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Kentucky saw a significant increase in vehicle fatalities during 2020. The state’s Office of Highway Safety says initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities last year, compared with 732 in 2019.  The increase in fatalities came despite major disruption to the travel industry due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Historical horse racing wagering once again has received the go ahead after Governor Beshear signed the wagering bill last week.  A representative of Kentucky’s signature industry says the measure provides assurance for thousands who work in the equine business. 

Senate Bill 120 defines pari-mutuel wagering to include the mechanized betting on previous horse races.  Kentucky Thoroughbred Association CEO Chauncey Morris said the new law benefits 450 farms in central Kentucky and 60,000 workers tied to horse racing. 


Governor Andy Beshear today announced 675 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky.

Beshear also announced 12 new deaths.

The positivity rate is at 5.02%.

You can watch a pre-recorded video from Governor Beshear here.

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Governor Andy Beshear today announced 1,025 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky.

Beshear also announced 25 new deaths.

The positivity rate is at 5.56%.

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More than 2.5 million people in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfzier COVID-19 vaccines. Little by little, states have received more vaccine doses, but the national supply remains low. 

Friday afternoon Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,180 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 402,926.

Governor Beshear also announced 30 new deaths, bringing that total to 4,600.

The positivity rate is at 5.52% as of Friday afternoon.

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The Ohio Valley Conference’s leader in men’s basketball ran into a buzz saw Thursday night in Richmond.   Eastern Kentucky University pulled a major upset, beating Belmont 81-67 before a vocal crowd in McBrayer Arena.

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials are hoping citizens across the Commonwealth will become more familiar with community supported agriculture opportunities.  A virtual CSA fair runs through this Sunday.  Agriculture Department Spokesman Sean Southard said it’s a way to connect Kentuckians with local farms.  “It’s really important that during this time of pandemic when you can’t get out, maybe some folks who don’t feel comfortable going to the farmer’s market, that they know that there are options and ways that they can still buy local during this time and that’s our message.  We

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On Thursday Gov. Andy Beshear announced that more than 100 COVID-19 vaccination sites will begin operating in March. That brings the state’s total vaccination sites to more than 410.

After a week of severe winter weather that delayed vaccine shipments, Kentucky received more than 152,000 vaccines this week. Beshear announced that the state had administered 25 percent of those doses on Thursday.

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More than 2.5 million people in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfzier COVID-19 vaccines. Little by little, states have received more vaccine doses, but the national supply remains low. 

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