Live coronavirus updates: Kentucky is up to 2,291 confirmed cases, 122 total deaths
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky is up to 2,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday. That total includes 88 new cases along with seven new deaths, increasing the death toll to 122.
Protesters gather outside Capitol over Beshear's handling of COVID-19, disrupting briefing
Dozens of protesters gathered on the lawn of the Kentucky Capitol Wednesday afternoon to denounce Beshear’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
They particularly disagreed with Beshear’s decision to order the closure of myriad businesses across the commonwealth — a move he made to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has killed over 100 Kentuckians so far.
They were heard during Beshear's press conference chanting "USA," "No more fear," and "You work for us." Beshear took a moment to address the protesters and said reopening the state right now would "kill people."
Their demonstration occurred at a time when there is a national debate over when states should loosen the restrictions they’ve put in place to try to ensure people socially distance themselves from each other.
Those steps, such as the closure of nonessential businesses Beshear ordered, have had stark financial impacts on people who have been furloughed or laid off.
Beshear and other governors who’ve taken similar measures insist these collective sacrifices are necessary to save lives, but some people — including President Donald Trump and protesters who gathered in Frankfort Wednesday — have argued that these restrictions shouldn’t remain in place for long, considering their economic toll.
Kentucky to partner with Indiana, Ohio in exploring ways to lift COVID-19 restrictions
In his Wednesday briefing, Beshear announced a regional cooperation with the governors of Ohio and Indiana for easing coronavirus-related restrictions and reopening portions of the economy.
Beshear said that a regional partnership is "critical, because if you live in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati is right across the river, we gotta make sure that we are working together to make sure that one area isn't on top of the virus and the other brings it in, and vice versa."
Beshear, a Democrat, added that he has been on calls at least once a week with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, both Republicans.
In Indiana, Holcomb stressed that he’d make the decision to end the stay-at-home order based on what’s happening throughout the state. But he also indicated he’s thinking about the decision regionally and expects more clarity on a timeline within the next week or so.
“It’s been shown that the Great Lakes region has done a fairly good job of mitigating our connections and our travel,” he said at his daily news conference Tuesday, “and that’s had a significant positive impact, unlike in some other places. We’ll move forward together as a state, but I’ll not surprise my neighboring states by any actions we take in the future as well.”
Beshear provides update on drive-thru testing
The state's first drive-thru testing site in Frankfort tested 155 people as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Beshear said. For the first time, though, Kentucky had two drive-thru testing sites up, with the second being in Kenton County. The Kenton County site opened Wednesday and tested 201 people, Beshear said.
"And there are significant signups going all the way through (Kenton County) for days so I believe that partnership is going well," Beshear said.
The state plans to open more drive-thru testing sites, with the hopes of announcing two new locations on Thursday.
Kentucky partnership to test health workers for COVID-19 immunity
Beshear announced on Wednesday a new partnership to test health care workers to see if they've built up immunity to the coronavirus.
The partnership is between the state, Louisville Metro Government, Christina Lee Brown Environmental Institute and the University of Louisville. It is meant to test front line health care workers for immunity, which may also open up more plasman donors, Beshear said.
Latest update for Jefferson County COVID-19 cases
Jefferson County is now up to 687 positive cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 84 from Tuesday's press conference, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced. The county also saw six additional deaths, pushing the total to 55.
The people who died include a 65-year-old male, 68-year-old female, 81-year-old female, 88-year-old female, 89-year-old female and a 93-year old female.
COVID-19 deaths for Louisville African Americans dramatically increase
African Americans now make up more than one-third of COVID-19 deaths in Louisville, according to data released by Fischer on Wednesday.
The new statistics show an alarming jump since the first time Fischer revealed the figures to The Courier Journal earlier this month.
With 81% of the demographical data accounted for, black residents make up 31% of the city's coronavirus patients while making up 34% of the deaths. That is up significantly compared to last week when the mayor's office showed about 27% of the positive cases and 20% of the deaths were African Americans.
