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After applying for black lung benefits, Robert Murray, founder and former president of the now-bankrupt coal company Murray Energy Corp., announced Monday he was leaving the business after more than 60 years in the industry.

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Lexington’s public elementary, middle, and high schools opened their doors Monday to small groups of students.  This week marked the start of what’s called “targeted” instruction in the state’s second largest school district. 

Each school worked with teachers and families to determine which students to invite to campus for additional instruction, based on the needs of the individual populations they serve. 

647 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Kentucky Monday Oct. 19

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During Monday afternoon’s coronavirus update Governor Andy Beshear announced 647 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 88,247. The governor noted that this is the highest one-day Monday total in Kentucky since the pandemic began. Monday case counts are typically lower due to some labs being closed on the weekend.

Governor Beshear also announced nine new deaths, bringing that total to 1,326.

The positivity rate in Kentucky is at 4.97% as of Monday afternoon.

You can watch a recording of Monday’s update below.

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Many of the roughly 11,000 workers at the Scott County Toyota plant have had busy work schedules this past summer.  The auto assembly plant shut down for seven weeks from March 20th until May 11th due to coronavirus concerns. 

Toyota Vice President of Manufacturing Kerry Creech said vehicle sales during September were 16% higher than a year ago.  Creech noted that put returning workers into high gear.

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Kentucky’s State Transportation Office announced Monday the opening of a regional driver licensing office in Richmond.  State officials still encourage mail-in or drop-in business when appropriate.

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The Lexington city council is preparing to hire a consultant to help with planning for the Coldstream industrial Park site near the interstate.  Council took preliminary action during a work session last week. 

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The official opening of what’s billed as the largest greenhouse in the United States is planned for this week near Morehead.  A preview came last week during the annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment.

Governor Andy Beshear reported 812 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky Sunday. Of the new cases, 116 were reported in children under 19 years old and the youngest case was listed as a one month old infant. 5 deaths attributed to the virus were also reported.  That brings the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,317.  

Governor Andy Beshear reported 1,295 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky Saturday. Of the new cases, 162 were reported in children under 19 years old and the youngest case was listed as a seven day old infant. 12 deaths attributed to the virus were also reported.  That brings the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,312.  

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