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Kentucky Derby Milliners use hat supplies for face masks

Apr. 4, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fancy hats and protective face masks. Kentucky Derby milliners across the country have swiveled their talent to protect America’s health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. A month and a half before May 2, the biggest day at Churchill Downs —...

Law enforcement investigating pop-up coronavirus test sites

Apr. 2, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Law enforcement is investigating several pop-up coronavirus test sites in Louisville that the Metro Council president called “scams,” The Courier Journal reports. The sites, which have been at various locations including outside churches and a gas station, are operated...

Harry Powell, of Lexington, Ky., works to change the marquee at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Kentucky Theatre will close on Wednesday following an executive order from Gov. Andy Beshear asking all public-facing businesses to close to help fight the spread of coronavirus. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky extending public assistance during virus outbreak

Mar. 18, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Wednesday extended public assistance eligibility as a short-term cushion for people as the state copes with the economic fallout from the new coronavirus. The state's count of virus cases has risen to 35, Gov. Andy Beshear said at his daily briefing on the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Mar. 18, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ March 17 The Ashland Daily Independent on local school employees supporting the community: Area schools and their employees never cease to amaze. Given all the uncertainty of the current times, we adults have a pressing responsibility to establish a sense of...