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.
This week has been particularly busy for Franklin County Health Department staff. In addition to administering initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the department has reported 271 new cases of the virus in the past five days.
Morning Pointe Senior Living employees are rolling their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine in support of the residents and associates they serve.
With more than half the month remaining, January is on pace to break the monthly record for the number of new coronavirus cases in Franklin County. This week alone 219 new coronavirus cases have been reported by the health department.
Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp took to Facebook on Tuesday night to say FCS will continue with virtual instruction for the next two weeks, Jan. 19-29.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Franklin County, vaccines were the main topic at Monday’s weekly update by city and county officials.
With 32 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Franklin County has recorded 191 cases of the virus in the seven days since the year began.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber posted on Twitter Friday that the district will continue virtual instruction through Friday, Jan. 15.
An additional 29 COVID-19 cases were reported by the Franklin County Health Department Thursday, bringing the county's total to 2,233 since the pandemic began in March.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 7 with updated COVID numbers from the Franklin County Health Department.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Jan. 7 with the addition of The Frankfort Christian Academy boys basketball team having five games over a two-week period being listed as COVID cancelations.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regional driver licensing office in Frankfort has been closed temporarily due to a case of COVID-19.
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.
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.
Frankfort and Franklin County officials gave their first COVID-19 update since Dec. 21 on Monday, and numbers are on the rise.
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.
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.
The Franklin County Health Department reported it vaccinated 250 health care professionals and first responders for COVID-19 in four hours Wednesday.
All major measures of the pandemic increased in Kentucky on Wednesday, most notably the percentage of Kentuckians testing positive in the last seven days for the novel coronavirus.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total for December to 585 cases with two days left in the month.
As he gave his last briefing of 2020, Gov. Andy Beshear said he worries that the New Year's weekend, a four-day holiday for many Kentuckians, will lead to more novel-coronavirus infections like those he has reason to believe occurred during the four-day Christmas holiday.
Kentucky saw its second-highest daily number of COVID-19 related deaths on Christmas Eve, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Saturday, while releasing three days’ worth of case information.
Christmas Eve was Kentucky's second-deadliest day of the pandemic, with confirmation of 53 deaths from COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday in a three-day report, his first since before the two state holidays.
Going into the four-day holiday weekend, the Franklin County Health Department announced Wednesday that 25 additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
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.