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Updates from Governor Beshear’s 9:00 AM conference

Governor Andy Beshear announced in his press conference this morning that the first death from COVID-19 in Kentucky has taken place. The Bourbon county resident, who had been previously reported as being in poor condition, passed away.  Beshear noted that the victim had several underlying medical issues, and that the virus was only one of the contributing factors to his passing. No further cases of the illness have been reported in Kentucky, with the number of confirmed cases remaining at 21. Also in the press conference, Governor Beshear announced that in-store traffic in restaurants and bars is being prohibited in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Those such as Hardin County Chamber of Commerce CEO Brad Richardson and Vine Grove Mayor Pam Ogden have advocating for continuing to support local business in these times by shopping online, or using a drive-thru or takeout service to keep the industry alive.

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