Norton Children’s Hospital treating 2 patients for new, potentially deadly illness related to COVID-19 Tuesday, May 12 2020 

Norton Children's Hospital said Tuesday it is treating two patients who may have a new potentially deadly illness related to COVID-19.

‘Nobody dies alone.’ Emergency room nurses share how COVID-19 pandemic impacts their day Tuesday, May 12 2020 

Emergency room nurses say seeing patients recover from COVID-19 makes all the hard work worth it.

        

Virtual shopping event this weekend to support local businesses Tuesday, May 12 2020 

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance will hold a "Buy Local Virtual Fair" this weekend.

2 children at Norton being treated for coronavirus-related inflammatory symptoms, hospital says Tuesday, May 12 2020 

Tuesday, hospital spokesperson said they are unable to release specific information about the children.

        

Deadline approaches for Hoosiers who want to vote by mail in primary Tuesday, May 12 2020 

The Indiana primary is three weeks away.

Archdiocese of Louisville sets opening date for public Mass, if churches can safely comply Tuesday, May 12 2020 

The Archdiocese of Louisville has released its reopening plan, scheduling public mass to being on May 20 with social distancing guidelines

       

‘This was a botched investigation that ended up with an innocent young woman killed,’ Breonna Taylor’s attorney and mother speak out Tuesday, May 12 2020 

Mayor Greg Fischer said after LMPD completes its internal investigation, the report will go to the Commonwealth Attorney, who will check for fairness.

        

Hardin County Schools summer feeding program to begin May 26 Tuesday, May 12 2020 

The summer feeding program, which provides free meals to any child younger than 19, will end July 24.

Jeffersonville hires Melissa Voyles, Andrew Grantz to lead basketball teams Tuesday, May 12 2020 

Both of Jeffersonville High School's new basketball coaches have experience coaching in Southern Indiana.

       

Second Kentucky Child Hospitalized With Rare COVID-Related Condition Tuesday, May 12 2020 

A second child has been hospitalized in Kentucky with a rare coronarvirus-related inflammatory disease, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday. During his daily briefing,  Beshear said that the patient is 16 years old, and has been hospitalized out of an abundance of caution. The first Kentucky child to be diagnosed with the syndrome, a 10-year-old, is still in critical condition on a ventilator.

“For these individuals that have this, this is very dangerous and life-threatening,” Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack said.

Stack said the condition is similar to Kawasaki Syndrome, and causes inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body. Patients can have cardiovascular and respiratory collapse. Stack said children who come down with the disease do not always have respiratory symptoms initially, but instead show rash, fever, fatigue, aches and watery eyes.

Similar cases have been found among children in other states. So far, no child has died from this particular COVID-related condition.

Beshear Responds To Another Lawsuit

Beshear on Tuesday responded to yet another lawsuit challenging his executive orders meant to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. The suit, filed in federal court Sunday by Tony Ramsek, Frank Harris, Theodore Joseph Roberts, and Tony Wheatley, claims Beshear violated their constitutional rights with his ban on mass gatherings. According to their lawsuit, the plaintiffs participated in the “Re-open Kentucky” rally at the state capitol, which drew more than 1,000 protesters.

“I want people to be able to speak out, I want them to be able to disagree with me, I want them to be able to protest, but I want them to be able to do it safely,” Beshear said, adding that no enforcement was taken against the protesters, “even when they did it in a way that wasn’t safe.”

Beshear added that he did not support the waving of the Confederate Flag, or white supremacist symbols, as at least one protester did during the May 2 rally.

“I do not think it’s OK to be waving Confederate flags during a rally,” Beshear said. “Now I guess you can do that. It’s your right of free speech, but it’s really wrong, and it sends a message of hate.”

Judges have ruled against Beshear in two recent federal lawsuits claiming his executive orders infringe on freedom of religion.

As Summer Approaches, Beshear Urges Kentuckians To Stay Vigilant

The governor admitted he is worried that as the economy begins to open up during phase 1, people might become complacent and less likely to comply with social distancing guidelines.

“Am I worried that our reopening plans add to that false sense of security? Yeah. I am a little bit,” he said. “But I know that where we are economically right now, we’ve got to try to do this and do it safely.”

The state is reopening parts of the economy this week, but has not met the original guidelines it set around testing and new cases, nor has it met those laid out by the White House, which calls for a 14-day decline in new cases.

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, testified Tuesday in Congress, and warned against states’ plans to “jump over” the guidelines laid out by the White House.

Beshear announced 191 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, for a total of 6,853 total cases. Ten more Kentuckians have died from coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll to 321 people.

Beshear said the number of cases confirmed remains relatively steady, despite an increase in testing capacity. The state has now tested more than 110,000 people.

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