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With an increased threat of domestic terrorism at state capitols following the Jan. 6 attack by on the U.S. Capitol and to ensure the safety of Frankfort residents, Gov. Andy Beshear has heightened security measures, including closing the Capitol grounds on Sunday.

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LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky National Guard will send approximately 270 personnel to the National Capitol Region this weekend to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations leading up to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.

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The Kentucky General Assembly spent the last day of the first part of the 2021 session working on the state budget and sent one bill to the governor.

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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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Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Chief Judge Denise G. Clayton of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, acting Kentucky State Police Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. and Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett were among the leaders who received the vaccination against COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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Sunday saw a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19, as the first shipment of vaccine arrived in Kentucky.The initial shipment of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was delivered to Louisville’s UPS Worldport. It was the first vaccine to win approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Admini…

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On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear asked Kentuckians to remain vigilant in the fight against the coronavirus even as the commonwealth welcomed the first shipment of vaccine against the deadly virus.

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Exactly nine months to the day when the state reported its first case of COVID-19 the governor announced on Sunday that confirmed cases in Kentucky have surpassed 200,000.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,194 new COVID-19 cases and said Sunday’s case report is the highest ever for a Sunday. The second highest Sunday was Oct. 25 when the governor reported 1,462 new cases, 732 fewer than he announced Sunday.