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Record Number of COVID Deaths Thursday

(LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 58 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Kentucky, the most reported in a single day in Kentucky since the pandemic began. The 58 new coronavirus-related deaths brings Kentucky’s coronavirus-related death total to 3,301. Gov. Beshear also announced that 3,728 new cases of…

In Brief–TL;DR News

While most people need a few days to get acclimated following a move, new President Joe Biden got right to work in his first full day as president, signing no less than 10 orders and directives.Most of the orders centered on the coronavirus pandemic, with one calling for the creation of a COVID coordinator, another…

Good For You!

Congratulations to: These first place winners in the Middle School 2021 Governor’s Cup competition: Winburn, first place in District 53 and these winners from Winburn:  Arimitsu Horikawa-Strakovsky, math; Shayaan Shahnaz, science; Winston Fugate social studies and arts and humanities; Siddhi Viswanath, language arts; Lucia Moncayo, composition. These District 54 winners from Edythe J. Hayes:  August…

Arrest Made in November Murder

  (LEX 18) — A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of 24-year-old Akeem Lyvers back in November 2020. The Lexington Police Department announced that Raekwon Burse was apprehended on Thursday in Lexington. Burse was served warrant for murder in the November shooting death of Lyvers. Police say that…

Scholarships for Civil Engineering Students

(KYTC)–For more than 70 years, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has paved the way for Kentucky’s youth to pursue rewarding careers in engineering by offering two scholarship programs that help pay for tuition and guarantee a job. KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to prospective and current college…

Vaccinations in Lexington

(LFUCG)–After hearing reports from representatives of healthcare agencies and the Health Department Wednesday, Mayor Linda Gorton reported there has been widespread progress in “getting vaccines into arms.” Approximately 20,000 people in Lexington have been vaccinated, and the Health Department plans to vaccinate another 2,000 healthcare workers today. Most of those who have received vaccines are…

Good For You!

Congratulations to: Ruth Walker and Debra Gabbard, recognized as CASA of Lexington Volunteers of the Month for January. These Fayette County educators who earned their National Board Certification: Alice Barrette and Patricia Fitzpatrick, Tates Creek High School Karen Botts and Stefanie Hohensee, Northern Elementary Elisabeth Darce, Cassidy Elementary Mallory Fouts, Garrett Morgan Elementary Svitlana Jacobs…

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