Gov. Beshear requests call with Kentucky superintendents, possibly foreshadowing extended closure

by Kevin Wheatley   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Gov. Andy Beshear will hold another conference call with Kentucky school superintendents Thursday afternoon, potentially signaling a longer suspension of in-person classes as the state tries to limit the spread of COVID-19. Beshear has hinted in recent days that an announcement regarding school closures will come soon,…

Primary election delayed until June 23; AG Cameron says Gov. Beshear’s executive order is appropriate

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Attorney General’s office released an opinion Monday upholding Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to delay an election during a declared state of emergency. The Governor issued an executive order in March delaying Kentucky’s primary election until June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jason Snead, Executive Director of the…

Kentucky governor gives Amazon OK to reopen warehouse where 3 had tested positive for COVID-19

by Chris Otts LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that Amazon has his OK to reopen a Shepherdsville, Kentucky, e-commerce warehouse on Wednesday, saying he is confident the facility’s eight-day closure will have sufficiently reduced the risk of spreading the coronavirus that three warehouse employees contracted. “It’s given us a chance…

With Income At A ‘Grinding Halt,’ Some Louisville Arts Groups Aren’t Waiting For A Government Bailout

By Stephanie Wolf In-person performances and other arts gatherings are on indefinite hold in the age of the novel coronavirus, but Louisville artists and arts groups are not sitting by quietly waiting for the storm to pass.  Nor are they waiting for the government to replace all the revenue they’ve lost from cancelled exhibitions, performances, fundraisers…

‘Let The Whole World Sue Me’: Beshear Unfazed On Closures As COVID-19 Cases Rise

By JOSH JAMES Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is sounding unruffled by proposed legislation that would enable businesses to sue the state over coronavirus-related closures, saying he would rather err on the side of being overly cautious. Listen here. “I’m trying to save people’s lives and if somebody doesn’t understand that… or care, I don’t really have…