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COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020 - Gov. Andy Beshear

COVID-19 Update - March 18, 2020 - Gov. Andy Beshear

March 19, 2020

KY Governor Andy Beshear offers an update on the coronavirus pandemic in the state. As of 9pm, 35 persons are known to be infected with the virus. One is deceased. 

Governor Andy Beshear Provides Coronavirus Update for Wednesday, March 17, 2020

Governor Andy Beshear Provides Coronavirus Update for Wednesday, March 17, 2020

March 18, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear provides an update to the commonwealth's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. So far, 26 persons in Kentucky have tested positive for the virus. More businesses will close to prevent further spread of the disease. The podcast deals with specifics of recent actions.

KY Gov. Andy Beshear Delivers CODIV-19 update

KY Gov. Andy Beshear Delivers CODIV-19 update

March 16, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear delivered a Coronavirus update as of Monday, March 16 at 9am. Beshear reports one death due to CV19. The Governor ordered all bars and restaurants to close their open seating areas effective at 5pm today. (3/16/2020).

KY Governor Andy Beshear Delivers the 4pm State COVID-19 Update

KY Governor Andy Beshear Delivers the 4pm State COVID-19 Update

March 15, 2020

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear delivered an update on the commonwealth's response to the Coronavirus pandemic. As of 4pm on Sunday, March 15, there have been 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Kentucky residents. Specific information about the state response and what you should do is available at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx

Specific information about Lexington, Kentucky's response is available at www.BeReadyLexington.com.

 

 

Be Ready to Have a Safe Shopping Experience in Lexington, Kentucky

Be Ready to Have a Safe Shopping Experience in Lexington, Kentucky

December 10, 2019

Safe and Sound host John Bobel talks with Lexington Police Sergeant Donnell Gordon about safe shopping at the mall and other stores. There are some things you can do before you leave your home that will protect you.  During your shopping trip, stay aware of your surroundings.

Beware of Medicare Insurance Offers Over the Phone or In the Mail. Check them out first!

Beware of Medicare Insurance Offers Over the Phone or In the Mail. Check them out first!

October 25, 2019

Telephone solicitations have become more aggressive and target the elderly and other vulnerable populations. During the Fall months, scams involving Medicare insurance add-ons, medical equipment and outright fraud are rampant. Heather Clary from the central and eastern Kentucky Better Business Bureau has some advice for people who get these calls.  And it's a pretty simple fix.

Lexington Safety Net program designed to address violent crime in the community

Lexington Safety Net program designed to address violent crime in the community

October 21, 2019

Mayor Linda Gorton, Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and a group of local officials today announced plans for a new Safety Net initiative designed to address violent crime and attempt to reduce the potential for young people to fall into a life of violent crime.

One Lexington, which assists community efforts to address violent crime, is weaving together a Safety Net that involves neighbors, the Public Safety community, the faith community, Social Services, and other community partners.

“Those partners will take the next step to address gun violence by working directly with high-risk households,” Gorton said. “Police will take a simple message into the neighborhoods: risky, threatening behavior often leads to gun violence and even death. This is preventable and it has to stop. We have the community resources to help, and Safety Net will bring them to our citizens. We all need to work together.”

Weathers said violence often starts with threats made to someone or about someone. “One really important way citizens can help is by saying something when they see or hear about a threat or possible criminal activity on social media, or through other channels,” Weathers said. “Information can be forwarded to the police anonymously through Text-a-Tip or Crime Stoppers.”

The podcast features the program announcement with Mayor Linda Gorton, Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers, US Attorney Robert M. Duncan, One Lexington Director, Laura Hatfield, and Assistant County Attorney, Heather Matics.

Watch the Video - Help Solve A Crime

Watch the Video - Help Solve A Crime

July 2, 2019

The Lexington Police Department needs the community's help in identifying crime suspects. Cases featured on this page have video or photographic evidence linking a person(s) with an alleged crime, such as a theft or some other type of criminal activity.

If you recognize someone or have additional information about a case, please submit a tip through this page. The tip will go directly to the case detective. You may also call 859-258-3600 to speak directly with an officer or submit a tip anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.

Sergeant Donnell Gordon of the Lexington Police Department explains how the ID ME website works.

Beware of Door-to-Door Home Repair Sales Representatives

Beware of Door-to-Door Home Repair Sales Representatives

May 21, 2019

Now is the season for home repairs and many times, door to door salesmen will come pitching a repair you may or may not want or need.

Heather Clary from the Central and Eastern Kentucky Better Business Bureau has some tips on avoiding fraud when you agree with someone to conduct repairs on your home, sidewalk or driveway. Be careful

Lexington Kentucky’s Paramedicine Program Improves Quality of Care, Shows Cost Savings

Lexington Kentucky’s Paramedicine Program Improves Quality of Care, Shows Cost Savings

February 11, 2019

Paramedicine programs across the country have proven to be life savers, especially for people who need continuing care or a combination of health care, mental health care and ongoing social service assistance. In Lexington, Kentucky, a paramedicine program that involves the fire department, police department, the University of Kentucky and local social service agencies is providing patients with a high degree of success. It's also cutting down on ambulance runs and visits to the ER. Safe and Sound host John Bobel talks with the police and firefighters who are making this local program successful.

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