Black people make up 23.5% of the city's population in 2019, according to U.S. Census data. White people, who consist of almost 70% of the Louisville population in 2019, represent 61% of the county's cases and 64% of the deaths.
2 more residents at Treyton Oak die from COVID-19
Two more residents of Treyton Oak Towers have died after contracting COVID-19. Eleven residents have died from the highly-contagious virus at the Louisville nursing facility
The facility has been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus, with the highest number of deaths among the more than 30 nursing homes statewide which have experienced infections of staff and residents. Most facilities have experienced no more than one or two deaths.
Indiana COVID-19 case updates
Indiana reported almost 49 new deaths due to coronavirus Wednesday, according to the state’s dashboard. The additional deaths brought the total to 436, as 440 new cases were reported for a total of 8,955.
Marion County has seen the most deaths, 155, followed by Lake County which has seen 33 deaths, Hamilton County with 27, Johnson with 25 and Madison with 24. Allen County has had 15 deaths, Decatur County 13 and Hendricks County 12.
With 15 new cases, Hamilton joined Lake and Marion counties as the only ones in the state to see more than 500 cases. Hamilton has 510, Lake 876 and Marion 3,204. Lake had 55 new cases reported Wednesday and Marion 156 new cases.
Louisville has shut down 22 businesses for coronavirus violations
The knock against Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has been that the only social distancing enforcement he cares about is against churches.
But a check of city enforcement orders shows that isn't the case, The Courier Journal has found.
The Louisville metro health department and the state have shut down 22 Jefferson County businesses and issued compliance orders to 12 others for social distancing violations, since Gov. Andy Beshear ordered non-life sustaining businesses to close March 23.
J.C. Penney considering bankruptcy
J.C. Penney is considering filing for bankruptcy protection as the retailer grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and its own long-in-the-making struggles.
The Plano, Texas-based company is exploring the possibility along with a range of other options, including out-of-court debt restructuring, according to a person familiar with the deliberations who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Southern Indiana congressman argues to send people back to work
Indiana Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth said Tuesday that sending Americans back to work at the risk of falling ill from coronavirus is the "lesser of these two evils" compared with the tanking economy.
Speaking in an interview on radio-station WIBC, Hollingsworth acknowledged what scientists are saying about the impact of COVID-19.
"But certainly the social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on," he said. "Our GDP is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter. It is policymakers’ decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils.
"That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office.”
KFB Insurance donates $500k to hunger relief
Responding to rising food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Foundation are donating $500,000 to three local hunger-relief organizations.
The donations to Feeding Kentucky, Glean Kentucky and Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry are part of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles' Kentucky Hunger Initiative. It is the largest single private donation made as part of the initiative since it launched in 2016, according to a news release.
“When we started the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, I knew the ag community would step up to fight hunger like we never had before, but I could not have imagined a half-million-dollar donation from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance,” Quarles said. “This donation, in this time, demonstrates how Kentucky agriculture is not only committed to growing food and fiber during a pandemic, but also to marshaling funds to feed vulnerable Kentuckians affected by it."
Belle of Louisville asks for help
The coronavirus pandemic means the Belle of Louisville is taking a severe financial hit and struggling to stay afloat.
All Ohio River cruises on the historic steamboat have been canceled through May 10, with more disruptions expected.
To help the Belle financially during these tough times, supporters are asked to make a donation here, purchase a gift certificate for future use here and also follow, like and share posts from the Belle of Louisville on social media.
Beshear breaks down how much PPE Kentucky has
In his Tuesday address, Beshear gave an update on how much personal protective equipment the state has already.
It has 4.2 million gloves, 355,000 surgical masks, over 153,000 face shields, 37,000 gowns, 279,000 respirator masks, 145,000 KN95 masks, 130,000 N95 masks and over 5,000 coveralls. Beshear added that those numbers aren't enough.
"We need a lot more — a lot more of this," Beshear said. "And we’re working really hard on it everyday.”
