Tom Latek, Author at The Advocate-Messenger

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Great ShakeOut drill in Kentucky Oct. 21

You may not think of Kentucky as an area susceptible to earthquakes, but some of the strongest ones of the past have affected the state, ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:00 pm

agriculture

Economic forecast bleak for ag sectors, consumers next in line

Supply chain issues and inflation brought on by the pandemic are causing problems in a variety of Kentucky’s economic sectors including agriculture, a legislative committee ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, October 8, 2021 10:06 am

COVID-19 vaccine

Program encourages Ky. prep athletes to get vaccine

The Kentucky Primary Care Association is launching a new digital advertising campaign called “Stay in the Game” to encourage high school student-athletes to get their ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:31 pm

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Flags at half-staff Friday to honor victims lost to COVID

Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday in honor ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, September 24, 2021 7:30 am

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State’s sees COVID death toll pass 8,100

Kentucky saw its fourth-highest daily total of new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 49 more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the virus, pushing ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 am

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90 school districts have already adopted own mask mandates

During the recent special session, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted legislation preventing the Kentucky Board of Education and the governor from establishing mask mandates in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:55 am

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COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:17 am

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310 more Ky. National Guard soldiers deployed to 21 hospitals

The Kentucky National Guard has expanded its hospital support mission by activating 310 additional guard members in non-clinical logistical roles to 21 more hospitals across ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Monday, September 13, 2021 6:30 am

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State’s positivity rate hits 14% for first time

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentuckians testing positive for COVID-19 rose above 14% for the first time Wednesday. Gov. Andy Beshear announced 4,468 cases of the ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:46 am

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Bill banning mask mandate in schools passes second time around

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A House bill that would ban a mask mandate in schools failed in the House Education Committee by one vote early ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:41 am

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