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One Dead in Drive-By Shooting

(LEX 18) — Lexington Police are investigating after a drive-by shooting that has left one man dead. The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. on De Porres Avenue, near Georgetown Street. Police say a vehicle drove by a home and someone fired a shot into it. The victim, J28 year old Jesse Averitt, was taken…

1,175 New COVID Cases

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,175 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,175 new cases brings Kentucky’s COVID-19 case total to 407,373. Wednesday’s positivity rate was 4.6%. Gov. Beshear also announced 33 new coronavirus-related deaths.

In Brief–TL;DR News

Even as states such as Texas and Mississippi get rid of mask mandates, some of the nation’s largest retailers will still require them.Kroger, Macy’s Starbucks, Target, and CVS have announced their mask policies remain in effect while shopping in their stores.According to USA TODAY, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Ulta are also sticking with their mask requirements across…

House Committee OKs Bill to Provide Care to Pregnant Inmates

(LRC)–A KY Senate bill that seeks to guarantee pregnant and postpartum inmates receive proper care could soon become law. Senate Bill 84 cleared the Senate unanimously last month and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee unanimously. SB 84 would ban jails, penitentiaries, local and state correctional facilities, residential centers and reentry centers from placing…

Billboard Bill Passes Senate Committee

(LRC)– A bill that would rein in the rapid and unregulated erecting of roadside billboards across Kentucky advanced out of the Senate Transportation Committee. The measure, known as House Bill 328, would do this by re-establishing the state’s regulatory authority for roadside billboards. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. D.J. Johnson, R-Owensboro, said a federal court ruling…

Lexington Residents Asked to Report Flood Damage

(LFUCG)–Fayette County citizens are encourage to report damage from flooding in homes or businesses caused by last weekend’s heavy rains. Governor Andy Beshear has asked President Joe Biden to declare several Kentucky counties a disaster area because of the flooding. Mayor Linda Gorton said the city needs citizens to report their flooding to document the…

Good For You!

Congratulations to: Richard Seckel of Lexington, appointed to the Health Insurance Advisory Council. Paula Milner, gifted/talented resource teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary, presented the 2020-21 KAGE Service & Advocacy Award by the Kentucky Association for Gifted Educaiton. Anthony A. Houston, selected CEO for CHI Saint Joseph as well as president of Saint Joseph Hospital and…

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