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KY Churches Defy Order

KY Churches Defy Order

Some Kentucky churches held Palm Sunday services in defiance of Gov. Andy Beshear’s warning against in-person worship.Dozens of people were at Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville on Sunday, news outlets reported. A video showed a pianist playing and choir members singing during the late morning service.Beshear warned during his daily briefing on Sunday that if facilities are still allowing mass gatherings, then “perhaps those facilities shouldn’t be allowed to be open anymore.”




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KY Schools Update

KY Schools Update

The Kentucky Department of Education is asking the public for comment on the request and approval to bypass standardized testing this school year.The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by schools closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can bypass the testing. The request was tentatively approved, and formal notification was received March 27.




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Preparing For The Worst

Preparing For The Worst

The United States and Britain are bracing for one of their darkest weeks in living memory as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. Italy, Spain and France saw signs that they are flattening the pandemic curve, but are still reporting hundreds of people dying each day. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was infected last month, was hospitalized overnight in what his office described as a “precautionary step,” after persistent symptoms.




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COVID-19 Update From Governor Beshear

COVID-19 Update From Governor Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear gave his daily update on COVID-19.Beshear announced 38 new cases and 5 new deaths. This brings the state totals to 955 and 45.The Governor also confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Leslie County.The Leslie County patient is a 76-year-old woman who is currently in self-isolation and is doing well.The Governor announced another case in Pulaski County as well.If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.




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Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation

Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and “undermining our democracy.”

Beshear, a former state attorney general, added that the bill seeks to “resolve a problem that does not exist.” The measure would require Kentucky residents to produce a photo ID when voting, with limited exceptions, starting with the November election.




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Kentucky Up to 831 COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths

Kentucky Up to 831 COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths

Friday’s news conference from Governor Andy Beshear came as Kentucky’s number of coronavirus cases more than doubled in one week.

Beshear announced 90 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total to 831 and 37, respectively.

State officials also released a new projection from the Kentucky Department of Public health that said the commonwealth could see up to 4,700 deaths if social distancing is not followed.




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