Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear News

Kentucky Aims to Slow Virus Spread with New Restrictions on Restaurants, Events

Bidding to slow surging coronavirus cases and deaths in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced new restrictions Tuesday on in-person gatherings at restaurants, schools and event venues. “I don’t take this lightly – I know this will cause some more harm …

Kentucky High Court Says Governor Can Restrict Businesses in Virus Fight

Kentucky’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The ruling delivered a victory for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in a legal fight with …

Kentucky Bars Ordered to Close, Restaurants to Reduce Capacity as Virus Spikes

Kentucky’s governor on Monday ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service and urged school districts to wait until later in August to resume in-person classes in a new round of actions to combat a spike in coronavirus …

Kentucky Supreme Court Blocks Efforts to Halt Governor’s COVID-19 Rules

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 …

Kentucky Gov Asks State Supreme Court to Uphold Coronavirus Actions

Claiming Kentucky is embroiled in “a life-and-death battle” against the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear has asked separate courts to uphold some of his executive actions to combat COVID-19. In a filing Tuesday, the Democratic governor asked a Franklin County Circuit …

Kentucky to Allow Restaurants to Reopen for Dine-In Service Before End of Month

Kentucky’s restaurants will be allowed to resume limited dine-in service later this month as part of another phase of business reopenings announced by Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday. The next phase includes plans for reopening movie theaters, fitness centers, child …

New Kentucky Governor Restores Workplace Safety Board

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is restoring a workplace safety board that was abolished by former Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear said on Friday the move to reestablish the 12-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is an effort to strengthen safety …