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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

SENATOR STEVE WEST’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE The Kentucky General Assembly has officially gaveled in for the 2021 Regular Session. Our first official few days back in Frankfort have been productive. Diligent work over the course of the 2020 Interim and handling initial procedural responsibilities bring me confidence in what this 30-day session has in store. Something…

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Legislature Convenes 2021 Regular Session, quickly gets to work Representative Matthew Koch   The first day of the 2021 Regular Session was dramatically different from previous years, with face masks, social distancing, and the use of technology to allow some members to participate virtually from anywhere on the Capitol campus. However, when we held up…

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Bourbon County Announces COVID Update

COVID 19 update (January 11) Today the Bourbon County Health Department received 11 new positive COVID 19 cases. These cases are following isolation orders and recovering at home. Nineteen of our cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Bourbon County Case Count: 1023-fully recovered 123- active 4-deceased total=1150 In other news, the…

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Gov. Beshear Announces 2,085 New COVID Cases

Governor condemns domestic terrorism, unveils letter from CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield saying public health guidance should not be written into law FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2021) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, condemned domestic terrorism and said General Assembly actions that would significantly limit the state’s ability to…

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Congressman Andy Barr Open Letter to Constituents of the Sixth Congressional District of Kentucky on Voting to Certify the Electoral College Results in Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) wrote an open letter to constituents of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District following his vote to certify the results of the Electoral College in Congress.  A PDF version of this letter is attached and can also be found here.  Below, is the text of the letter from Congressman…

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House, Senate Leaders Respond To DC Rioting

“What happened today in Washington, D.C., is not who we are or what we stand for as a nation.  We condemn these acts and any plans to undermine our constitutional protections.  It’s time we unite as Americans and send a strong message that acts of violence will not be tolerated.”  — House and Senate Democratic…

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Gov. Beshear: More Than 5,000 New Cases in Record Daily Report

Joint State of the Commonwealth, budget address postponed FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2021) – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the highest-ever daily report of COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth and the highest positivity rate since May 5. “Today’s numbers show how critically important a centralized effort and response is to defeating this virus,” said…

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Our Mims Retirement Haven mourns the loss of Elmhurst.

Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky mourns the loss of 31 year old, Elmhurst (1990, Wild Again/Mimbet), grandson of Our Mims.  Elmhurst left this earth on January 4, 2021 due to heart failure. Elmhurst raced 51 times with 8 wins, 10 seconds and 6 third places winning a total of $1,100,567.  His most notable…

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Bourbon County’s COVID Update (December 28)

The Bourbon County Health Department received 12 new positive COVID cases, these people are following isolation orders and recovering at home. The Bourbon County Health Department is happy to report that 14 of the current cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Another happy report is that 52 first responders were vaccinated…

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