Gov. Beshear: Bars can add an extra hour of operation

Green River District reporting 36 new COVID-19 cases; 10 new cases in Hopkins Co.

Gov. Beshear: Bars can add an extra hour of operation

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has a coronavirus briefing scheduled for 3 p.m.

Gov. Beshear announces he signed a proclamation to declare the month of September as childhood cancer awareness month.

The governor reports 745 new coronavirus cases, 95 of those cases are ages 18 and younger. He says there are nine new deaths.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth sits at 58,000 with 1,074 total deaths.

Governor Beshear announces that he is revising guidelines on how bars are operating in the state. He says that bars can move their last call from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. with the facility now closing at midnight.

“That was a specific request from those in the restaurant industry. We thought it was reasonable,” the Governor said. “But again let’s make sure that whether you’re in that industry or another industry, with rules and regulations that you are trying to do it right and are not trying to find a way to get around it. That not only hurts you and your facility and the people that come to it, but it hurts everybody around as well.”

Gov. Beshear highlighted a proclamation he signed declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky.

“Today, I want to support and recognize a special group of individuals in Kentucky who are some of the most vulnerable in our fight against COVID-19,” the Governor said. “That special group is our state’s youngest cancer fighters. This month, and every September, we stand in solidarity with these children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”

Gov. Beshear noted that childhood cancer is the top cause of death by disease for kids in Kentucky and the U.S.

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In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), Gov. Andy Beshear announced 20 Central Kentucky governments were approved for $7,009,885 in reimbursements from the CARES Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.

“Our local governments have been lifelines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Beshear. “This funding is crucial as we work to restart and rebuild Kentucky’s economy while continuing to keep Kentuckians safe.”

The Green River District Health Department is reporting 36 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

Of those new cases, 16 are in Daviess County, nine are in Henderson County, four are in Ohio County, three are in Union County, and there’s one new case in both McLean and Webster counties.

Green River health officials say they have had 2,691 total confirmed positive cases in the district. They say 2,300 of those have recovered.

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reports six new coronavirus cases.

The Hopkins County Health Department website shows 10 new COVID-19 cases. The county has now had 573 confirmed cases and 456 recoveries.

The county currently has 80 active cases.

Here are the numbers in our area of Kentucky:

  • Daviess Co. - 1,161 cases, 13 deaths, 1,023 recovered
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 733 cases, 12 deaths, 673 recovered
  • Hopkins Co. - 573 cases, 37 deaths, 456 recovered
  • Ohio Co. - 444 cases, 9 death, 405 recovered
  • Henderson Co. - 597 cases, 4 deaths, 479 recovered
  • Webster Co. - 141 cases, 2 death, 116 recovered
  • McLean Co. - 68 cases, 1 death, 65 recovered
  • Union Co. - 216 cases, 1 death, 154 recovered
  • Hancock Co. - 64 cases, 58 recovered

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