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  • Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and family under quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure

    10/13/2020 10:59:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    wkrn ^ | 10/11/2020 | Joey Gill
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRN) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear released a statement Sunday to the state saying that he and his family are quarantining out of an abundance of caution after being “potentially exposed to a person with COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon.” According to the Governor’s statement, a member of Beshear’s security detail drove the Beshear family on Saturday and learned of a positive COVID-19 test later in the day. The Beshear family was reportedly not in contact with anyone else following exposure
  • Gov. Beshear takes issue with President Trump's call for supporters to observe voting

    10/01/2020 6:31:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    lex18 ^ | 09/30/2020 | Katherine Collins
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Millions of Americans tuned in Tuesday night to watch the first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. But one comment in particular from President Trump, where he called for his supporters to observe voters during the upcoming November election, caught the attention of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. During the debate, both candidates were asked if they would encourage their supporters to remain calm during a potential waiting period for election results, caused by an influx of mail-in ballots.
  • Beshear requests attorney general to give 48-hours notice if National Guard needed in Louisville pending decision (Louisville KY)

    09/19/2020 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Severa · 13 replies ^ | Sept 15, 2020 |
    Ahead of any decision from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Gov. Andy Beshear said he has not activated the National Guard, adding he doesn’t have a timeline. “I have requested from the attorney general’s office 48-hours’ notice if Louisville believes the National Guard will be needed for any pending decision,” he said. The guard was previously activated for the first few days of protests at the end of May.
  • Beshear extends Kentucky's bar curfew by an hour amid sports season

    09/16/2020 6:14:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    wlwt ^ | 09/15/2020 | WLWT Digital Staff
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is adding an hour to the state's current bar curfew to allow more time for businesses to serve customers amid sports season. The governor said Tuesday that as of 4 p.m. he has revised guidance on Kentucky's bars and restaurants to add an hour to their operations. Beshear said he recognized as sports have made a return, many games have not ended until around 11 p.m., so as of Tuesday, he has moved last call from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and said restaurants and bars will now need to be closed by...
  • Gov. Andy Beshear creates fund to protect Kentuckians from eviction

    08/26/2020 12:14:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    wymt ^ | 08/26/2020 | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky (AP/WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the creation of an eviction relief fund. Beshear says it’s aimed at keeping people in their homes by reimbursing landlords for missed rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear signed an executive order Monday setting up a system aimed at helping prevent evictions while assisting landlords. “As this battle has taken many months, we now face three major concerns: one, wanting to make sure that people aren’t out on the street; two, wanting to make sure that these landlords aren’t bankrupted or aren’t being treated unfairly; and three, making sure that...
  • Well-Connected Unemployment Director Quietly Fired Amid Crisis [Kentucky / Andy Beshear (D)]

    07/20/2020 9:12:51 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Like thousands of other Kentuckians over the last few months, Travis Powell just wanted a simple answer from the state Office of Unemployment Insurance. Powell is not an unemployed worker; he’s vice president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, and he wanted to know what to tell state universities about how to handle unemployment claims from work-study students. On April 20, he was put in touch with Muncie McNamara, the executive director of the Office of Unemployment Insurance. According to emails obtained through an open records request, McNamara said he’d look into it. After a week went by with no...
  • Kentucky high court blocks efforts to suspend COVID-19 rules

    07/17/2020 7:47:34 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    AP via WCHS ^ | July 17, 2020 | BRUCE SCHREINER,
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's highest court on Friday put a temporary stop to efforts by a top Republican to rein in the Democratic governor's ability to control the coronavirus outbreak with restrictions on public behavior. The state Supreme Court stepped into the dispute by halting any lower court orders blocking Gov. Andy Beshear's executive actions pending its own review. In doing so, the justices preempted a circuit judge who appeared ready to sign an order suspending all of the governor's COVID-19 orders. The Supreme Court's action means all current virus-related restrictions remain in place.
  • Judge blocks Kentucky governor's Covid-19 executive orders - the same day he requires masks

    07/09/2020 11:39:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10 | Rebekah Riess and Caroline Kelly
    A circuit judge ordered Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Thursday to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 on the same day that the Democrat signed an executive order mandating that Kentuckians must wear a facial covering or mask in public in certain situations. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett issued a temporary restraining order against Beshear in a case filed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and agritourism business Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC, challenging the governor's use of executive power during the pandemic. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, joined the lawsuit last...
  • Scott Circuit Judge grants statewide temporary restraining order against Gov. Beshear

    07/09/2020 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    WLEX-18 News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Web Staff
    (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Thursday that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered Gov. Andy Beshear to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and enforce executive orders related to COVID-19, the Governor must specify the state of emergency that requires the executive order, the location of the emergency, and the name of the local emergency management agency that has determined that the emergency is beyond its capabilities. “The Governor cannot issue broad,...
  • Thousands of people stand in jaw-dropping line for EIGHT HOURS to speak to officials about their unpaid unemployment benefits in Kentucky

    06/19/2020 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/17/2020 | Keith Griffith
    Shocking images have revealed the depth of the unemployment crisis in the coronavirus pandemic, after thousands of people in Kentucky lined up to wait at a makeshift unemployment office. State officials on Tuesday set up the makeshift unemployment office near the State Capitol, hoping to offer assistance to outraged residents planning to hold a protest there over their unpaid benefits. Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, has said the most updated numbers he has show 7,566 unemployment claims from March still remain unpaid, along with 27,507 from April and 17,619 from May.
  • Protesters hang effigy of Kentucky governor

