Beshear orders new shopping restrictions as virus cases rise

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an order to limit shopping in most instances to one person per household. It’s an effort to enforce social distancing as coronavirus cases escalate in Kentucky. The governor reported 204 new cases Wednesday. It’s a one-day high for the state. The governor also reported eight more virus-related deaths in the state. In another development, he says Kentucky residents who lost their jobs because of the pandemic will receive a boost in unemployment benefits. And he kept up his plea for churches to avoid in-person services to help contain the virus.