Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday that Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 orders, including the mask mandate, are still legal and in effect despite lawmakers’ passage of House Joint Resolution 77.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a new campaign to target child sexual abuse in the commonwealth. Advocates from Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Lextran were in Frankfort Monday morning for the announcement.
Health leaders say we could soon see more supply of the vaccine, then demand for it. That’s as some health departments are trying to work through vaccine hesitancy. And that delay could slow down herd immunity.
More Kentuckians are becoming victims of unemployment fraud. People are telling us of getting letters in the mail saying they qualified or are getting payments when they never applied. Even a Kentucky State Senator was a victim.
While social distancing guidelines will prevent the gathering of hundreds of thousands of people along the shores of the Ohio River, the Kentucky Derby Festival says the changes they’ve made to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville means many people will be able to see it from their homes.
WKYT’s Bill Bryant caught up with him Thursday morning for this Sunday’s edition of Kentucky Newsmakers to get the senator’s thoughts on everything from mask mandates and pandemic relief to gun control.
Despite nearly 1.2 million Kentuckians getting vaccinated, and eligibility expanding Monday, health officials are still pushing for people to get tested for COVID-19. They say this is especially true for anyone who traveled for Spring Break.