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Kentucky’s new-case COVID rate falls more than any other state’s in last 2 weeks

As the United States sees the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus since the surge in late summer, Kentucky is an outlier. In ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, December 27, 2021 6:59 am


Billy Gene Staten, 81

Billy Gene Staten, 81, of Craintown Road, Gravel Switch, KY passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021, at his home. A native of Boyle County, he ... Read more

by Al Cross, Sunday, December 26, 2021 12:37 pm


Pandemic map is mainly orange, but has plenty of red counties

Kids could start getting Pfizer shots as early as Nov. 3 Kentucky’s coronavirus map is now mainly orange, indicating the continued decline in new cases ... Read more

by Al Cross, Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:30 am


Essie Brown, 88

Essie Brown, 88, of Hustonville, KY (formerly of Lexington, KY), died on Oct. 21, 2021. Arrangements by Fox & Friend Funeral Home-Stanford, KY. Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:16 pm


Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:06 am


Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89

Earl Paxton McQuerry, 89, of Lancaster, died on Sept. 5, 2021. Arrangements by Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2:39 pm


Beshear orders all in schools to wear masks, says he’s willing to re-institute broader indoor mask mandate ‘if necessary’

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS Citing what his health chief called “the fastest and steepest rise of the entire pandemic” Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear issued an emergency ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:06 pm


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:18 am


Daily new cases hit a two-month high

At current rate, it will be early Dec. before 70% of Kentuckians are immunized Kentucky reported 669 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the largest ... Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:14 am

COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus vaccinations and cases continue to slow in Kentucky

Vaccinations for the coronavirus in Kentucky continue to slow, with the state reporting only 9,246 additional Kentuckians getting their first dose of vaccine since yesterday’s ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, April 30, 2021 12:53 pm

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