‘Solid economic recovery’ boosts Kentucky’s economic outlook with major credit rating agency

Gov. Andy Beshear announced one of the big three credit rating agencies, Fitch Ratings, improved the state’s financial outlook to stable, reflecting the commonwealth’s solid economic recovery from the pandemic. In the periodic rating report issued Tuesday, analysts wrote that the rating “reflects the commonwealth’s solid ability to control revenues and expenditures to maintain fiscal balance, a declining…

1.83 million people have received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that 1,835,176 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. “We’re getting closer to reaching our 2.5 million–vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge every day, but we need to pick up the pace, especially among younger Kentuckians,” he said. “There are vaccination appointments available…

Ag. Commissioner Quarles Calls For Kentucky ‘Reopening Date’

By RYLAND BARTON Republican Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is calling on Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear to set a firm “reopening” date for the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. The demand comes as Republican-led states like Tennessee and Florida have almost entirely dropped pandemic-related restrictions and others have set dates when they will reopen further. It also comes as the…

Poll: Kentuckians hesitant of vaccination are open to receiving the vaccination if provided with more information

By AJ Cabbagestalk LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – Wednesday, a poll from The Foundation for Healthy Kentucky revealed half of Kentucky adults who are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine are open to changing their mind if provided with more information. At least 71% of Kentuckians have been vaccinated or plan to receive a vaccination, the poll…