As COVID-19 continues to spread across the region, we will continue to bring you coverage of the effects the virus has on our community. Read our stories and go to our trackers to get the latest information on the level of spread and vaccinations in the Ohio Valley.
COVID-19 Stories

Kentucky Governor Says COVID Relief Bill Would Also Fund Big Infrastructure Investments

The newest version of the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, dubbed the American Rescue Plan, is nearing final approval by the House before going to President Joe Biden. During his regular COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state would receive $2.6 billion which would allow for a “once in a generation […]

Biden’s COVID-19 Bill Championed As A Boon For Failing Ohio Valley Pensions

Major unions and one of their leading allies in the U.S. Senate are hailing tens of billions of dollars allocated for shoring up struggling union pension funds.  The funding added to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, dubbed the Butch-Lewis Act, would provide $86 billion to dozens of failing union pension plans across […]

Vaccine Experts Answer Your Questions About Pfizer, Moderna And Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

More than 2.5 million people in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Moderna or Pfzier COVID-19 vaccines. Little by little, states have received more vaccine doses, but the national supply remains low.  However, more promise is on the horizon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

As KY Teachers Are Vaccinated, Gov. Beshear Wants In-Person Classes In March

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order on Tuesday recommending that all school districts offer some type of in-person learning starting March 1 or within a week of vaccinations for school personnel. The order recommends that classes resume seven days after teachers and staff have received their second COVID-19 vaccinations, though the decision is […]

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Kentucky Announces New Eviction Relief Fund Is Now Accepting Applications

Kentuckians who need help paying rent and utilities during the pandemic can now apply for available funds online. Gov. Andy Beshear announced during a coronavirus briefing Monday that the commonwealth has received $297 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for eviction relief. “The healthy at home eviction relief fund follows earlier similar efforts to help […]

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Addiction In The Pandemic: The $350M Effort To Heal Communities In Opioid Crisis

The Madison County health department in Kentucky has kept its harm reduction program open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue its work against the other epidemic afflicting the region: the addiction crisis. Through the program, people can exchange needles, receive referrals for addiction treatment services, and get training to use the overdose-reversal drug Narcan.  Laura […]

Addiction In The Pandemic: An Interview With White House Leader On Drug Control Policy

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released drug overdose death data last December, it warned about the impacts the ongoing pandemic has had on the addiction crisis. “The disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with substance use disorder hard,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a […]