Gov. Andy Beshear warns against large crowds at sporting events in Kentucky this fall
The sporting world has shut down indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, but even if sports return this summer they may be played in empty stadiums and arenas.That could continue into the fall, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.
"It's got to be driven by public health, and the data that we see that time," Beshear said when asked if there could be 60,000-plus fans at a UK football game in September. "In the fall, I think we ought to be really hesitant to have 60,000 people together at something, but we haven't seen exactly where this is going to go."
The derby was pushed back from its normal May date to Sept 5, 2020 earlier this spring. That's the same week the college football season is set to open. Louisville's season opener is scheduled versus NC State on Sept. 3 at Cardinal Stadium, capacity 65,000. Kentucky's season opener is scheduled versus Eastern Michigan on Sept. 5 at Kroger Field, capacity 61,000.
The Kentucky Derby drew more than 150,000 fans last year.
Kentucky's unemployment claims continue to skyrocket
Almost 157,000 Kentuckians have received unemployment insurance payments since April 9, Gov. Andy Beshear's administration said Tuesday.
Since March 16, 521,592 claims have been filed and the state has paid out more than $139 million in $600 per week payments.
But, if you applied for unemployment and haven't gotten paid yet, here are several factors that may be at play:
- It's too soon
- Too many claims
- Your identity needs to be verified
Your claim is being investigated
Kentucky Colonels donated $1 million to the Team Kentucky Fund
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is donating $1 million to Team Kentucky Fund, which was developed by Beshear to deliver financial aid to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Demands are great and the time is now to step forward," the HOKC Commanding General, Hal Sullivanm said. "Gov. Beshear called upon Kentuckians to join together and help provide aid and hope where it’s most urgently needed and it’s in the Kentucky Colonel spirit to do so.”
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Kentucky court closures extended until June due to coronavirus spread
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered almost all courtrooms to remain closed through May 31. This is an extension of the highest court's previously amended order, which would have seen courts reopening on April 24.
The order prohibits everything but emergency proceedings. It postpones all criminal and civil dockets except for domestic violence hearings, emergency custody hearings and bond and probation hearings for defendants who are in custody.
Kentucky senior living community worker receives court order to stay home with monitor
An employee with Treyton Oak Towers who tested positive for the coronavirus has been ordered to quaratine at home with an electronic monitor, according to an April 13 order from Jefferson Circuit Court.
Louisville's Treyton Oak is among several Kentucky senior living communities that have been hit especially hard by the virus, with 23 residents and 12 employees having tested positive. Six residents have died.
Employee of southern Kentucky nursing home dies after contracting coronavirus
A longtime employee of a southern Kentucky nursing home hit hard by an outbreak of COVID-19 has died after testing positive for the virus.
Pamela L. Hughes, who worked at Summit Manor in Adair County since 1988 as a nursing assistant and medication aide, died Monday, according to a news release from Signature HealthCARE, which operates the facility.
As of Monday, 37 residents and eight staff members at Summit Manor had tested positive for the virus, making it one of the larger nursing home outbreaks in Kentucky. One resident has died.
Fairgrounds 'ahead of schedule' for state field hospital
The Kentucky Exposition Center has 250 beds onsite as it transforms into a field hospital for the state, Beshear said, adding that it's ahead of schedule.
Helped by the Kentucky National Guard, the goal is to set up a 2,000-bed field hospital at the Kentucky Exposition Center as a backup for hospitals and health systems dealing with the rising tide of coronavirus cases.
"The good part about this facility is that we can significantly expand it, if needed," Beshear said. "It's meant to serve a number of roles, but most importantly it's there in any circumstance."
Treasury says many will get COVID-19 stimulus check by April 15
The Internal Revenue Service has started to distribute stimulus checks of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans as the federal government tries to jolt the economy back to life amid the devastation from the coronavirus pandemic.
The first checks were delivered via direct deposit Friday and tens of millions will see them appear in their bank accounts by Wednesday, according to the Treasury Department.
