Kentucky receiving large batch of vaccine after bad weather

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is receiving a large shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week after winter weather delayed last week’s batch. Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday the state is receiving about 152,000 doses. Last week just 6,800 doses arrived. Beshear also issued an executive order encouraging schools to return students to in-person learning by March 1. But if teachers and school staff still need vaccinations, the order says in-person instruction can begin seven days after educators receive their final dose of the vaccine. The state reported 1,497 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 16 virus-related deaths.