Melissa Patrick, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


’Trigger law’ would end legal abortion in Kentucky if Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, as leaked

If a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overturn the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision becomes final, legal abortion in ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:04 am

Danville Sports

Danville girls wallop Wayne County, face Mercer in second round

STANFORD — The Danville girls took the fast lane to the semifinals. The Lady Admirals were on the gas from the opening tip Tuesday night, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, March 3, 2022 7:06 am

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Covid infection rate remains top among states; Most metrics used to measure the pandemic trending downward

Even as Kentucky’s daily new-case rate, infection rate, positive-test rate and Covid-19 hospital numbers are steadily trending down, its seven-day rate of daily new cases ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:31 am

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New case numbers decline, but deaths continue; 13,000 Kentuckians have died from Covid

As the metrics used to measure the pandemic in Kentucky keep dropping, deaths from Covid-19, considered a lagging indicator, went above 13,000 on Thursday. The ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 4, 2022 6:00 am

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Kentucky has nation’s second-highest covid rate; surge causing hospitals to limit elective procedures

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus keeps surging in Kentucky, setting a record Tuesday for the highest seven-day rolling average, and the acceleration of hospital ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:41 pm

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Covid cases escalate as schools begin to re-open; Beshear and Stack urge universal masking in schools

With coronavirus cases and positive-test rate skyrocketing just as students head back to school, Gov. Andy Beshear and his health commissioner urged more parents to ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:14 am

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COVID cases take post-holiday jump in Kentucky

After a four-week pandemic plateau, Kentucky reported a high number of coronavirus cases Tuesday, as well as an increasingly high share of residents testing positive ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:59 am

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Beshear urges that children be tested, vaccinated for Covid-19 before resuming school

As Kentucky’s children enjoy the holiday break, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged schools and parents to get them tested for Covid-19 before they return to class, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:10 am


As coronavirus cases increase, so do hospitalizations and deaths

The pandemic continued to accelerate in Kentucky Monday, especially in hospitals but also in new cases. Kentucky reported 2,728 new cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:13 am

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State’s COVID positivity rate climbing after holiday weekend

Kentucky’s coronavirus metrics took another jump Tuesday, with new cases and the share of Kentuckians testing positive up, and the fallout from that reflected in ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:38 am

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