    05/25/2020 7:18:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/25/20 07:46 AM EDT | BY JUSTIN WISE
    A group of protesters in Kentucky on Sunday hung an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear (D) outside the state capitol during a rally celebrating the Second Amendment and opposing coronavirus restrictions. The demonstration was organized by the group Take Back Kentucky and billed on Facebook as an opportunity for individuals to "celebrate freedom and to fight back against the unconstitutional shutdown over the Coronavirus." The event attracted approximately 100 people to the Kentucky State Capitol, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported. As the rally entered its final stages, organizers reportedly led a crowd to the governor's mansion as part of an attempt...
  • Column: Beware the virus of mistrust

    05/09/2020 10:48:47 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | 5/8/2020 | Jim Waters
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate that he’s personally walking the COVID-19 walk as well as talking the talk concerning the need for Kentuckians to hunker down at home and the commonwealth to shut down its economy with the exception of what he deems “essential” services. Instead of responding immediately to an open-records request by the Bluegrass Institute related to determining whether the staff at Beshear’s own home abides by the same suffocating COVID-19 protocols he’s demanding from his fellow Kentuckians, the administration took 12 days to finally provide the information. Not only...
  • Rand Paul says Kentucky living under ‘dictatorship of Beshear.’ He urges reopening.

    05/07/2020 8:42:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 12 replies ^ | May 7 2020 | DANIEL DESROCHERS
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul Thursday accused Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear of being “drunk with power” and said the state is living under the “dictatorship of Beshear” while making an argument to reopen the economy in an interview with a Louisville television station. “So we have a relatively weak governor under normal circumstances, but right now we’re living under the dictatorship of Beshear, and we’ve got to get out from under him,” Paul told Lawrence Smith of WDRB. “He’s killing the economy. We have to get started again, and if we’re doing it according to his rules, there are going to...
  • Beshear Vetoes 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill

    04/25/2020 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers. The bill would have given the state's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron authority to regulate abortion clinics and the power to suspend abortions as an elective procedure during the coronavirus outbreak. Another part of the vetoed measure would have required doctors to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt. The measure cleared the legislature in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. As a result, lawmakers won’t have an opportunity to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto. In a statement on...
  • Kentucky worshippers met with nails in road as they defy coronavirus lockdown

    04/12/2020 3:03:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2020 | 4:14pm | Lee Brown
    Many — including the defiant pastor, Rev. Jack Roberts — arrived with their plates covered, with officers instead recording their VIN numbers, the paper said. Even more desperate measures appeared to have been taken to keep the faithful away — with “piles of nails” blocking each entrance, according to photos shared by the Courier Journal. It was not clear who had left the nails, which were eventually cleared by church volunteers in time for the main arrivals, the paper said. Kentucky State Police troopers then left large signs on every car left in the church lot, the paper said —...
  • Rand Paul tells Kentucky gov to ‘take a step back’ for threatening mandatory quarantine for church-goers

    04/11/2020 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/11/2020 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Kentucky’s Gov. Andy Beshear to “take a step back” on Friday after the governor warned residents that they would be forced to self-quarantine for 14 days if they attended an in-person Easter church service — due to the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. “Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here,” he tweeted. Beshear, a Democrat, announced this week that people seen taking part in mass gatherings — including in-person church services — would have license plate numbers taken, which...
  • Kentucky cops to record churchgoers’ license plates to enforce coronavirus quarantines

    04/10/2020 9:23:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | Adam SchraderApril 10, 2020 | 9:53pm
    Kentucky State Police will record the license plates of residents who attend church on Easter — and report them to local health departments for quarantine, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Beshear, dropping the bombshell announcement halfway through a press conference late Friday, said that those who “make the decision” to be exposed to the deadly coronavirus are “not fair to those that you would spread it to.” “We’re having to take a new action, and I hoped that we wouldn’t, and it’s that any individual that’s going to participate in a mass gathering of any type that we know about...
  • Participants in mass gatherings must self-quarantine for 2 weeks, Gov. Beshear says

    04/10/2020 4:11:13 PM PDT · by Bratch · 40 replies ^ | April 10, 2020 | Kevin Wheatley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Anyone who participates in mass gatherings of any type this weekend will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. License plate information will be collected from cars in parking lots and forwarded to local health departments, who will then present an order to self-quarantine for 14 days at the owners' homes, he said. "If you're going to expose yourself to this virus and you make that decision to do it, it's not fair to everybody else out there that you might spread it to," Beshear said. Beshear has frequently urged churches...
  • Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill, calling it the 'wrong move'

    04/04/2020 11:51:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 04 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Friday vetoed a bill mandating residents of the state show a government-issued form of identification before voting. In his veto message, Beshear hammered Republicans for trying to push legislation that would “create an obstacle” to voting and tackle a “problem that does not exist,” referring to GOP-fueled claims of voter fraud. “I am vetoing Senate Bill 2 because the provisions of the law would create an obstacle to the ability of Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote, resulting in fewer people voting and undermining our democracy. Furthermore, no documented evidence of recent voter...
  • Kentucky AG wants abortions deemed non-essential during COVID-19 outbreak

    03/31/2020 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WLKY ^ | March 31, 2020 | Mark Vanderhoff
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Abortion opponents say Gov. Andy Beshear's executive order prohibiting non-essential medical procedures is not being followed when it comes to abortion, and they're taking several steps to shut down Kentucky's last remaining abortion clinic during the COVID-19 outbreak. Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked Acting Secretary of Health and Family Services Eric Friedlander to certify abortion providers are not essential, a request Friedlander and Beshear's administration have so far ignored. ameron needs that certification to move forward with legal action against EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, which continues to provide abortions. If he cannot get it...