Kentucky governor urges Black community to get vaccinated

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear visited Louisville Friday and urged Black Kentuckians to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Beshear joined leaders with the NAACP to speak about the hesitancy among some in the Black community with getting the shot. The governor visited the NAACP’s west Louisville office. The governor’s office says Black Kentuckians only account for about 4.6% of those in the state who have been vaccinated. Officials reported 1,180 new cases of the virus on Friday. There were 30 newly reported deaths, for a total of 4,600 since the pandemic reached Kentucky about a year ago.