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University of Kentucky

Governor Andy Beshear has confirmed that two cases of the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in the Commonwealth. Beshear said there would be more information from State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack during his daily press briefing on Wednesday. Health officials across the globe have confirmed that the new strain is a more aggressive variant of the virus.

Associated Press

John Petty Jr. scored 23 points, including four of Alabama's 14 3-pointers, Jaden Shackleford added 18 points and Alabama never trailed Kentucky to earn an 85-65 rout Tuesday night in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's top two unbeaten teams.


Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has confirmed its first two cases of a new coronavirus variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom.

Lexington's Mayor Gives State Of The City Address

Jan 26, 2021
Lexington Herald Leader

Held virtually, Mayor Linda Gorton went over the successes amid a global pandemic and where the city goes from here.  Millions spent to help small business owners, on rental assistance and food programs to feed the exploding number of families who are food insecure amid Coronavirus shutdowns and job losses. Continued construction on the downtown Civic Center and improvements to infrastructure. Those were a few of the positive takeaways from Mayor Linda Gorton’s address. She said while there is light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 is still here and we have to continue to mask up, maintain social distance, wash our hands, be patient and persevere. 

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Donald Trump may be out of office, but he continues to have a defender in Kentucky Senator Rand Paul — who is labeling the ousted president's second impeachment "political theater" and pressing forward with calls to investigate election fraud allegations.

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Kentucky hit a new record for COVID-19 vaccinations last week, but that number could fall in the coming weeks if the federal government isn't able to boost shipments.


The Fayette County Health Department has released the latest COVID-19 numbers for this past weekend. Of the 341 new cases, 180 were reported on Saturday and 161 on Sunday. There were two more COVID-19 related deaths as well, however, eight are listed on the report.

Red Mile

On Sunday, historical horse racing machines have been temporarily shut down at the Red Mile after the State Supreme Court declined a petition to revisit its earlier ruling that the gaming was illegal. In a joint statement with the Keeneland Association said in part "We were disappointed the Kentucky Supreme Court denied our petition for rehearing. At this time, Keeneland and Red Mile have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close historical horse racing operations until there is more clarity surrounding the situation Historical horse racing machines are temporarily shutting down at Red Mile Gaming & Racing in Lexington, Kentucky.” 

Associated Press

That's a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats, who will walk the impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate on Monday evening, are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again.

House Sending Trump Impeachment To Senate Today

Jan 25, 2021
Associated Press

The House is set to bring the impeachment article against Donald Trump for the Senate trial. But a growing number of Republican senators say they oppose the proceedings against the former president. That's a sign of the dimming chances that Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.