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Numerous COVID statistics increase in Tuesday’s daily report

The number of counties in the 'red' category for high incidence rates continues to increase as it goes from 23 to 28.

Department of Fish and Wildlife discuss COVID and economic impact before joint committee

Fishing and hunting license sales alone fund 48 percent of the department’s budget.

Wolfe County Search and Rescue responds to hiker on Rock Bridge Trail

A post on the Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team Facebook page detailed the rescue from around 11:30 a.m. on July 27.

UK Wildcat Mary Tucker wins silver in mixed air rifle competition

Tucker and teammate Lucas Kozeniesky made it to the gold medal match where China won 17-13.

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Public can now better understand health using UK’s Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Lab

The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition recently opened its research-grade lab to the public.

Floyd County man charged with 20 counts of possessing child porn, 1 count distribution

The KSP Electronic Crime Branch started the investigation following its finding the suspect uploading sexually explicit images online.

Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo to feature local startup founders

The event will be held on Aug. 5 and 6 with registration now open.

Clay and Rowan counties receive $2 million from USDA for economic development

Kentucky is one of 10 states in which USDA is investing $14 million in rural economic development projects.

KSP searching for Trigg County murder suspect

James Gentry Jr. should be considered dangerous as his charges include Murder, Robbery, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

Versailles authorities attempting to identify burglary suspect vehicle

Officers responded to a burglary complaint Friday, July 23 on Fielding Drive in Versailles.

Williamsburg Police Department receives equipment upgrade

Williamsburg authorities have used in-car dash cams and body mics since 2012, and now that transparency extends with each officer receiving a high quality body camera.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity wants city’s ARPA funding used for affordable housing

The organization posted on its Facebook page about this "unprecedented funding."

Serious crash ties up London, Laurel first responders

Crews responded to a vehicle collision close to the North I-75 42 mile marker.

Stolen weapons found as London convicted felon is arrested

The theft victim reported the guns were stolen from his Keavy residence the same day.

UPDATE: Nine counties transitioning to regional licensing offices in August

After the August transition, 49 out of 120 counties will have transferred to the regional services.

Fayette County’s weekend COVID numbers add to increasing weekly average

According to the health department, nearly 66% of Fayette County residents eligible for the shot have been fully vaccinated.

Harlan County Health Department offering drive-up vaccine clinic

The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available at the clinic.

ASPCA grants Kentucky Humane Society $60,000 for horse-homing initiative

KHS’ Horses Welcome Initiative wants to help owners find the best possible outlets for their horses.

EKU appoints new regent to board, details new year-long student experience

Ashley Ward was appointed to EKU's Board of Regents during a special meeting July 26.