In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 10,705 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of these cases, 295 were newly confirmed. It is believed that 3,303 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, however there were eight new deaths announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 458. The Governor also responded to a question which asked how the Governor felt about new proposed pieces of legislation which would limit no-knock warrants, and give civilian police review boards subpoena powers. The Governor responded by saying the legislation should be strongly considered, and that the opportunity should be taken to see what can be done better. The legislation comes as the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor continues. In other news, the Governor also announced that there will be races held at the Kentucky Speedway without fans in attendance. These races will be held in July.
Nolin RECC’s upcoming annual meeting will change their location and process for this year. The event will take place at the Elizabethtown office with registration taking place over several nights- June 17th and 18th from 8 AM to 5 PM and June 19th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Customers will still be able to register for prize drawings, as well as receive their bucket and bulbs, through a drive-thru process.
After several days of low confirmation numbers, some health departments reported increased totals Thursday. The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced 12 new cases of the virus: six in Hardin and six in Marion county. Of the 232 total cases, nine are hospitalized, 36 are in home isolation, and 182 have recovered. Hardin leads the district with 114 total cases, of which 93 individuals have recovered.
Hardin Circuit Courts are reopened, but with some restrictions in place that will alter the court experience. Communication over electronic and video means is encouraged, and bailiffs in the courthouse are telling people where to go. In addition, applications for driver’s license renewal are available online, and can be mailed in to the court. Appointments for licensing can be made for those who, for example, may be coming in from out of state and need a Kentucky Driver’s License. There are currently no driver’s licensing road tests being given.
This week on Breckinridge Report begins a series on police and the community. Zach Epperson sits down with Officer John Thomas to talk about one of the most common face-to-face interactions between law enforcement and citizens: traffic stops. The entire interview can be heard tomorrow morning on Breckinridge Report.