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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The increase in funding that is coming with the re-authorization of the Older Americans Act will be a boon for local communities that are struggling to serve their senior citizens.

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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 70th Hopkinsville Rotary Auction has been postponed as a precaution to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

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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.

AP/Wire Coverage

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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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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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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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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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In his Monday briefing, Gov. Beshear reports 124 positive COVID-19 cases in the state, and a fourth death from the virus. He announces a new Team Kentucky Fund to help to those suffering job losses, and a hotline (1-833-KYSAFER) to report those not complying with state orders.

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We are undoubtedly in historic times. Sports have been canceled. Schools closed indefinitely. Government offices closed. Local store shelves have been picked clean and nursing homes cannot allow visitors except in end-of-life situations. It’s a very fine line between panic and taking the fac…

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We are in a crisis and we are pulling together as #teamkentucky to battle our way through a global pandemic that could change our lives dramatically and forever. We very much want to believe Gov. Andy Beshear when he says there should be no politics right now, only Kentuckians.

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Following news of Kentucky’s first confirmed coronavirus-related death earlier this week — a 66-year-old Bourbon County man with underlying health issues — Gov. Andy Beshear closed dine-in services at restaurants and bars across the state. The order took effect 5 p.m. Monday.

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You may have heard the term “flatten the curve” in recent days, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a concept that everyone needs to be familiar with, because it’s the key to potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives during this crisis — and it will no doubt be key to keeping our …

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If COVID-19 previously was a distant concern to anyone, the events of the past week most certainly pushed this new respiratory virus to the forefront of a life-altering reality.