Ceremony Held to Honor Over 1,000 Kentuckians Lost to COVID-19

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard paid tribute to over 1,000 Kentuckians whose lives have been lost to COVID-19.

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 2:43 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2020 2:51 PM

In Frankfort on Thursday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman observed as Kentucky State Police Honor Guard placed a memorial wreath in the Capitol rotunda to honor the more than 1,000 Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19.

The Handbell Ensemble from First United Methodist Church in Frankfort was also present at the ceremony to ring bells during the wreath-laying.

The Ceremony was held after the Bluegrass State reached the somber milestone of 1,004 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday when 16 new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state.

In honor of the Kentuckians lost to COVID-19, Gov. Beshear also ordered all flags on state buildings across the Commonwealth to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sept. 16.

As of Thursday throughout the Bluegrass State, 48,599  total Kentuckians were confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 so far by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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