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From: Blank, Angela G (TRAVEL) <angelag.blank@ky.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:22 AM
Subject: TAH Press Clips: 3/17-3/18

Our Department is charged with compiling press clips for the Cabinet. With the crisis we are currently facing, we thought it would be beneficial for you to receive them on a regular basis. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or we can be of assistance in any way.

Gov. Beshear orders Kentucky event spaces, theaters, gyms to close to fight COVID-19
https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241259861.html

At least 2 new Kentucky coronavirus cases confirmed. Many more businesses must close.
https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241275591.html

Kentucky Entertainment Venues, Theaters, Gyms, Others To Go Dark During Outbreak
https://www.wuky.org/post/kentucky-entertainment-venues-theaters-gyms-others-go-dark-during-outbreak#stream/0

Kentucky Derby + State Fair + three music festivals = insanely busy 7 weeks in Louisville
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/events/kentucky-derby/festival/2020/03/18/kentucky-derby-2020-holding-event-during-louisvilles-busy-fall/5066662002/

September Derby could be light at the end of the tunnel for Louisville’s tourism economy
https://www.wave3.com/2020/03/18/september-derby-could-be-light-end-tunnel-louisvilles-tourism-economy/

Kentucky Derby Festival announces a new Thunder date. What about other events?
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/events/kentucky-derby/festival/2020/03/17/thunder-over-louisville-kentucky-derby-fest-postponed-over-coronavirus/5057700002/

Louisville Metro government closes buildings, makes changes to stop COVID-19 spread
https://www.wdrb.com/news/louisville-metro-government-closes-buildings-makes-changes-to-stop-covid/article_60c912d4-6890-11ea-b3e4-2f448780390e.html

How The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Is Impacting Rural America
https://www.forbes.com/sites/claryestes/2020/03/17/coronavirus-and-rural-america/#48d48eae108d

First Saturday in September: Pandemic delays Kentucky Derby to late summer
https://www.wdrb.com/news/kentucky-derby-to-be-postponed-until-september-as-concerns-heighten/article_5e88ecce-6557-11ea-8c64-1bf69c1bc962.html

It’s one thing to postpone the Kentucky Derby. Finding a new date was much harder
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/horse-racing/2020/03/16/kentucky-derby-2020-rescheduling-due-coronavirus-could-hard/5056496002/

With Derby switch, September party is better than no party at all
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/2020/03/17/run-mums-businesses-fear-they-wont-smell-roses-may/5067229002/

Churchill Downs CEO talks about the strategy behind postponing the Kentucky Derby
https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2020/03/17/churchill-downs-cetalks-strategy-behind-kentucky.html

Kentucky’s unemployment system crashes as coronavirus response brings job losses
https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241264651.html

Local businesses prepare for slow Spring with Derby moving to September
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/local-businesses-kentucky-derby-sloe-spring/417-3bcf3d2c-d2eb-4f4e-92d5-34b3c28994be

Coronavirus challenge: How are Toyota and some of Kentucky’s largest employers coping?
https://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article241266956.html

Montgomery County coronavirus patient has made a full recovery, health department says
https://www.kentucky.com/news/health-and-medicine/article241290421.html

Coronavirus fear saps blood supply in Kentucky and nation. Donations badly needed.
https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241260186.html

Updated: UK, EKU, WKU students to move out; classes shift online for rest of semester
https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article241260971.html

What happens when you call Kentucky’s COVID-19 coronavirus hotline?
https://www.wdrb.com/news/what-happens-when-you-call-kentucky-s-covid–coronavirus/article_966a0dee-67be-11ea-8c2e-6f69a29fde68.html

When the Kentucky Derby didn’t open the Triple Crown: A petty and bombastic visit to 1932
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/kentucky-derby/2020/03/17/triple-crown-history-why-kentucky-derby-typically-goes-first/5054277002/

COVID-19 Forces Cancellation of 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian
https://useventing.com/news-media/news/covid-19-forces-cancellation-of-2020-land-rover-kentucky-three-day-event-presented-by-mars-equestrian

Keeneland cancels 2020 Spring Meet due to COVID-19 concerns
https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Keeneland-cancels-2020-Spring-Meet-due-to-COVID-19-concerns-568836181.html

List of local cancellations, postponements and facility closures
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/list-of-local-cancellations-postponements-and-facility-closures/article_eace3139-96bf-5894-98b8-4bf40cd145ae.html

Mammoth Cave National Park to halt cave tours
https://www.wymt.com/content/news/Mammoth-Cave-National-Park-to-halt-cave-tours-568866941.html

Park Board closes all facilities, starting today
https://www.murrayledger.com/news/local/park-board-closes-all-facilities-starting-today/article_e1bd3f8a-67ed-11ea-9295-ffb93a09ea95.html

Glasgow Parks & Recreation cancelling all ongoing scheduled programming
https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Glasgow-Parks–Recreation-cancelling-all-ongoing-scheduled-programming-568831711.html

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce sets up special website to answer questions for state’s businesses
https://www.nkytribune.com/2020/03/kentucky-chamber-of-commerce-sets-up-special-website-to-answer-questions-for-states-businesses/

In Kentucky’s ‘Pandemic Economy’, It’s Lights Out For Nightlife

In Kentucky’s ‘Pandemic Economy’, It’s Lights Out For Nightlife

Forced to close, one local music venue is streaming its shows for tips
https://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article241277046.html

Amid COVID-19 school shutdown, KY will ask to cancel spring K-12 statewide tests
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article241294736.html

Derby diversity event founder encourages positivity in chaotic times
https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2020/03/17/derby-diversity-event-founder-encourages.html

Wedding plans thrown off by coronavirus
https://www.lex18.com/news/wedding-plans-thrown-off-by-coronavirus

Visit 3 Scenic Kentucky State Parks In One Adventurous Weekend
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/3-state-parks-weekend-ky/

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