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By sharing her story, COVID-19 patient is spreading truth

In case you missed it, the first positive Franklin County coronavirus patient and her husband performed an incredible service to our community by sharing their experience with our readers. Former State Journal editor and current owner of Staxx BBQ Dan …

Beshear’s early interventions are working

Kentucky is making huge strides to “flatten the curve” compared to other states. This is no more evident than in a recent graph produced by a University of Kentucky graduate showing the difference between the response to the coronavirus in …

Hunting for bears: Families connect during a pandemic

While social distancing, hundreds of people across Pike County are connecting online during the COVID-19 pandemic through a unique family activity: a bear scavenger hunt. Liz Razor-Webb, of Pikeville, is the stay-at-home mother of two young children, and she said …

The Coronavirus Relief Bill

This week in Kentucky politics, the state legislature still met during the coronavirus pandemic. They passed an emergency bill to help provide some relief to workers and businesses dealing with the virus, and they advanced a slew of other measures. …

Gov. Andy Beshear’s early interventions are working

Kentucky is making huge strides to “flatten the curve” compared to other states. This is no more evident than in a recent graph produced by a University of Kentucky graduate showing the difference between the response to the coronavirus in …

Beer Cheese Festival canceled for COVID-19 concerns

For the first time since 2009, there will not be a Beer Cheese Festival in downtown Winchester. The festival committee announced the cancellation Thursday morning, and is looking toward June 2021 to resume the annual festival. The festival, which started …

Kentucky coronavirus updates: Massie draws heat from Trump

U.S. House of Representatives members are set to vote on the massive coronavirus stimulus bill Friday, and President Donald Trump has some strong words for one Kentucky congressman who has threatened to delay action. Trump, a Republican like U.S. Rep. …

50 new Kentucky coronavirus cases found Thursday. Total is 248.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 50 new cases of novel coronavirus in Kentucky on Thursday, bringing Kentucky’s total number of COVID-19 cases to at least 248. It was the “single largest increase in a day, though it is not escalating as …

Large Oldham employer allowing many to work from home

The Rawlings Group is allowing many of its employees to work from home beginning Friday; however, some employees will continue working onsite as support staff. Gov. Andy Beshear ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close their doors to in-person service by …


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