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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2, 2020) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky farmers are now eligible to benefit from a new program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Until passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security (CARES) Act, farmers were excluded from SBA’s eme…

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April 1, 2020 (Morehead, Ky.) – The Rowan County Community Fund Board of Advisors announced the creation of the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund to provide critical support to vulnerable populations in Rowan County who are adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of provid…

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As the spread of Coronavirus continues throughout Kentucky and the United States, Kentucky Blood Center is appealing to healthy individuals to donate blood to prevent shortages in the 70+ Kentucky hospitals it serves.

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On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear spoke with Kentucky school superintendents across the Commonwealth and requested that all schools to continue to be closed until Friday, May 1, 2020 to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Classes may resume on May 4, 2020.

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FRANKFORT (April 2, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear recommended Thursday that school districts statewide extend the suspension of in-person instruction until at least May 1 in the latest intensification of efforts to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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As the coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., remains optimistic and working towards legislation he believes will benefit Kentuckians while we attempt to “flatten the curve” of cases in the commonwealth.

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FRANKFORT (April 1, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday asked Kentuckians to focus on what we can do here to fight the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…

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In order to provide a public service to the community during the crisis, we have given non-subscribers access to our website’s breaking news coverage of the coronavirus at www.themoreheadnews.com. Just click on the breaking news headlines or the coronavirus in Kentucky box on the right hand …

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Gov. Andy Beshear fielded a question Monday regarding the possibility of Our Lady of Bellefonte staying open past the scheduled closure date of April 30.

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In compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing, along with current Kentucky state-governed policies, most developed recreation areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest are now temporarily shut down to help protect the health and safety of…

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ASHLAND Gov. Andy Beshear made an executive order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses and now citizens are facing reduced hours or temporary unemployment.

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MAYSVILLE Effective Thursday, March 26, at 3 p.m., Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) transitioned solely to virtual services through the end of the Spring term in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.

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As social distancing becomes even more critical during the pandemic, the Judicial Branch continues to make changes that will ensure access to the courts while protecting the health and safety of court personnel and the public.

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All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service. This decision protects the population it serves—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, staff are still able to provide c…

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MOREHEAD Beginning Wednesday, April 1, any Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) student learning packets or instructions for digital learning opportunities for the second session of NTI that were not picked up at your child’s school will be delivered to your home by representatives from the Row…

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FRANKFORT While the number of new cases of the coronavirus was lower for the second day in a row on Monday, there were also two more deaths, and interstate travel restrictions are being put into place.

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FRANKFORT (March 30, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday issued an order to limit Kentuckians’ out-of-state travel and offered a 10-step plan to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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ERLANGER March 30, 2020 Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) relies heavily on cookie sales as they represent over 80% of its annual operating budget and provide girls and their troops the opportunity to set goals and earn their own money, used to fund rigorous programs and grow…

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It's yet to be proven that warm weather will be bad for the coronavirus, but it's becoming clear that it can be bad for fighting it. Gov. Andy Beshear warned at his daily conference Sunday that he may have to close places of outdoor recreation and home-improvement stores if they can't enforc…

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FRANKFORT (March 29, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear pressed Kentuckians on Sunday to remain vigilant about social distancing amid reports of crowding at golf courses, basketball courts and home improvement stores to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and reduce the r…

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FRANKFORT (March 28, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that 92 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were confirmed in Kentucky, marking the largest one-day increase in the commonwealth amid the global pandemic.

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FRANKFORT (March 27, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday said his administration is continuing strong efforts to stop the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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FRANKFORT March 27, 2020 — The Supreme Court has entered Administrative Order 2020-14 to provide guidance to parties with custody and parenting time orders. The order clarifies that although existing court orders control, reasonable accommodations must be made to account for extenuating circ…

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General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.

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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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FRANKFORT (March 26, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday repeated his call for Kentuckians to stay Healthy at Home, said that the state is working quickly to prepare an initial drive-through testing center and announced 248 positive cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) has responded aggressively and repositioned our clinical operations in the past weeks in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Thanks to the tireless work of many, logistics and clinical support are firmly in place to screen, identify, and treat patients …

A new program being implemented in Rowan County has offered support to Morehead State students being affected by changes in campus operations due to COVID-19.