WATCH LIVE: Governor Beshear Makes Special Address to Kentucky By Samantha Morrill • Sep 10, 2020 TweetShareGoogle+Email Governor Andy Beshear Governor Andy Beshear makes a special address to Kentuckians the day after the coronavirus death toll in the state tops 1,000. The governor held a wreath laying ceremony earlier in the day and ordered all flags flown at half-staff Thursday. You can watch the live video below. Tags: Governor Andy BeshearCoronavirus DeathsTeam KentuckyTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Governor Beshear Says Ceremony Planned To Honor More Than 1000 Kentuckians Lost To Coronavirus By Stu Johnson • Sep 9, 2020 kentucky.com Governor Beshear says a second wreath laying ceremony will be held Thursday morning in the capitol rotunda. It’s being held to honor the more than 1000 Kentuckians who have died from coronavirus related illnesses. Total Number of Kentuckians Lost to COVID-19 Tops 1,000 By Samantha Morrill • Sep 9, 2020 During Wednesday afternoon’s update from Frankfort Governor Andy Beshear announced that since the pandemic began, more than 1,000 Kentuckians have died from COVID-19. The governor announced 667 new cases of the virus, bringing the state total to 53,977. Gov. Beshear announced 16 new deaths Wednesday afternoon, bringing that total to 1,013. The positivity rate is again under four percent, at 3.84% as of Wednesday afternoon. You can watch a recording of Wednesday’s update below.