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Sen. McConnell Visits Henderson County to Discuss COVID-19 in Kentucky

The Senate Majority Leader visited Henderson Community College to discuss community issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 1:30 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 3:37 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Henderson County on Thursday to discuss issues important to the community, including the impact of the $13 billion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Kentucky.

McConnell shot down the prospect of a coronavirus relief deal, saying Republican lawmakers wouldn't support a massive stimulus bill that the White House and Democrats are negotiating.

During Sen. McConnell's Thursday appearance in Henderson County, he said he would put forth a separate stimulus proposal worth $500 billion next week.

The bill, likely to be identical to the one that failed in the Senate in September, includes funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, extra unemployment benefits, money for schools, and liability protections for businesses. 

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The cold front has come and gone and with it our threat for Severe Weather. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of the Tri-State through the remainder of the evening ahead. In fact, there is a possibility that some of the thunderstorms we see between now and 9PM or so could produce small hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Anyone planning on attending a football game this evening should make sure an umbrella or poncho is on hand to keep you dry and should anticipate at least some rain delays to occur. The rain should finally exit east of the Tri-State between 10PM and 12AM; it's around that time that wind speeds will again pick up some steam - our northwesterly winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph at times overnight.
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