Kentucky Sets Covid Record; More Than 1200 Cases Reported

Kentucky reported more than 1200 cases on Saturday, and 140 of those cases came from Western Kentucky.

Posted: Oct 3, 2020 8:38 PM

Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in our tri-state.

And that’s especially true in Western Kentucky.

1275 new cases were reported in the Bluegrass on Saturday

Setting a record for the most single day cases that Kentucky has ever seen.

And with those numbers rising, business owners in our Kentucky tri-state are concerned that their stores will be shut down again.

“We are concerned, that if the numbers keep rising, and the Governor, or the county officials or city officials, decide to shut things back down again, it could be very detrimental to our business," said Rudy Felty, co-owner of Lucia Soaps Etc.

Western Kentucky hasn’t avoided the covid spike seen across the Bluegrass either.

One-hundred and forty additional coronavirus cases were reported by the Green River Health Department on Saturday.

Thirty-four from Daviess County, and more than 80 coming from Henderson County.

And Henderson businesses are worried that these rising numbers will affect their sales during the holiday season.

“We are hoping that things will start to stabilize and start to go back down again, and that we can move forward into the holiday season with a successful sales season," said Nancy Satterrfield, co-owner of Beach Bums Farms.

And with coronavirus numbers continuing to rise in Western Kentucky, some residents say they don’t plan on going out to a restaurant or store until 2021.

“We just avoid crowds," said Jenny Brown. "No more rummage sales. We don’t go knick-knack shopping, nothing, just basics. I think we’re going to finish out this year with the numbers rising. I just don’t see an end this year.”

But some business owners do have plans in place in case they are required to shut down again.

“If the Governor has to have another shutdown or slow down again, then we will hopefully depend on our customers to continue to buy online from us, so that we can do curbside service.”

The Green River Health Department offers testing in Daviess, Henderson and Hancock County every Wednesday of the month.

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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