Good morning, Kentucky. Here's what you need to know today.
Tuesday will start out soggy, especially along the Ohio River so make sure you have the umbrellas and leave some extra time to get to your destination. The afternoon will turn out much drier so If you have any outdoor plans, wait until later on in the day.
WKU is labeling one student a "super spreader" at the campus after refusing to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Now almost 30 students are in quarantine.
Kentucky set a record for new coronavirus cases last week with 7,315, continuing an upward trend of cases in the state. Gov. Andy Beshear says the escalation must stop, but he isn't planning on new restrictions just yet.
The House Budget Committee released a new report to highlight the need for another COVID relief bill. "We absolutely have to have more relief. This is a view shared by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, most economists and even the President of the United States," said House Budget Chair John Yarmuth. But fiscal conservatives argue the ballooning deficit is unacceptable. The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting the deficit will hit $3.3 trillion this year.
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Craft beer drinkers can soon enjoy Kentucky Proud beers brewed with Kentucky agricultural products.
“Every October, Kentucky’s craft brewers use locally grown products to brew one-of-a-kind beers to showcase their creativity and honor the Commonwealth’s producers,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “We are pleased to collaborate with the Kentucky Guild of Brewers once again on what has become a staple of Kentucky’s fall calendar.”