According to health officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department, two employees at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

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Last week and this week, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have several new confirmed COVID-19 cases in their service area, had the first COVID-19 related death and has experienced an increase in pediatric cases.

State health officials urge Kentuckians to be careful if they plan to travel to or have traveled to Myrtle Beach, a popular South Carolina beach, amid several recent clusters of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia that have been directly tied to the area.

Yesterday and today, more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Perry County. One of the individuals was an employee of a local grocery store.

Today, June 18, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced the first confirmed COVID-19 related death in their service area. The patient, said KRDHD, passed away from complications linked to COVID-19.

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After months of not getting to visit their loved ones due to restrictions set in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of the Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center are now able to see friends and family during outdoor visits. The visits are made possible by a plexiglass outdoor vis…

Researchers from the University of Kentucky said they are asking for everyone’s help in learning how to prevent spreading the COVID-19 virus. The community, said UK representatives, is invited to complete a survey as part of the COVID-19 Prevention Project from Wellness, Health and You (WHY)…

The United Mine Workers of America International Union announced June 16 that it has taken legal action intended to force the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to protect miners from COVID-19.

This year, officials with the Kentucky State Police had planned to host the 55th year of their Trooper Island Kid’s Camp. However, due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer said he has made the tough decision to cancel camp, but with a twist. Brew…

Two University of Pikeville–Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) graduates have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic during their residencies. Soon after COVID-19 cases began spiking in the U.S., Rachel Willimann, D.O., a third-year pediatric resident working a…

Kentucky Blood Center announced on June 7 there is a critical need for blood donors as the nationwide blood shortage which has been plaguing many areas of our country for weeks has impacted the commonwealth. KBC, which supplies blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals, has an urgent need for…

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that circuit court clerk offices will be temporarily allowed to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely through July 31, 2020.

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