Some 50 million to 70 million Americans are expected to get their checks via direct deposit by April 15, according to the Treasury Department. Those who haven’t provided the IRS with their bank account information will get a paper check in the mail, which could take longer, though the department has launched a portal on its website that allows Americans to input their direct deposit information to speed up getting the cash.
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Catch up with previous coverage:
- Tracker: How many cases are in Kentucky? Where are they?
- LOOK UP: Coronavirus death rates, cases for every U.S. county
Updates from Gov. Andy Beshear
- April 13: First drive-thru testing site in Franklin County tests 97 people on first day
- April 12: Kentucky has partnered with Kroger to test up to 20,000 people for the coronavirus over the next five weeks.
- April 9: More than 117k Kentuckians filed for unemployment the previous week.
- April 8: Beshear and his staff on Wednesday announced a number of new restrictions, including an order that allows one adult per household in a store when grocery shopping (with some exceptions), an order restricting door-to-door sales and an order allowing 30-day prescriptions to be refilled without a visit to the doctor.
- April 7: Beshear announced another large single-day increase in cases and said drive-in church services should not take place.
- April 6: More than 100 residents and employees of nursing homes around the commonwealth have tested positive for COVID-19, and 15 residents have died, Beshear said.
- April 6: State total of confirmed cases surpasses 1,000
- April 4: Beshear addressed the state's current resources and its need for more PPE. Beshear said the state expects to soon expand its available hospital beds from 18,000 to 25,000 through efforts at the University of Kentucky and the Louisville fairgrounds. The state now has 1,352 ventilators.
- April 3: Kentucky is no longer conducting routine inspections of nearly 300 nursing homes, as state employees shift their attention to facilities that have been affected by COVID-19.
- April 3: Beshear has ordered all state parks to stop overnight stays from visitors.
- Out-of-state residents traveling into Kentucky that aren't just passing through for gas or another short stop will now have to quarantine for 14 days.
- April 2: Beshear announced that the Louisville Fairgrounds will be used as an at least 2,000-bed field hospital. The Kentucky National Guard will help get the facility started.
- April 2: Beshear expanded the executive order asking Kentuckians not to leave the state. Out-of-state residents traveling into Kentucky, that aren't just passing through for gas or another short stop, will now have to quarantine for 14 days.
- April 2: Schools need to be closed until at least May 1, Beshear told Kentucky district leaders on a conference call. He plans on talking with district leaders a week or two before May 1 to discuss potentially extending the closure, he said.
- April 2: Beshear signed an executive order allowing all state, county and city government employees that have retired to be rehired with no penalty to their retirement, two days after he put in an order allowing the same for state, local and county police officers, firefighters, EMTs and corrections officers.
- April 2: Beshear plans to shorten the sentences of 186 inmates.
- April 1: The national guard will deploy 70 members to four regional food bank warehouses located in Louisville, Elizabethtown, Wilder and Lexington.
- March 30: Beshear asked Kentuckians to stay in the state unless it's necessary to leave. This comes a few days after Beshear asked those who live in the southern most states not to cross the Tennessee borders.
- March 25: Unemployment eligibility has been expanded. Click here for information on how to file for unemployment in Kentucky.
- March 24: Executive order requires all non-life-sustaining businesses close to in-person traffic.
- March 23: Beshear signed an executive order to cease all elective medical procedures.
- March 20: Beshear signed an executive order to create a fund that people can donate to in order to help people whose employment has been affected by COVID-19. You can donate here.
- People can report businesses or people that aren't complying with social distancing guidelines to a specific hotline. The number to call is 1-833-KY-SAFER (597-2337).
- March 17: Most public-facing businesses that cannot comply with the CDC guidelines of less than 50 people congregating in one place must temporarily shut down. This includes gyms, concert venues and movie theaters. The state Capitol is closed to nonessential personnel.
- March 16: Beshear ordered the state’s bars and restaurant dining rooms to close. Carryout and delivery food orders can be continued.
- March 15: Beshear announced a first for the state: a man who tested positive and refused to self-quarantine. He said a Nelson County man left the University of Louisville hospital against medical advice. Beshear said the state "had to take steps to force a home isolation."
