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In-Person Classes Remain Out For Rest Of Kentucky School Year

Josh James

Schools should plan to stay closed to in-person classes through the rest of the school year. That's the latest recommendation from Gov. Andy Beshear.

As expected, Beshear is asking all schools to continue non-traditional instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The governor used part of his daily briefing Monday to speak directly to students who had hoped to attend graduation events and proms.

"This shouldn't have to be asked of you, but it is," Beshear said. "This is a time that we are all called on to do more than maybe we ever thought we could, but knowing what the stakes are. So to all of you I understand your disappointment, but that thank you. Thank you for your willingness to help other people, and let's find creative ways, digitally and otherwise, to try to celebrate your accomplishments."

The Fayette County School Board is expected to make May 27 the last day of the school year.

Monday, the state reported 102 new cases of the novel coronavirus, a number that's likely artifically low due to slower reporting over the weekend. Yet the figure does put Kentucky over 3,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Six additional deaths also pushed the state past one-hundred-and-fifty fatalities.

Beshear said a memorial service will be held Tuesday in the Capitol rotunda for those lost to the virus.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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