Wednesday morning, Churchill Downs released a 62-page health and safety operations plan that will limit attendance to the Kentucky Derby to less than 14% of total capacity from the 2015 attendance record.
Some college students in Kentucky begin classes in less than a week. Students at Morehead State University begin classes on Monday, August 17.Students right now are busy moving back on campus and getting adjusted to new safety measurements in place.
In three weeks, students will go back to school, but it will be unlike any first day of school.With the threat of COVID-19 school leaders are facing some tough decisions on how their students and staff should attend school this fall. On Monday afternoon Governor Andy Beshear recommended that all Kentucky schools push back the start of in-person learning until September 28th and proceed with virtual learning to start the school year.
Several central Kentucky communities have seen a rise in overdose cases since the start of the pandemic. Dangerous drugs like meth and fentanyl are still on the streets being abused. One Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy knows the danger firsthand after a recent exposure and the life-threatening side effects it can cause.WKYT was able to talk with the deputy about those frightening moments after a routine stop.
Across the country and right here in Kentucky there is a lack of public art that celebrates women. Wednesday it was announced a new statue would be installed at the state capitol in Frankfort that will honor a pioneer in Kentucky education.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a 53-36 advantage over well-funded Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, who won a tightly-contested primary over hard-charging newcomer Charles Booker in June.
Many are fearful of catching COVID-19, but for some, the battle with the virus could be just the beginning. Experts warn many are having on-going complications after they’ve gotten rid of the infection.