- March 14: Kentucky hospitals should cease all elective procedures to allow for extra capacity to treat those with the disease.
- March 13: Beshear recommended temporarily closing all senior centers.
- March 12: Beshear recommended all schools cancel in-person classes.
- March 9: Beshear issued an executive order to waive copays, deductibles and diagnostic testing fees for private insurance and state employees.
- March 6: Beshear declared State of Emergency.
Updates in Louisville
- April 14: Louisville Zoo is canceling all May and June summer camps
- April 13: Fischer announces 'Future of Work' initiative
- April 13: Lousiville VA Center ceasing face-to-face services at five clinics
- April 11: University of Louisville has developed a decontamination program for N-95 masks so they can be reused. The masks will be provided to healthcare providers, first responders and community organizations such as nursing homes.
- April 9: Clark Memorial Health intends to use the vacant Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana, to house extra patients if it's flooded by a surge in coronavirus cases.
- April 8: The mayor said a number of roads in Iroquois, Cherokee and Chickasaw parks were to be closed in order to open up more room for people social-distancing.
- April 8: Louisville will have to "massively" cut city services without federal help to make up for lost revenue, the mayor said.
- April 4: Louisville has installed several hand-washing and portable toilet stations downtown for the city's homeless population to help fend off the coronavirus pandemic.
- April 3: TARC begins limiting ridership to "essential" trips only. For more information, click here.
- April 2: Two additional Louisville Metro Police Department officers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to LMPD spokeswoman Jessie Halladay, making three total.
- April 2: The city has received more than 1,100 complaint calls about noncompliance, Fischer said during his Thursday afternoon press conference, calling out street racing, golf courses and park gatherings.
- April 1: A Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer has tested positive.
- March 31: City officials are advising residents to avoid the scam pop-up testing sites. Police are investigating those sites operating in Louisville this week.
- March 30: Norton Healthcare, which owns several hospitals in Louisville, has had 45 employees test positive for the coronavirus and has 282 workers currently on furlough.
- March 28: Fischer said "hundreds" of people congregrated at 13th Street and West Broadway the previous night despite warnings from officials.
- March 28: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Paula McCraney, D-7th District, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
- March 25: Louisville Metro Police and other local enforcement officers will be stationed outside hospitals in Jefferson County.
- March 25: One day after Fischer announced that a Louisville firefighter tested positive for COVID-19, he said that five additional firefighters will go into self quarantine after being in close contact with the firefighter announced.
- Fischer announced he is extending the state of emergency to May 10.
- All metro park playgrounds, soccer fields and basketball courts will be closed. Also closing are all free-roam dog parks, the Jefferson Memorial Forest campground, and portable toilets at the parks will be removed. Parks may still be used for daily exercise, but social distancing guidelines should be followed, Fischer said.
- March 24: Waterfront Park announced it will close park playgrounds indefinitely.
- March 24: Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital announced it started using a screening tent after 5 p.m. to test potential coronavirus patients outside of the hospital.
- March 24: A Louisville firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19
- Louisville officials are strongly advising against using the city's 180 playground units, citing they aren't conducive to social distancing and have a lot of touch points.
- The Transit Authority of River City announced that it is making several service reductions on its bus routes beginning Friday, March 20, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
- March 18: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's wife, Alexandra Gerassimides, tested positive for COVID-19.
- March 18: The University of Louisville announced it is extending online classes and instruction for the rest of the spring semester, which goes until April 28.
- March 17: Kentucky Derby is postponed
- March 17: The Lousiville Zoo announced that it would temporarily close.
- March 16: LG&E announced that it would not shut off customers' service due to nonpayment, at least until May 1, in light of financial struggles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 16: Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz announced public celebrations of Mass in the Lousville Archdiocese will be suspended, effectively immediately.
- Louisville is being asked to help area community ministries by making donations or volunteering. To sign up to volunteer, visit slcm.org/acm-covid19-response. To learn more about the groups' mission, visit louisvilleministries.org.
