Declare Bankruptcy

This week in Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell said that states shouldn’t expect help shoring up their budgets during the coronavirus pandemic and that they should be allowed to file for bankruptcy. And Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order allowing …

Legislature Wraps Up With Veto Overrides

This week in Kentucky politics, the legislature wrapped up its 2020 session with a flurry of veto overrides, abortion bills and constitutional amendments. Gov. Andy Beshear said he’s working with a group of neighboring states to coordinate when and how …

Legislature Returns Next Week

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear urged churches to not hold Easter services during the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that banning drive-in church services violates first amendment rights. And the legislature returns next week …

Health departments go above, beyond

In the midst of the largest and most challenging global health pandemic of our time, it is not only fitting but also more important than ever that we recognize and thank the teams at health departments across our state. This …

It’s important to maintain all COVID-19 precautions

What more could be done to combat the spread of the coronavirus? National health experts continue to warn that failure to observe containment actions in a consistent and serious manner could result in more cities and communities experiencing statistically similar …

Severe storms, high winds knock down barns, topple trees throughout Kentucky

Severe thunderstorms ripped through Kentucky Wednesday night into Thursday morning, leaving damaged homes and fallen trees around the state. Meteorologist Chris Bailey expected the storms, and said on Kentucky Weather that large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes were possible. …

Kentucky congressman says stimulus bill should be given time to work

Congressman Brett Guthrie said this week he supports funneling additional money into the program geared toward rescuing small businesses crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. But in a phone interview this week, Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican, said the rest of …

Federal loans can help businesses through pandemic

The late Tom Petty put it well in a rock song: the waiting is the hardest part. Especially when shut-down business owners are waiting to reopen, and potentially losing money as they do. Federal help is available for businesses enduring …

Hopkins County COVID-19 count could reach ‘hundreds’

The fight against coronavirus in Hopkins County could wind up involving “well into the hundreds” of cases. Hopkins County Health Department Director Denise Beach used those words during a video conference meeting of the county health board. She noted the …


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