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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents enjoying the warmer weather must avoid crowds due to the new coronavirus pandemic, including those who are golfing or exercising, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday.“I know it’s beautiful outside. But folks, this is real,” Beshear …
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus.It was scheduled to be Monday.The extension was agreed upon by officials at Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing …
FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — She’s a cop, chasing down the Pike County bingo hall and the Floyd County flea market. She’s on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, standing just behind the captain. She’s Robin to Batman.In the memefest surrounding Gov. Andy Beshear’s …
MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there.And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender.Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch Saturday to easily win the Florida Derby, wrapping up a spot in the …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported three more deaths related to the new coronavirus Friday as Kentucky had its largest single-day increase in cases since the global pandemic hit the state.The 54 new cases were up slightly from the previous day, which Beshear called a good …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Anita canceled live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department.The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to stage eight races when the cancellation was announced about 30 minutes before …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general said Friday that abortions in the state should cease as part of the governor's order halting elective medical procedures because of the coronavirus pandemic.Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is anti-abortion, called on the …
MIAMI (AP) — Jack Knowlton has a condo about a mile away from the finish line at Gulfstream Park. And that’s as close as he will get to the winner’s circle on Saturday.He’s hoping his horse can get there anyway.The 69th running of the Florida Derby is Saturday, and it …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.The relief bill comes amid a dramatically shrinking economy as businesses statewide close …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak will force Kentucky lawmakers to scale back spending plans, House Speaker David Osborne said Thursday in forecasting an austere state budget.Proposed pay raises for teachers and state employees are now unlikely, he told …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits surged in the past week as many businesses closed or scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.Nearly 49,000 Kentucky residents applied for unemployment assistance last week, the U.S. Labor Department …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus.In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported the fifth Kentucky death linked to coronavirus Wednesday as total statewide cases during the pandemic approached 200 despite a slight drop in the number of new cases from the previous day.The governor reported 35 new cases in Kentucky, …
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Derby is set to have a full field and empty stands.A field of 12 has been entered for Saturday’s Florida Derby, typically one of the biggest Kentucky Derby prep races and serves as the crown jewel of the Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale …
Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:___March 23The Louisville Courier Journal on Sen. Rand Paul's actions ahead of his coronavirus diagnosis:Shame on you, Rand Paul.What you did — no, what you didn’t do — was irresponsible. Even reprehensible.You were concerned enough …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newest coronavirus patients included a person who attended a “coronavirus party," which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday.He admonished the young adults who attended the party for ignoring warnings to avoid gatherings.Beshear …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill giving Kentucky's schools the latitude to use as many nontraditional instruction days as needed in response to the coronavirus outbreak was signed by Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday.The proposal to give relief to school districts sped through the legislature with …
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A jail inmate found unresponsive in his cell died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, officials said.MacFarland Childers, 39, was taken into custody Monday and died later that evening, according to a statement from the Fayette County jail.His cause and manner …
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentucky residents to donate to a new fund to assist people suffering financial setbacks from the coronavirus and to report instances when social distancing practices needed to help contain the illness aren't being followed.The new statewide …

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