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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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another unseasonably warm day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Some areas could even see temperatures well into the 70s. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. We won't see any rain from this front, but it will cool temperatures into the low 40s by Saturday morning.
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