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The organization that compiles yearly homeless numbers for Greater Cincinnati says we haven't seen the worst of it. The effects of the pandemic could linger into 2022.

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Private religious K-12 schools will be expected to close Monday, along with public ones, under a ruling from the U.S Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down on Sunday. The panel of judges overturned a lower court decision that blocked Beshear’s executive order from affecting private religious schools.

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Louisville police detective Joshua Jaynes, who obtained the search warrant for Breonna Taylor’s apartment, admitted some language is “incorrect” in the affidavit for that search warrant, according to a filing submitted Friday.

Kentucky Records Another New Coronavirus High

Nov 22, 2020
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Just a few days before Thanksgiving, state officials announced another record-high week of new coronavirus cases and the highest Sunday ever with 2,194 new cases.

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Restaurants and bars in Kentucky will be closed to indoor dining starting Friday until December 13 due to the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus.

Kentucky politics is ripe with colorful figures and scandals from each period of its more than 200-year-old history.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to issue emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling comes after several Northern Kentucky business owners sued Beshear in late June over his orders, which affected their reopening during the pandemic.

Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the lawsuit and expanded it, asking the court to rule on whether Beshear had the power to issue any orders during the state of emergency.

 


Iconic Restaurant Sold: Greyhound Tavern Changes Hands

Nov 9, 2020
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The Greyhound Tavern, a longtime favorite among Northern Kentucky's restaurants, has been sold.

Butch and Mary Ann Wainscott announced Monday that after 30 years in their hands, they have sold the Fort Mitchell staple to Taylor Mill-based One Holland Restaurant Group.

Gov. Andy Beshear has extended Kentucky’s mask mandate another 30 days amid a weeks-long surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state.

Beshear announced 1,635 new cases Wednesday, bringing Kentucky’s total to more than 113,000. Though the total did not break any records for daily cases – something that has happened repeatedly over the past several weeks – he said it is “way too many.”

Because of the ongoing uptick in cases, the state’s mask mandate will now extend into December. Beshear said a new poll reported by the New York Times showed 71% of Kentucky voters “strongly or somewhat strongly” support mask requirements for public interactions.

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About a year ago, Andy Beshear stood on stage at the C2 event space in downtown Louisville, declaring victory for his gubernatorial campaign.

"Tonight, voters in Kentucky sent a message loud and clear for everyone to hear," Beshear said. "It's a message that says our elections don't have to be about right versus left. They are still about right versus wrong."

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The Associated Press early Wednesday called President Trump as the winner of Ohio, a state with 18 electoral votes and one that many Democrats wrote off after Donald Trump won it by about 8 points in 2016, but that Joe Biden contested after polls showed a competitive race in recent months.

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Mitch McConnell has won his seventh term in the U.S. Senate, defeating Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, according to the Associated Press. Shortly after 9:00 p.m., McConnell was ahead of McGrath by 20 percentage points statewide.

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Republican Rep. Thomas Massie has overcome a challenge from first time Democratic candidate Alexandra Owensby to retain his seat in Kentucky District 4, according to the Associated Press. Massie has held this seat for seven years.

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On the final day of voting, people in Ohio and Kentucky had an array of experiences at the polls depending on where they stopped in on Election Day during this particularly contentious election season. 

LIVE: Kentucky Election Results

Nov 3, 2020
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Sen. Mitch McConnell turned up the political rhetoric at a campaign stop in Oldham County on Wednesday, telling supporters that the country is in danger of being taken over by “radical liberals.”

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Gov. Andy Beshear released new recommendations to "combat the surge" of recent COVID-19 cases in counties where the spread is most severe at his regular briefing on Kentucky's coronavirus response Monday.

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COVID-19 cases are rising in Northern Kentucky. The region currently has more than 1,700 active cases of the virus.

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Across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, absentee ballots have been mailed, early voting is in place, and Nov. 3 – Election Day – is here. No matter how or when you fill out your ballot (though if voting by mail in Ohio, it needed to be postmarked by Nov. 2; and by Nov. 3 in Kentucky and Indiana) WVXU has everything Tri-Staters need to know about the candidates vying for your vote.

  Kentuckians will again consider a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution in an effort known as “Marsy’s Law,” in what advocates say will institute specific rights and due process for crime victims. Yet critics of the amendment argue Marsy’s Law fails to live up to its promise for victims, and could create significant legal problems with criminal proceedings.

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