Gov. Andy Beshear is reminding Kentuckians that wearing a cloth mask does not replace social distancing requirements.
Gov. Andy Beshear put the need for social distancing to fight COVID-19 in stark terms Friday, displaying a chart that said poor compliance with his orders could cost 11,000 Kentuckians their lives.
Gov. Andy Beshear has called upon Kentuckians everywhere to band together in the fight against the coronavirus, and that call has been answered. Men, women and even children, across the commonwealth are rallying together to do what they can to ensure their fellow Kentuckians defeat the globa…
After not seeing her family for three or four weeks, Phyllis Fried had one reaction when she first caught a glimpse of them Friday.
The groups opposing the controversial rezoning of Duncan Road land from agricultural to industrial have asked the Franklin County Fiscal Court to hold an evidentiary hearing.
Castle & Key Distillery is producing and distributing free hand sanitizer to first responders, health departments, hospital systems, community centers and industry partners.
Teachers and staff from Peaks Mill Elementary School participated Friday afternoon in the Patriot Parade — honking and waving their way through students’ neighborhoods with a police escort.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 9 p.m. on April 3 to add that Gibby's is offering family meals for delivery or pick-up.
Buffalo Trace Distillery’s parent company, Sazerac Co., has increased production of hand sanitizer at three additional locations in Kentucky and Indiana.
As an essential service, the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter is still hard at work taking care of women and families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of every Frankfort resident, and is shining a spotlight on the things we consider most important.
With social distancing now the new norm and bars and restaurants closed, one “stir-crazy” Frankfort couple found a creative way to spend time together hosting an in-home wine tasting for just the two of them.
In the weeks leading up to the June 23 primary election, The State Journal will be asking a weekly question to each Frankfort city commission and mayoral candidate.
Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that Kentucky had 93 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths from the disease.
There are local businesses that have been able to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t come without struggles.
A State Journal reader looking to donate money where it would “do the most good” inquired about the Team Kentucky Fund, which was established and unveiled by Gov. Andy Beshear last week.
In the months leading up to the June 23 primary election, The State Journal will be asking a weekly question to each Frankfort City Commission and mayoral candidate.
The Franklin County Health Department received confirmation of a fifth case of COVID-19 in Frankfort on Tuesday.
Editor's note: This article was updated with more information on which lab is processing the pilot site COVID-19 tests at 5:30 p.m. on March 31. This article was updated again with more information on who will qualify for drive-through testing at 5:45 p.m. on March 31.
As a virologist with experience in Hong Kong dealing with SARS epidemic, and now teaching virology at Kentucky State University, I would like to share a few comments regarding this COVID-19 pandemic.
To enforce social distancing, the Franklin County Health Department has asked all restaurants to not allow customers to enter restaurants at all, even to place or pick up a to-go order.
State Journal reporters take to the streets for this weekly feature in which we ask for your opinions on a variety of topics — some weighty, some light.
Like many distilleries across the country, Sazerac Co. — the largest producer of distilled spirits in the U.S. and the parent company of Buffalo Trace — has started production of hand sanitizer to fill a need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the weather warming and cabin fever setting in for many folks, the decision to close city park facilities was a difficult but necessary one for Mayor Bill May and the Frankfort-Franklin Emergency Management team.
Kentucky compares favorably to its major bordering states in the first public estimates of the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. health-care system and the number of deaths expected from the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced three new positive coronavirus cases this weekend but Franklin County Health Department Director Judy Mattingly told The State Journal only one new case has been confirmed in the county.
The Kentucky legislature continues to pass bills despite Gov. Andy Beshear's plea that it just pass a budget and anything related to the coronavirus, due to the social distancing needed to thwart it. He announced Saturday that he had signed more than 35 bills into law, many of them related t…
For Laryn Bishop missing a large chunk of her senior year at Franklin County High School due to the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy, but it has allowed the teen more time to dabble in something she hasn’t picked up in a few years — sidewalk chalk.