Kentucky begins reopening in phases with Beshear’s Healthy at Work plan

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Monday is the first day of Governor Andy Beshear’s healthy at work phase one.

Phase one means masks are now a part of Kentuckian’s wardrobes.

You may not be aware, though, of some of the businesses that reopened Monday.

Across the Commonwealth, some dog groomers, construction workers, horse jockeys, photographers and car salesmen got back to work for the first time in two months.

A local photographer, Mary-John Carmon, is overjoyed returning to doing what she loves.

“It has been a hard few weeks. I have missed my people. I’ve missed my clients who are like family. I’ve missed my kids who come in here. Obviously, it’s tough in our kind of business because if we can’t take pictures, then we don’t have an income,” said Carmon.

For Carmon, photography is all she has ever known.

“It’s a family business so that is what we have always done. So, we are thrilled. We are thrilled to get back to what we love to do, because we love doing this,” said Carmon.

Tyler Jaggers, the general sales manager for Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac, said the dealership is working to keep everyone safe as they reopen.

“This is phase one. You know we are getting back into quote unquote normal. But we are taking all the necessary precautions to make a safe transition back to normal business,” said Jaggers.

The next group of openings will be government offices and agencies next Monday, followed by funeral and memorial services and retail businesses next Wednesday.

“It’s one of those things that you can’t control. You want people healthy, and that is the number one thing,” said Jaggers.