Kentucky COVID-19 Cases Heading Towards Another Record-Breaking Week Friday, Oct 9 2020 

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Kentucky’s weeks-long escalation in COVID-19 cases continued Friday with 1,059 new cases.

Gov. Andy Beshear said another day with more than 1,000 cases means the state will likely break its record for weekly cases for a third straight week. Last week’s more than 6,000 cases topped the previous high that was just one week prior.

“We continue to be in another escalation of COVID-19 cases here in Kentucky,” he said. “This is the highest Friday in the last four weeks, and this will be our highest week ever when we finish it for number of new COVID-19 cases.”


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Harvest Homecoming Vendors Dish Out Food Despite Festival’s Cancellation Friday, Oct 9 2020 

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Harvest Homecoming isn’t happening this year, but that isn’t stopping some New Albany vendors from finding ways to dish out their crowd-favorite treats to would-be festival goers.

During a normal year, Harvest can bring up to half a million people to downtown New Albany. But organizers scrapped plans for the annual fall festival in June due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cancellation meant vendors and small businesses would miss out on the financial windfall brought by the festival. It also meant residents and visitors to Southern Indiana wouldn’t get their hands on some of the food items that draw them to the festival every year.


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State Expects Fewer Absentee Ballots Requested In General Election Than In June Primary Thursday, Oct 8 2020 

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One day before the Oct. 9 deadline, the state says 17.5% of Kentucky registered voters have requested their absentee ballot for the November election, far fewer than the 27% who requested absentee ballots for the June primary.

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams said thats a good thing.

Thats right in the sweet spot, Adams said during Gov. Andy Beshears afternoon briefing. Thats enough that we see that its working, that the word is getting out, that voters who have concerns are able to utilize this effectively, but its also not something that will overwhelm the system.


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IT department warns U of L community about scam emails Thursday, Oct 8 2020 

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The University of Louisville’s Information Technology department sent out an email on Oct. 4, warning the U of L community of scam emails being sent to some U of L email addresses. The scam emails claim to provide coronavirus relief funds to those who fill out a form.

The IT department advises everyone to look out for these emails, which are being sent from multiple email addresses.

“The emails have the subject ‘Covid-19 Benefits’ or no subject and references a $920 payment and a Giveaway. These messages are fake and are part of a phishing scam,” the IT department said.

Those who receive a scam email should report it by using the “Report Message” button on Outlook. They should also make sure they don’t fill out the form or give any personal information to the scammers.

“If you have provided any personal information on this form, please monitor your related accounts, and cease any further contact,” the email said. “If you receive a phone call from the scammer, ITS asks that you contact the ITS Helpdesk and provide the phone number that the scammer is texting you from. If you provided any account information, you should change your passwords.”

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Morgan Wallen dropped as ‘SNL’ performer for breaking COVID-19 rules Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 

The country singer apologized after he was shown on TikTok socializing maskless at a crowded Alabama bar and house party before his SNL performance.

        

Secretary Of State Green Lights Jefferson County’s Voting Plan Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 

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Kentucky’s secretary of state has approved Jefferson County’s election plan.

Secretary Michael Adams made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday.

I’m pleased to announce I’ve approved Jefferson County’s election plan.


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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increasing In Kentucky Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 

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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are on the rise in Kentucky as the state faces the prospect of another record week of infections.

Kentucky reported nearly 2,400 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but only about 926 represent new cases. The rest are from a backlog reported in Fayette County over the last month and a half.

In the last three days, 72 people additional people have been hospitalized for COVID reaching a total of 541 cases on Wednesday.


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Beshear Says Kentucky Will Step Up Mask Enforcement Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 

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Gov. Andy Beshear says that officials will be more aggressively enforcing Kentucky’s mask mandate at businesses and restaurants as the state continues to experience an escalation of coronavirus cases.

Beshear also renewed the mask requirement, which initially went into effect on July 10.

Beshear said that inspectors from the state’s Department of Public Protection, Labor Cabinet and Alcohol and Beverage Commission would be stepping up their oversight of the mandate.


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Kentucky mask mandate extended another 30 days following third major escalation in COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 

"We are experiencing an escalation, our third major escalation in this COVID crisis and it is significant," Gov. Beshear said.

        

Results from co-immunity study show increasing rates of COVID-19 in West Louisville Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 

Results show that the rate of infection is 10-12% in West Louisville but 2-4% in other parts of the city.

        

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