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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should expect an extension of his administration's mask mandate as the state works to stabilize coronavirus trends.

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With rising COVID-19 cases comes an escalating demand for tests. Here's a look at what's available and coming online in Lexington.

WUKY's DeBraun Thomas got to speak with Ewa Zadryznska about Poetry Unites Kentucky!

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In this edition of WUKY's award winning history series "Saving Stories" Alan Lytle and Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries, discuss the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.  Hear audio from a 1982 interview with Baseball Hall of Famer Willard Brown; a contemporary of Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby and Satchell Paige, but whose major league experience did not last nearly as long.  Find out why in this edition of Saving Stories.  

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, announced Monday new flexibility that the state is providing for public school districts. The allowance will help counties that are offering digital instruction as well as teachers who need to stay at home.

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Governor Andy Beshear says there are signs the Kentucky's mask mandate has played a role in slowing the state's sharp COVID-19 increase.

More that 30-thousand students arriving on UK’s campus in the next few weeks for the start of the fall semester will be required to get tested for COVID-19. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said its part of the University’s overall culture of trying to make a healthy environment for students, faculty and staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With the national unemployment rate in double digits and the worst quarterly contraction in GDP in U.S. history, the American people are facing an unprecedented economic crisis.

But a recent study conducted by the popular website Wallethub suggests that some U.S. cities are bouncing back quicker than others. Good news for Kentuckians: Lexington and Louisville claim the top two spots on that list.

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It’s human nature to want to be social, even in the midst of a global pandemic.  Thanks to a spike in COVID-19 cases in most of the country, including here in the Commonwealth, we’re still being asked to wear our masks and practice social distancing; but this is also the heart of the summer tourism season, especially for Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry.  Distilleries were allowed to reopen to the public in late June, so WUKY's Alan Lytle recently dropped in on Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort to see how they’re handling our new normal.

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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton joined us for a brief update on how businesses are handling recent restrictions to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. On Tuesday, bars across the state were required to close for two weeks and restaurants had to roll back from 50% capacity down to 25%.