Beshear: Fighting COVID-19 has been ‘hard emotionally’


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Andy Beshear’s first year as Kentucky’s governor has been consumed by the COVID-19 crisis.

He made decisions to restrict public life that once seemed unimaginable as infections and deaths mounted.

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Amid waves of spiking coronavirus cases, the governor temporarily closed or scaled back businesses and halted in-person classes.

He preached the virtues of wearing masks in public and limiting gatherings.

His executive actions spurred legal challenges and protests.

Beshear has maintained an even-keeled approach to confronting the crisis and pushback to his actions.

But he acknowledges that navigating the state through the dangers of a pandemic has been “hard emotionally.”