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UK Sets Series with Irish

by Keith Farmer/LEX 18– The University of Kentucky basketball program has announced a new three-game series with Notre Dame scheduled to start this December in Lexington. The Wildcats will host the Irish in Rupp Arena on December 11, 2020, the two schools will then meet at a neutral site still to be determined in 2021…

County Unemployment Up for April

(KYSTATS)–Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2019 and April 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Clinton County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 8.4 percent. It was followed by Carlisle County, 8.7 percent; Cumberland County, 10.1…

Latest Fayette Co. COVID-19 Numbers

(LEX 18) — Four inmates at the Federal Medical Center have died from COVID-19. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says through May 27, there are 673 confirmed cases in Fayette County, an increase of 28 from Wednesday. This includes 268 cases involving inmates at the Federal Medical Center, up 20 from Wednesday. There have been…

Dems Call for Censure of State Rep.

(LEX 18) — A Kentucky state representative is under fire days after Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in effigy at the State Capitol. On Wednesday evening KY House Democratic leadership held a press conference calling on Republicans to move forward with an official censure of State Representative Savannah Maddox. At the news briefing state Democrats…

In Brief–TL;DR News

While “grim” may have become overused during the coronavirus pandemic, one would be hard-pressed to find a better word to describe the latest milestone reached by the United States: The country has officially passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths.The latest death toll means more Americans have died from COVID-19 than in the Vietnam and…

Poll: Has Pandemic Changed How Americans Feel About Health Care?

(SWNS)–Three-quarters of Americans agree that the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign that the U.S. should adopt a universal health care system, according to a new survey. The survey of 2,000 Americans, which was conducted by OnePoll, asked about their opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic and how well they believe the U.S. government has handled the crisis.…

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