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Protesters at a pro-Second Amendment rally reportedly hung an effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear near the state's Capitol building Sunday, prompting bipartisan uproar.

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As officials scale up Kentucky's ability to trace contacts of those diagnosed with COVID-19, the state will be employing a three-part system to assess those affected, alert people who came into close proximity, and provide support for anyone asked to self-quarantine.

Seating Is Limited But Restaurants Open In KY

May 22, 2020
Karyn Czar

Restaurants are allowed to open in Kentucky today at 33% seating capacity inside and outdoor dining with social distancing. Kelin Beatie is the manager of Zim’s Café at Lexington’s Old Courthouse told WUKY they are focusing on patio dining for now. “We’re not quite ready to have people inside just yet. We don’t want to rush into anything but we’re definitely trying to really vamp up our outside and make sure everything is comfortable and people want to be outside. We’ve all been locked up in our houses all this time so everybody wants to be outside anyway so that’s great.”

UK President-elect Eli Capilouto

After nearly a decade on the job, the University of Kentucky’s president wants to extend his tenure. But he's volunteered for a pay cut as the school deals with financial fallout from the coronavirus.   WUKY's Josh James has details.


Baptist Health Lexington has announced plans to build a medical campus that will create hundreds of jobs in Kentucky’s second-largest city.   Karyn Czar reports.

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As new coronavirus cases hold steady or even inch downward in the state, Kentucky is seeing a slight uptick in the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19. But there's a reason the disparity in numbers doesn't have health officials alarmed.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says the there are promising signs in the state's coronavirus data, but he's warning that politicization of safety guidelines could hurt recovery efforts.

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Despite a day of somber milestones in Kentucky's coronavirus outbreak, the state is drawing up new plans to reopen a series of businesses and attractions in June.

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to ramp up contact tracing in Kentucky. The goal is to contain coronavirus cases as the state's economy gradually reopens. The governor on Monday announced the hiring of veteran health care industry executive Mark Carter as an executive adviser to lead the contact tracing program.

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The University of Kentucky has fired the coaching staff of the school's decorated cheerleading program after an investigation revealed instances of squad hazing, lewd chants, drunkenness, and public nudity at off-campus events.