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Gov. Beshear: 3 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Kentucky, total is now 4

Governor Andy Beshear says there are now four people in Kentucky who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus state of emergency in Lexington

Shortly after Governor Andy Beshear announced the state's first confirmed coronavirus case in Lexington and declared a state of emergency, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton did the same. 

Governor calls on employers to offer paid sick leave

Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday called on employers to offer paid sick leave if they don't already in the midst of a bad flu season and the threat of the coronavirus.

Beshear touts guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions

Gov. Andy Beshear is trying to jump-start a stalled health care bill that would prevent health insurers from denying coverage due to preexisting medical conditions.

Hart County food plant to invest $92.8 million, creating 140 jobs

T. Marzetti Co., a salad dressing manufacturer, says it will expand its Hart County plant, creating 140 jobs in western Kentucky.

Engineering company to create 83 jobs in Kenton County

Engineering firm STEP CG plans to expand its headquarters in Kenton County into new office space, creating at least 83 jobs.

Judge denies injunction sought by ex-school board members

A federal judge has refused to undo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's action that reorganized the state school board.

‘Kentucky Saves Week’ celebrated in Frankfort

Beshear proclaimed Kentucky Saves Week from February 24-29, 2020, encouraging all Kentuckians to commit to saving money.

Bill introduced to undo Beshear’s remake of school board

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has introduced a bill aimed at the governor's overhaul of the state school board.
Fairness Ordinance

Cold Spring passes LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance

The City of Cold Spring passed an LGBTQ Fairness Ordinance Monday by a vote of 4-to-1, according to the Fairness Campaign.

State hiring more social workers to fight child abuse

Kentucky is hiring hundreds of social workers to fight child abuse, according to the state. 

Fire at Kentucky prison forces inmates to be relocated

Governor Andy Beshear says a fire has broken out at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County.

Beshear signs bill to require school officers to be armed

Beshear has signed legislation to require that law enforcement officers carry weapons when assigned to provide security at schools.

Beshear advocates for cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs

Group pushing for a cap on out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin.

Report: Kentucky is nation’s leading whiskey exporter

Kentucky is the nation’s leading exporter of whiskey, which includes bourbon and rye, according to 2019 export reports.

Gov. expands emergency declaration to more flooded counties

The governor expanded an emergency declaration for flooded areas in the southeastern part of the state. Anyone with damage should contact their county's emergency manager

House panel approves bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

A bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs has passed out a Kentucky House committee.

Bill would change process to select transportation chief

A Republican-led Senate committee has approved a bill to rein in Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's power to select the state's transportation secretary.
Job, Employment Cuts

Chief justice warns of potential job cuts in judicial branch

Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. says if lawmakers go along with Beshear's budget proposal, the judicial branch would have to cut 387 positions.

State of Emergency declared in eastern Kentucky due to flooding

The governor declared a State of Emergency for eight counties and three cities in southeastern Kentucky due to flooding.

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