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UK HealthCare says it’s prepared to handle Covid-19 surge

UK HealthCare officials say they are prepared for a Covid-19 surge.

Boaters encouraged to use caution in Kentucky Lake in Nov.

Scientists will be using nets to track invasive silver carp on Kentucky Lake so boaters are told to use caution.

Coal magnate Robert Murray dies; he long fought regulators

Robert Murray died Sunday at age 80 at his home in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

UK announces new steps to deal with Covid-19

The University of Kentucky says it is taking additional steps to control the spread of Covid-19 on campus.

New playground in Richmond aims for inclusion

Designers of a new playground in Richmond say it was built for children of all abilities and to reinforce the concept of "playing together."

Kentucky Derby Museum Open for Business

The Kentucky Derby Museum has reopened to the public with enhanced Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Kentucky opens new hotline for March unemployment claims

The hotline is for those who filed unemployment claims in March.

Dog stays by owner’s side after fatal fall from Powell County cliff

Crews found the body of a man who fell from a cliff after his dog led them to him.

Kentucky woman who broke quarantine order arrested

Police say Kendra A. Burnett was arrested at a Kroger grocery store for violating a quarantine order.

March unemployment claims being processed this week

All March unemployment claims in the state will be processed this week, according to Governor Beshear.

State healthcare to continue reopening in May

Outpatient and inpatient surgeries will begin in May, as the state continues to reopen healthcare.

Education task force consider graduation options for Class of 2020

An education task force discusses possible options for graduation ceremonies.

Beshear: Some health services reopening Monday

Some healthcare services will be allowed in the state starting Monday.

Kentuckians on SNAP will be able to buy food online

Kentucky has been approved for a USDA pilot program, letting SNAP recipients buy groceries online.

UPDATE: Lexington restaurant reopens after being closed due to mice

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced it has reopened its Polo Club Boulevard location after it was shut down by the health department last week.

UPDATE: Boyfriend of homicide victim charged in her murder

On Tuesday, police announced Elaine Castillo's boyfriend, 25-year-old Kevin Velasco-Gomez, was charged with murder.

UPDATE: Woman dies after hitting tree in Scott County

The coroner says 27-year-old Jessica Mark, of Georgetown, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday.

UPDATE: Lexington homicide victim identified

The body of 33-year-old Elaine Castillo was found Monday morning.

LPD: Teenager dies after being shot at apartment

Lexington Police say the teenager was hit after someone fired into an apartment.

Infant becomes third flu-related death in Lexington this season

This is the first pediatric flu-related death this season.