The following is a list of area cancellations and restrictions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic:
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A Christian County Middle School employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been in the school since March 20.
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.
One of Madisonville’s major employers revealed Friday that a worker has tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s led to the plant shutting down for an extended weekend.
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.
Jennie Stuart Health has sought out new labs to process local COVID-19 tests, as its current vendor LabCorp lags in delivering results.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee grows much higher than the total in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians — especially those in border counties like Christian, Todd and Trigg — to limit traveling across the border.
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.
A person connected to The Pennyroyal Center has presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a news release from the mental health facility.
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.
With job layoffs and setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oak Grove councilmembers are trying to help residents who are struggling to obtain food and other essentials.
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.
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.”
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…
A Hopkinsville mother is urging the community to do its part in flattening the curve of coronavirus disease 2019 — if not for themselves, for hundreds of others that COVID-19 could be deadly.
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.
Couples quarantined at home because of COVID-19 can sprinkle some romance back into their relationship with Downtown Date-to-Go this weekend.
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…
No new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 were announced Tuesday during the Christian County Health Department COVID-19 press conference.
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.
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…
Counties bordering Kentucky are beginning to get a “whole lot” of cases of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, said Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham.
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…
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering several programs to help businesses that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic by either helping secure government contract work or assisting with acquiring loans.
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.
This is the first story in a series about first-year spring coaches starting their careers on the sideline but having to delay their debuts due to COVID-19.
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.
With a fifth of its residents made up of Amish and Mennonites, Todd County boasts the largest population of these religious groups in the state of Kentucky.
Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander and the Trigg County Fiscal Court declared a state of local emergency Tuesday at its regular meeting.
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.
As almost all businesses in Hopkinsville have closed their doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hopkinsville Red Cross has followed suit, but hasn’t stopped doing its work for the county.
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.
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.
A 61-year-old woman is the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus disease 19 in Hopkinsville. The case was confirmed Thursday morning by commercial lab results sent to a physician at Jennie Stuart Medical Center, who then contacted Christian County Health Department.
Residents at Hopkinsville’s Carriage House Assisted Living sat playing Uno on a recent afternoon, business as usual at the facility on Cool Water Court in the city.
Amid recent guidelines and recommendations made by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Andy Beshear for people to work from home and practice social distancing due to COVID-19 comes the concern of everyone’s mental health.
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.
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…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a fellow libertarian-leaning Kentuckian, Rand Paul.
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.
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.
Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack explains why social distancing is more important than ever as COVID-19 cases increase nationwide.
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…
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — One of largest hospital system in eastern Kentucky will furlough about 500 staff members because of sharp revenue decreases amid the new coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Residential evictions are halted across Kentucky after Gov. Andy Beshear issued additional measures to his state of emergency Wednesday.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sen. John Thune was consulting with his doctor in his home state of South Dakota on Thursday after leaving Washington, D.C., a day earlier because he felt ill.
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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits surged in the past week as many businesses closed or scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus.
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.
We’re two months into this hellish nightmare of a pandemic and we still don’t have what we need to slow it or stop it.
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…
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.
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…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has advised against all international travel because of the coronavirus, but that didn't stop Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from flying to Afghanistan this week.
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…
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.
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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill giving Kentucky's schools the latitude to use as many nontraditional instruction days as needed in response to the coronavirus outbreak was signed by Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday.
DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too.
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…
Tragically, due to the COVID-19 virus, tens of thousands of Kentuckians will likely lose their jobs and thousands of our small businesses — from manufacturing and restaurants to apparel shops, beauty salons and gyms — will suffer financial hardship, some total devastation. We, as members of …
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is taking a number of precautionary measures to assist public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As the coronavirus raged across the nation, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wondered why people were looking to him for answers.