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Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order mandating that all Kentuckians must wear facial coverings in certain public situations starting 5 p.m. July 10, following days of continuous COVID-19 case spikes throughout the state.

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State health officials urge Kentuckians to be careful if they plan to travel to or have traveled to Myrtle Beach, a popular South Carolina beach, amid several recent clusters of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia that have been directly tied to the area.

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The Pike County Health Department reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, making 68 cases for the county so far.

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Researchers from the University of Kentucky said they are asking for everyone’s help in learning how to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus. The community, said UK representatives, is invited to complete a survey as part of the COVID-19 Prevention Project from Wellness, Health and You (WHY)…

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The United Mine Workers of America International Union announced June 16 that it has taken legal action intended to force the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect miners from COVID-19.

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This year, officials with the Kentucky State Police had planned to host the 55th year of their Trooper Island Kid’s Camp. However, due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he has made the tough decision to cancel camp, but with a twist. Brew…

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The Pike County Health Department reported nine new confirmed COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in Pike County on June 12, making the county’s total at 47 cases so far.

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Local officials said during a COVID-19 update aired on Pike TV June 9 that the county’s activity level with the virus remains relatively low but, they cautioned, people’s activities and choices in the coming days will have a great deal of impact on the disease’s activity in coming weeks.

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Two University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) graduates have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic during their residencies. Soon after COVID-19 cases began spiking in the U.S., Rachel Willimann, D.O., a third-year pediatric resident working a…

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Kentucky Blood Center announced on June 7 there is a critical need for blood donors as the nationwide blood shortage which has been plaguing many areas of our country for weeks has impacted the commonwealth. KBC, which supplies blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals, has an urgent need for…

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After closing to the public on March 17, Pike County Judge-Executive Ray Jones’ office announced on June 4 that the Pike County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced that circuit court clerk offices will be temporarily allowed to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely through July 31, 2020.

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Barbershops, hair salons, cosmetology, nail salons, massage therapy, tanning salons and tattoo parlors were the latest to reopen to the public in Kentucky this past Memorial Day, May 25, after being closed for more than two months.

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The Pike County Health Department announced May 28 that a 5-week-old infant has been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), making the county’s 29th case.

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The Pike County Health Department has announced a total of 28 COVID-19 cases in the county so far, as of presstime May 26. The public is encouraged to continue taking important health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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On Monday, the Pikeville Community Kitchen handed out goodie bags full of food items such as soup, rice, crackers, oatmeal, pudding and other such items at the Pikeville United Methodist Church downtown to individuals who stopped by. The group made up of individuals from around the county, a…

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PRESTONSBURG — The Big Sandy Community and Technical College Board of Directors approved its upcoming budget and discussed impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last week.

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The state of Kentucky is in the process of reopening from statewide closure orders, with more public-facing businesses and agencies being allowed to reopen under specific health guidelines.

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The Pike County Health Department has announced a total of 25 COVID-19 cases in the county so far, as of presstime May 18, and it encourages the public to continue taking important health precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced Feeding Kentucky has purchased 10,080 pounds of Kentucky Proud pork sausage from the iconic Purnell’s “Old Folks” headquartered in Simpsonville. The purchase is funded by a historic donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co…

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