The U.S. attorney's office says a former U.S. Postal Service worker has been charged with tossing dozens of absentee ballots and other mail that was found in a dumpster in Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman's office said in a news release that 30-year-old DeShawn Bojgere of Louisville was charged with delay or destruction of mail.

Kentucky’s governor says political candidates should lean toward virtual campaigning amid a surge of coronavirus cases. And he says they should follow strict guidelines if opting for in-person events.

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The Kentucky National Guard is preparing to assist local officials at polling locations in 38 counties on Election Day. Guard officials say about 280 guardsmen will provide logistical and administrative support next Tuesday.

The 10th annual Sanders Brown Center on Aging's Markesbery Symposium is a virtual event.  Dr. Greg gets a preview on the major programming from Dr. Donna Wilcock, Assistant Dean For Biomedicine and Sweeney-Nelms Professor in Alzheimer's Research. 

In early August, Kentucky’s First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Governor Jaqueline Coleman kicked off the ‘Coverings for Kids’ program. The mission was to make sure children and educators had the face coverings they needed to be ‘Healthy at School’ by reducing the spread of the coronavirus when schools reopened. The First Lady said more than 150,000 masks have been given so far and this Friday, October 30th, the donation leg of the program will come to an end. Districts across the state will continue to give out masks as needed until the supply runs out.

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society and ABC 36 are bringing some of the stories behind the creepiest artifacts in the KHS collection to a TV near you just in time for Halloween. ‘Haunted, Historic Kentucky’ will take viewers on a spooky deep dive into the Kentucky Historical Society to examine numerous artifacts and Kentucky treasures that are reportedly “Haunted” or cursed.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with KHS Foundation Director, and former ABC 36 Anchor Doug High about the project.

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Marty Appel is an author, baseball historian, former television executive and former public relations director for the New York Yankees, where his boss was “the Boss” – Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.  Marty has worked closely with some of the greatest names in Yankees history, including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Whitey Ford.  Even when they’re not in the World Series, the Yankees always have a presence through the many team and individual records they still hold.  Marty Appel probably knows more than anyone alive about the history of the Yankees and their long list of great stars.

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Residents in Kentucky counties that go "red" during the ongoing coronavirus surge are being advised to observe new guidance from the governor's office.

Feeding the Community During a Pandemic

Oct 26, 2020

Millions of Americans are struggling to pay their bills as a result of the pandemic. Worse yet, a growing number are unable to put enough food on the table to feed themselves and their families. Fortunately, organizations like Nourish Lexington are consolidating resources to fight hunger right here in the local community.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the state has shattered a weekly record for the number of positive coronavirus cases. The 9,335 confirmed cases in the past week broke the mark during the pandemic of 7,675 set during the week of Oct. 5 through 11. In addition, at least 1,462 cases were reported Sunday, a record for that day of the week.