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More COVID-19 Vaccination Centers Announced for Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) – On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 119 new vaccination sites, bringing the state’s total number of vaccine providers to 410. “Vaccinations are going incredibly well in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are giving out doses faster than the federal government provides them. More than 646,000 Kentuckians have received at least […]

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Expect Rain Throughout the Weekend and Next Week

Several waves of rain are expected to move through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys Friday through Sunday. Heavy rain will be possible, especially Saturday night through Sunday. Exact timing and location aren’t determined yet, but there will be a possibility of minor flooding early next week. Rain is forecast to begin Friday afternoon and continue […]

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Report shows persons who depend on electrically-powered medical equipment at risk

Extreme  weather  driven  by  climate  change  is  making  power  outages  more commonplace  even  as  the  need  for  electricity-dependent  home  health equipment  grows. In  this  context,  battery  storage  can  help  protect  medically  vulnerable households,  according  to  researchers  at  Columbia  University  Mailman  School of  Public  Health.  The  article  is  published  in  the  journal  Futures. For  the  millions  […]

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KY COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 6%

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 5.9%, the lowest since Oct. 27. “We are getting these vaccines out faster than the federal government can provide them, so there’s a lot of hope moving into the future,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are going to defeat this […]

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Lexington NAACP, Community & State Leaders Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2021) – With a commitment to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations across Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear is working with the Lexington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Today at Shiloh Baptist Church, 10 members of the community voiced confidence in and rolled up their sleeves […]

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COVID-19 Guidance Issued for Back to In-School Learning

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced he is issuing a new executive order that recommends all school districts, including private schools, offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1. If district personnel have not yet finished their vaccine series as of March 1, the executive order recommends some […]

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How to register for a COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccination locations Vaccines are being administered by the following providers. Follow the webpages and phone numbers for each provider to find out more information and/or register for a vaccine. Note: Most Kentucky vaccination locations are providing vaccinations for those in groups 1-A and 1B. Vaccinations will start for those in group 1-C on March 1. […]

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KY COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2021) – On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced COVID-19 cases have declined for six straight weeks in the commonwealth. He also reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 5. “The trends are going in a positive direction, perhaps the most positive since the pandemic began,” said Gov. Beshear. “What […]

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Lexington Residents Asked to Clear Walks and Steps – Drive Carefully

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – As crews from Streets & Roads and Water Quality continue treating roads per the City’s snow plan, conditions have improved; however, side and neighborhood streets remain snow and ice-covered and may be slick. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, drive with caution and increase stopping distance. Since midnight, the Lexington Police […]

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Beware of Falling Snow and Icicles

If the snow and cold aren’t enough to deal with in the winter, another danger often hangs over our heads: the large icicles that form on many homes and buildings. When temperatures thaw or fluctuate widely, these frozen sculptures start crashing down to the ground below and can cause injuries this time of the year, says […]

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