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Council won’t appoint new prosecutor in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A council of Kentucky prosecutors says it does not have the legal authority to appoint another special prosecutor in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Taylor’s mother asked the council for the new prosecutor. One member of the council says it had no legal authority to appoint another prosecutor. The council voted unanimously in agreement on…

Kentucky farm economy holds steady despite pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Economists say Kentucky’s agricultural receipts are expected to hold steady to last year’s levels despite turmoil from the coronavirus. The University of Kentucky ag economists said Friday the state’s 2020 farm cash receipts are projected to be $5.5 billion, equaling last year’s amount. They estimate net farm income will likely exceed the $2.2 billion Kentucky producers…

A COVID Tracker That Sticks To You

A wearable, stick-on device called the BioButton is being used by travel destinations, workplaces, and universities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But some have privacy concerns about the device, which is made to constantly monitor temperature, heart rate, and other personal data. Liz McLaughlin reports.

(NBC News) — Coronavirus cases continue to climb as we enter the holidays and cold winter months. Now there is a tracking device that some institutions are implementing to prevent the spread of the virus. It is called the BioButton, the BioButton is a coin-sized, wearable, stick-on device that tracks vital signs around the clock, and it uses algorithms to…

Biden’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Details on President-Elect Joe Biden's plan to fight against The COVID-19 Pandemic. NBC's Tracie Potts Reports.

(NBC News) — President-Elect Biden has a plan to fight against Coronavirus, and he is asking all Americans to mask up. “Not forever. 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction if that occurs,” Biden says. Biden tells CNN he is keeping Dr. Anthony Fauci as a Chief Medical Adviser. “To the extent possible, don’t travel, don’t congregate…

New format planned for next year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials say next year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival will offer a new format that includes expanded tastings and educational experiences. Officials announced Thursday in a statement that the 30th annual festival will be held Sept. 16-19 in Bardstown. Highlights will include expanded tastings with heritage and craft brands, an auction of vintage and rare bourbon and the…

Hardships mount in Kentucky as COVID-19 relief talks drag on

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — While Senate leader Mitch McConnell is at the center of talks on another coronavirus relief bill, hardships are mounting in his home state of Kentucky. In Louisville, Paula and Anthony Hunter saw their catering and restaurant businesses slam to a halt because of the pandemic. They relied on federal assistance to help stay afloat. Now, months…

Hilltoppers’ game vs. Mississippi Valley State moved to Sunday

Photo Courtesy: WKU AthleticsBOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball’s home game against Mississippi Valley State has been moved to this Sunday at 2 p.m. CT in E.A. Diddle Arena. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 28, but has been moved up due to the recent cancelations on WKU’s schedule. The WKU Ticket Office has finished season ticket allocations….