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Jameson Cable of the Kentucky History podcast, & the deluge of crap at the...

Jameson Cable of the KY History Podcast joined Robert this week to talk about his show and the importance of history education. And, LuTisha Buckner and Robert went through more than a dozen bad KYGA21 bills (as well as a few good ones).

3/18 update — State opens priority vaccinations to ages 50-59, announces new vax sites...

Gov. Beshear announced expansions of the state's vaccination program, and said bars and restaurants could stay open an hour later because the state's positivity rate has fallen sharply, especially Thursday.
My focus is off, but her determination is clear.

Remembering Breonna Taylor — a story in photos

A memorial and demonstration was held on March 13 in Louisville to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville police. Del Ramey was there with his trusty camera, and gathered this story in pictures.

3/16 update — Outbreak of new strain of the coronavirus at nursing home shows...

An outbreak of COVID-19 in an Eastern Kentucky nursing home shows the risk of new variants of the virus, but also the power of vaccines to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations from the disease.
Governor Beshear delivering his state address on the pandemic (photo by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today)

3/15 update — Child-care centers to resume normal class sizes; state records 5,000th Covid-19...

On the day Kentucky recorded its 5,000th Covid-19 death and delivered its millionth vaccination, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that licensed child-care facilities could now return to normal class sizes.

3/11 update — Medicare-certified nursing homes will open to visitors Monday; guidelines criticized

Medicare-certified nursing homes in Kentucky will be allowed indoor visitation Monday, March 15, Gov. Beshear announced Thursday. But one retired doctor is criticizing the guidelines.

3/9 update — Positivity rate drops below 4%, vaccinations at a new high; Beshear...

"So everybody out there, stay patient, stay vigilant. Now is not the time to throw away your mask and to behave recklessly. Now is the time where we know that a better tomorrow is just right around the corner."

3/8 update — Guidance for vaccinated is a yellow light, not a green one,...

The guidance from the CDC says people two weeks past their last coronavirus vaccination can safely gather in small groups in their home with other fully vaccinated adults without wearing masks, but if a non-vaccinated person is present, masks and distancing are needed.
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Open records shenanigans, abortion amendments, and JCPS reopens

Jazmin and Robert discuss several of the bills making their way through KYGA21, including a bill allowing the AG to prosecute protestors, major changes to the open records law, changes to voting rights, and a constitutional amendment to end abortion in Kentucky.

3/4 update — 157 new vaccination sites to open, bringing total to 567; one-year...

Also, a detailed update from Rocky Adkins about how the state is dealing with the weather impacts in eastern Kentucky, and what residents should do to help.

3/3 update — Beshear says low case and death numbers in nursing homes show...

As all the metrics used to measure the coronavirus continued to improve, Gov. Beshear took special note of one that hasn't received much attention lately: single-digit case and death numbers in the state's long-term care facilities, where vaccinations are almost complete.

3/1 update — Capacity limits increasing; Beshear says ‘the most optimistic report I’ve been...

Following seven weeks of declining cases and positivity rates, along with more vaccines, Gov. Beshear announced Monday that many businesses would be able to increase their capacity limits, starting Friday, from the current 50% to 60%.