- March 15: Christy Brown, one of Louisville's most influential philanthropists and environmental health advocates, has tested positive.
- March 13: Louisville Water suspended turnoff for nonpayment until further notice, according to spokesman Vince Guenthner.
More from around the state
- A longtime employee of a southern Kentucky nursing home hit hard by an outbreak of COVID-19 has died after testing positive for the virus.
- Baptist Health, which operates hospitals across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including in Louisville and New Albany, announced that it is "temporarily reassigning some staff, furloughing others and reducing pay for leaders."
- The University of Louisville will furlough some employees and institute pay cuts for those earning at least $100,000. Read more about the university's furloughs here and athletics cuts here.
- Jennie Stuart Health in Hopkinsville made some big cuts Wednesday, laying off 248 employees.
- Sen. Rand Paul announced April 7 that he had tested negative for coronavirus and had begun volunteering at a local hospital to help in the pandemic.
- Kentucky Lottery officials are warning of an uptick in scam phone calls since the start of the pandemic in which players are told they have won a large cash prize.
- A church revival that took place in mid-March has been linked to at least 28 cases of the coronavirus and two deaths in Hopkins County.
- The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered virtually all courtrooms closed for two additional weeks. The high court had previously shut own most courts through April 10 but an order issued Thursday extended the shutdown to April 24.
- New cases of COVID-19 in Pulaski and Calloway counties have caused two different church congregations — around 200 people — to self-quarantine after possible exposure.
- Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that all elections scheduled for May 19 will be delayed to June 23. Those include the Democrat and Republican primary elections.
- Walgreens said it is expanding drive-thru testing in Kentucky,
- Charter Spectrum will raise its minimum wage to $20 per hour by 2022, the company announced. Additionally, all front-line employees will earn a $1.50 raise, effective immediately.
- More than 600 workers at The Galt House, Embassy Suites and Crowne Plaza hotels in Louisville have been temporarily furloughed
- A fourth employee at an Amazon warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and the first known COVID-19 case was also reported at the online retailer's fulfillment center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, according to officials.
- GE Appliances, which operates the Appliance Park facility in Louisville, will donate 90,000 surgical masks to healthcare facilities in Kentucky, which is being coordinated through the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
- Target and Walmart are the latest retailers to announce they will limit the number of shoppers in their stores at a given time in an effort to promote social distancing.
- Goodwill has announced it will furlough approximately 1,000 retail employees and keep stores closed for an undetermined period.
- Target and Walmart are the latest retailers to announce they will limit the number of shoppers in their stores at a given time in an effort to promote social distancing.
- An estimated 3,800 employees gathered outside GE Appliances for a drive-by rally, honking their horns to sound their displeasure with the company. GE Appliances had announced that workers must return to their normal shifts on Monday, despite the growing concerns for the COVID-19 pandemic.
- A day care employee at the Toyota Child Development Center in Georgetown, Kentucky, has tested positive, according to the automaker.
- Kentucky Goodwills will suspend donation drop offs starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to a statement.
- UPS, Louisville’s largest employer, now has a deal to provide some paid sick leave to workers affected by the coronavirus.
- Hourly Kroger employees will receive one-time bonuses of $300 for full-time associates and $150 for part-time associates due to the new coronavirus, Kroger officials announced Saturday.
- Dick's Sporting Goods said it will furlough a majority of its 40,000 employees.
What to know about school closings
- Thousands flooded phone lines to request chromebooks from JCPS.
- Kentucky students will not be required to complete the high-stakes testing known as "K-PREP."
- Click here for a list of sites where JCPS students can get free meals.
- Click here to see a full list of Kentucky school closings.
Attorney General warns against price gouging
- The Kentucky Attorney General's Office and consumer protection groups have received numerous complaints of price-gouging and other virus-related scams.
- Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron posted a statement on his website asking Kentuckians to report any cases of price gouging to his Consumer Protection Hotline, 888-432-9257.
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