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VIRUS OUTBREAK-KENTUCKY

Kentucky Gov. Beshear issues face mask mandate in public

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians will be required to wear face masks or coverings in public places. Gov. Andy Beshear says that goes into effect on Friday. The new requirement comes after Kentucky recorded two of the highest days of daily COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state. Kentucky announced 333 newly reported cases and four deaths on Thursday. Beshear says the increased case counts from the last few days along with an “explosion” in other states prompted him to issue the executive order. About two dozen other states have issued mask mandates in public places.

RACIAL INJUSTICE-KENTUCKY

Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone. Officers were told the main target of a large-scale narcotics investigation was elsewhere. Taylor was shot eight times after officers used a battering ram to knock down her door on March 13. Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly spoke to internal investigators about two weeks after the raid. News outlets obtained the interview with Mattingly on Thursday. Mattingly says officers were told Taylor’s apartment was a “soft target” and Taylor “should be there alone.” Taylor’s boyfriend was actually there, and shot Mattingly in the leg.

SCHOOL THREATS

Kentucky man who threatened school shooting gets 10 years

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. WKYT-TV cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in reporting that Dylan Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison

Article source: https://www.wkyt.com/2020/07/10/latest-kentucky-news-sports-business-and-entertainment-at-920-pm-edt/

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