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Following the three-day holiday weekend, the Franklin County Health Department got back to work Tuesday and announced 68 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus — the highest single-day case count since the pandemic began.

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Kentucky added 4,560 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the fourth highest number since the pandemic began, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

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The legislature's planned changes in the governor's emergency powers will address "an institutional situation, not an individual situation" like Gov. Andy Beshear's ongoing mandates during the coronavirus pandemic, Senate President Robert Stivers said on the eve of the 2021 session.

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Frankfort's Julian Carroll was one of five former governors and their spouses to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, as part of a bipartisan effort to ensure Kentuckians of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.

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House Minority Caucus Chair Derrick Graham, of Frankfort, was one of 11 top legislative leaders to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.

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In his first COVID-19 update of 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office confirmed 1,470 new cases of the virus and 22 more deaths statewide on Saturday.

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The State Journal wraps up its recap of the top 10 news stories in Frankfort and Franklin County during 2020. While COVID-19 is a global pandemic, its local impact was profound.

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Going into the four-day holiday weekend, the Franklin County Health Department announced Wednesday that 25 additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Local first responders became the first to receive the initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru clinic hosted by the Franklin County Health Department on Wednesday.