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Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

UK

On Friday, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced that all instruction for Summer 2020 will move to online or remote learning formats. In addition, Capilouto said next week UK will begin providing prorated financial credits to students for housing and dining plans that will be applied to student accounts as a credit for spring term charges. Each eligible student who receives this credit adjustment and enrolls in the Fall 2020 semester also will receive $125 in dining flex dollars to be used in that semester.A similar prorated credit plan will be offered to students for parking permits as well.

The Nutter Field House on the University of Kentucky campus is being turned into a 400-bed field hospital. For several weeks, officials at UK and UK HealthCare have been working with partnerships across the state to look at different scenarios as more Kentuckians are expected to test positive for COVID-19. Dr. Mark Newman, Executive VP for Health Affairs said the UK Football team’s practice facility will be ready for patients within two weeks.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

The Louisville fairgrounds will be converted into a field hospital in the coming days, as Kentucky braces for a surge of new COVID-19 patients.

UK College of Pharmacy

The internet can be a great way to stay connected and informed, but as social media platforms become the main source for some people to get and spread information. Often times stories not rooted in fact can spread like wildfire. Dr. Frank Romanelli, Associate Dean at UK's College of Pharmacy helps us navigate medications and treatments during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.

Lexington Fayette County Health Department

What are the numbers in Fayette County? Is social distancing working? If I can run to get groceries why can't I have friends come to my house? Should I or shouldn't I wear a mask? What are the latest recommendations by the CDC? Kevin Hall answers all your questions on WUKY.

Karyn Czar

Since classes were cancelled weeks ago because of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, school systems across the state have been delivering meals to students who are normally served at school. But many stopped the service this week for spring break so a private school in Lexington is filling the void.

The White House via AP

Gov. Andy Beshear says he believes White House COVID-19 fatality projections may be underestimating the numbers, and the state is working on modeling he describes as "more pessimistic." 

Keeneland.com

Several Central Kentucky community organizations have found a way to make lemonade out of lemons, maybe quite literally.  WUKY’s Samantha Lederman has more on the story.


AP Photo/Bryan Woolston

Kentucky logged its largest number of new coronavirus cases and deaths to date Tuesday, and Gov. Andy Beshear is bracing the state for rising totals in the coming weeks.

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