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Kentucky will allow any voter concerned about contracting or spreading COVID-19 to vote absentee in the November general election. The state will also be expanding early voting and election day voting in a bid to keep any one option from overloading the system.

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This week on the WUKY SportsPage Keith Elkins talks with Joe Manning, deputy director of the Louisville Story Program which has produced among many projects  the book,  "Better Lucky Than Good - Tall Tales And Straight Talk From The Backside Of The Track ."  It tells the stories of the many unsung heroes of the racing business.  Churchill Downs normally hosts the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May but because of the current pandemic it's  been moved to September fifth.  

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Kentucky hit an unwelcome milestone Wednesday with an all-time record high of new COVID-19 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear pointed to the total as further evidence that schools should roll back their planned start dates.

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Lexington police are working to equip all sworn personnel, including some civilian employees, with body cameras. The initiative comes as a Louisville lawmaker is backing legislation that would mandate bodycams in all police agencies.

Just after Governor Andy Beshear requested that K-12 schools wait until September 28th to return to the classroom, Bishops from the four Catholic Dioceses in Kentucky held a zoom meeting and decided their schools were prepared and ready to start by the original request made by the Governor, which was the third week of August.

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Churchill Downs officials expect less than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rescheduled Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan. 

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Kentucky's top election official is weighing in against expanded mail-in voting in November. But the plan only represents a first step toward negotiations with the governor.

Karyn Czar

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has named Lisa Higgins-Hord the new Councilmember for the 6th District. The oath of office was administered Tuesday afternoon by Higgins-Hord’s aunt, Judge Pamela Goodwine. The city’s newest council member will fill the remaining four and a half months of Angela Evans term. Evans resigned last month after getting accepted to Princeton’s graduate program.   More from WUKY's Karyn Czar.

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 Kentucky men’s basketball associate head coach Kenny Payne, regarded as one of the top assistants in the country, is leaving the college basketball ranks to join the NBA. Payne has accepted an assistant coaching position with the New York Knicks, the organization announced Tuesday.