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Beshear: Kentucky primaries moved due to COVID-19


FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the decision to move Kentucky’s primary elections from May 19 to June 23.

This afternoon, Beshear also announced a three-month extension of Kentucky driver’s license.

He says the state currently has one new COVID-19 cases, bring the total up to 22.

The new case is a 34-year-old female from Jefferson County.

Beshear says the state’s closing of child-care centers will make an exception for healthcare workers. He says the state needs all medical officials to stay on hand for the COVID-19 fight.

Beshear says he still recommends residents call the state’s Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-722-5725 with any questions and visit to keep up-to-date on information.

He also introduced two hashtags to help spread the good things residents do to help battle the virus. He says when residents do good things, use #TeamKentucky and #TogetherKY to help spread good news throughout the state.

He says every single resident is important in the state’s COVID-19 fight.

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