Kentucky governor asks state to remember teen lost to virus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling on the state’s residents to honor a 15-year-old Fayette County student lost to COVID-19 by lighting porches with green lights. In a statement posted to social media Friday, Beshear also urged Kentuckians to “encourage vaccinations among friends and family and to mask up indoors.” Fayette County Superintendent Demetrus Liggins confirmed Thursday that sophomore Christopher “C.J.” Gordon Jr. passed away from the virus. Kentucky reported 3,941 new COVID-19 cases and 26 more virus-related deaths Friday.