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Surge in cases

Continuing to see a surge in cases this week ( Jan. 8-Jan. 14) and sadly we are reporting 4 new COVID related deaths, 84 female, 81 female, 87 female, 68 male, please keep their families in your prayers. Remember, vaccines are offered by walk-in Monday-Thursday weekly from 8:30-3pm.   Courtesy of Bourbon Co. Health Department.

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Central Kentucky winter event

Higher temperatures and sunlight   LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises that this news release serves as an update. District 7 crews reported for work early this morning to patrol routes and treat icy spots as necessary. Areas with snow prone to drifting were also monitored. Temperatures for today…

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Gov. Beshear Closes State Office Buildings Friday After Declaring State of Emergency Following Heavy Snowfall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2022) – Gov. Andy Beshear is closing state office buildings Friday, Jan. 7, after declaring a state of emergency and confirming with Kentucky Emergency Management that freezing, single-digit temperatures are expected over much of the commonwealth beginning at 8 p.m. EST and continuing through the night. “All roadway surfaces will freeze.…

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Kentucky American Water’s H2O Help to Others Program Helps Eligible Customers with Water Bill Payments

LEXINGTON, Ky., (December 29, 2021) – Kentucky American Water customers who find themselves unable to pay their water bills may be eligible for assistance through the company’s H2O Help to Others program. Residential Kentucky American Water customers qualify for assistance if funds permit and if they meet the following guidelines: • Customer’s total gross household…

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Traditional Bank Establishes Western KY Disaster Relief Fund

12/15/21 – In response to the devastating tornados and severe weather patterns that recently ravaged our state, Traditional Bank has established the Western KY Disaster Relief Fund. This account is now open and available for bank employees and community members to donate directly to relief and recovery efforts. As an incentive to encourage donations, and…

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Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on Storm Response

​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on his administration’s response to last night’s deadly quad-state tornado. At more than 200 miles long, the storm event was the longest tornado track on record and the largest in Kentucky history. “I want to thank every local emergency management employee, police officer,…

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Vaccine clinic offered at Bourbon Middle and Paris High

Children 5 years and older can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine Bourbon County Health Department will be holding vaccination clinics at the Bourbon County Middle School and Paris High School. The clinic at Bourbon Middle is offered on Thursday, November 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the school. The one at Paris will be held on…

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Vaccine mandate for businesses set for January 4

Posted By: Sawyer Coffey November 4, 2021 On Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a January 4, 2022 deadline for all businesses that have at least 100 employees to require vaccinations or weekly tests for their employees. This deadline also applies for employees of federal contractors and health care workers. This mandate, developed by the Occupational…

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