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Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced legislation to make it easier for students to cross district lines and let them tap into funding pools for school expenses.

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Kentucky officials say the state is expanding the class of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Meanwhile, Gov. Andy Beshear said at a news conference Thursday that the rate of positive tests edged up slightly to 3.95%, with 1,211 new cases of the disease reported in the state and 36 deaths.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky vaccinated a record 127,110 people last week against the coronavirus, while the rate of positive tests dropped to its lowest point in more than five months. The vaccination total last week surpassed the 112,428 vaccinations given the previous week. Beshear said the positivity rate dropped to 3.94%, the lowest rate since Sept. 21. The state reported 21 deaths and 880 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. A total of 4,850 people have died in Kentucky from the disease since the pandemic began.

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Davion Mintz and Brandon Boston Jr. both set career bests with six 3-pointers apiece and Kentucky beat South Carolina 92-64 in a regular-season finale.

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The Kentucky Senate has voted to require schools to reopen in-person instruction by late March. Senators passed the bill Wednesday. The bill is potentially one step from going to the governor. The bill would require in-person classes resume by March 29. It returns to the House, which will consider Senate changes. If the House accepts the changes, it could send the legislation to Gov. Andy Beshear. Under the bill, districts would need to offer, at least, a hybrid schedule where students attend in-person classes at least two days a week and classes are held at least four days a week.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the state has vaccinated more than 731,000 people for COVID-19 as the battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues. Beshear's office said Wednesday that the positivity rate also continues to drop and is 4.6%. The state had 1,175 new cases and 33 deaths on Wednesday. The total number of deaths has grown to 4,704 since the pandemic began.

  

  

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Tre Mann scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Florida pulled out a 71-67 victory over Kentucky, winning its third straight game and avenging a blowout loss to the Wildcats. Tyree Appleby’s wide-open 3-pointer with 3 1/2 minutes remaining put the Gators ahead for good at 65-63 in a game that had 14 lead changes and nine ties, the vast majority coming in the second half when neither team led by more than four. Davion Mintz tied a career high with 21 points in leading the Wildcats. Kentucky had beaten Florida 76-58 in January.

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Rhyne Howard scored 27 points, hitting all four of her 3-pointers, and No. 19 Kentucky defeated No. 17 Georgia 62-58.

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A Kentucky legislative panel has recommended that the governor and attorney general not face impeachment. The committee action was a response to impeachment petitions filed by citizens against the governor and the attorney general.

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The University of Kentucky has broken ground on a $15 million facility that will help high-tech startup businesses grow. The university says the new project at its Coldstream Research Campus will offer young companies office and laboratory space to develop. The new 40,000-square foot facility will be named The Core, or Collaboration. Research. Entrepreneurship.  It is scheduled to be finished in early 2022.

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