More Area Coronavirus Coverage

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A Christian County Public Schools Transportation Department employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was not a bus driver.

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The coronavirus outbreak has had a drastic impact on our way of life. Terms like “social distancing” were unknown just days ago; now, they’re the new normal. In this time of “six-feet-apart,” “physical isolation” and “self-quarantine” we know that the world can seem a little scary.

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Todd County announced its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus Friday in a healthy adult who is visiting the county and had been out of the state previously.

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United Methodist Pastor and Micah Mission Center Executive Director Bro. David Banister had to make a tough decision this week and like many businesses or ministries in Hopkinsville, had to shut the doors.

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Construction is still ongoing at the new Holiday Inn adjacent to the James E. Bruce Convention Center despite the impact of COVID-19 in the community.

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According to a press release from Christian County Public Schools, The Kentucky Department of Education notified state public school superintendents on Tuesday that K-PREP testing for the 2019-20 school year has been canceled.

 

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Coronavirus, tornados and hurricanes seem to be the three leading causes of death at this time. My Lord, my Lord! Yes, this is real and although the entire world is facing a life changing crisis I want to say to everyone, “hold on and do not be afraid.”

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Hopkinsville recycling program halted until further notice

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Like you, I’m hearing about acts of kindness during this time when the (corona)virus is causing so many problems. We realize it’s easy to become so distracted with how bad things are, that we forget all the good that is going on all around us. In a world where the attitude is many times base…

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Christian County Health Department announced two new presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 Wednesday afternoon in Hopkinsville.

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On March 19, one of Hopkinsville’s hottest new restaurants, The Mixer, received a large shipment of toilet paper. Any other time the shipment would have been an ordinary delivery, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, toilet paper in Christian County has become scarce.

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We will be closing for 2 weeks or until we see where this Covid-19 journey takes us. As the owner of Herb Hays Furniture and Mattress, I am concerned about the safety of my staff and their families. I will hope and pray that this pandemic does not hit our community but as I look around our c…

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Officials at Fort Campbell provided COVID-19 updates via livestream on the U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, announcing changes to key areas as the post prepares for the pandemic.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday during his daily COVID-19 press conference that he signed the recently-passed bill to give school districts an unlimited number of non-traditional learning days in the case of an emergency. If signed, the bill will allow districts to teach from home wi…

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Editor’s note: This list is compiled by the Christian County Chamber of Commerce and includes restaurants in Christian and Trigg County that are open for carryout or delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list will be updated as changes occur or new restaurants request to be added. For t…

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When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a mandatory dead period for sports in the spring in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it didn’t take away from all the work the areas baseball, softball and track & field coaches had put in.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to lost jobs all over Christian County, and the state as a whole. Recently, Ford Motor Company announced that it was shutting down its Louisville factory until at least March 30.

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MB Roland Distillery of Pembroke, Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville and Old Glory Distilling Co. in Clarksville, are partnering in production to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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As of Friday evening, child care centers in Hopkinsville and across the state closed as part of the governor’s mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving some families without a place to take their children while they work.

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Local Census partnership specialist Kisha T. Jeffrey-Mische is confident the local community will have the most accurate U.S. Census count it has ever experienced, despite the impact of the COVID-19 virus that continues its spread in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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With the cancellation of spring sports at the collegiate level due to concerns of spreading COVID-19, some seniors from the city were left in doubt on whether or not they’d get to play their final season of college.

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In 2019, the Kentucky Senate passed Senate Bill 1. Among other changes, that bill changed the role of school counselors across the state.

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As the world and the local community combat the COVID-19 pandemic through closures and self-quarantines, Sanctuary Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps women who are sexually or physically abused, remains open and able to serve clients.

AP/Wire Coverage

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knock…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported three more deaths related to the new coronavirus Friday as Kentucky had its largest single-day increase in cases since the global pandemic hit the state.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee said Friday he expects a big jump in unemployment payouts to Tennessee residents under legislation passed by Congress for those who lost work to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Friday update begins with a video for parents of young children. Gov. Beshear reports 54 new cases and two deaths. The state COVID-19 total is 302 cases. He asks local officials to close parks and recreation areas where social distancing is not practiced, and he urges southern Kentucky t…

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JAN. 3: The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China rises to 44 in an outbreak that awakens fearful memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Most of the cases are traced to the South China Seafood City market in the suburbs of sprawling Wuhan, where offerings are re…

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general said Friday that abortions in the state should cease as part of the governor's order halting elective medical procedures because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio has only two weeks before it will be slammed by a surge of coronavirus cases, and it's critical now that the state add many more hospital beds. The Republican also signed Ohio's first major piece of legislation in response to the pandemic…

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CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto tried something Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta would have considered sacrilege in normal times.

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Although the coronavirus threat and massive public response have created significant disruptions to routine and established an unsettling new normal, for the most part, people are reacting responsibly and in good spirits.

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We’re reminded during COVID-19 that the beauty of this un-commonwealth isn’t limited to its majestic mountains, picturesque horse farms and flowing rivers.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak will force Kentucky lawmakers to scale back spending plans, House Speaker David Osborne said Thursday in forecasting an austere state budget.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York once again saw a spike in the number of deaths and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus, a bleak trend for the epicenter of the U.S.'s outbreak of the fast-spreading virus.

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — One of the largest hospital systems in northern Kentucky furloughed a quarter of its staff Thursday in order to financially sustain its clinical operations amid the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Political campaigns in some U.S. states have been switching gears or are in limbo awaiting decisions on voting plans after elections were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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When Kentucky’s first cluster of COVID-19 cases emerged in rural Harrison County, The Cynthiana Democrat newspaper took immediate action to help keep its community informed. The weekly paper, which has two reporters, published a special section with essential information on the novel coronav…

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear reported the fifth Kentucky death linked to coronavirus Wednesday as total statewide cases during the pandemic approached 200 despite a slight drop in the number of new cases from the previous day.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are trampling on freedoms central to American lif…

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 peopl…

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned Tuesday that a Detroit-area hospital system was “almost at capacity” treating people with the coronavirus, as the state's stay-at-home order kicked in to reduce the spread.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newest coronavirus patients included a person who attended a “coronavirus party," which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday.

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On the first floor of the Capitol, Gov. Andy Beshear has been holding daily press conferences urging the public to practice social distancing, avoid large crowds and practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has already claimed the lives of three Kentuckians. He h…

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It was a strange week at the Capitol, much as it was all over Kentucky and the rest of the United States. Almost empty committee rooms during hearings, half the staff working remotely, cafeteria closed except for carry out, but the General Assembly still in session.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional and White House officials emerged from grueling negotiations at the Capitol over the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package saying they expected to reach a deal Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With at least two members of the House testing positive for coronavirus, Democrats are recommending that they pass a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue passage by unanimous consent, meaning no lawmakers would have to be present for the vote.