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Louisville Metro Health Department urges protesters to get tested for COVID-19

Health experts in Louisville worry protests could fuel a spoke in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Businesses 'devastated' by chaotic crowds in downtown Louisville

Buildings throughout downtown Louisville are boarded up to prevent protesters from breaking the doors and windows. → Read More

Indiana begins stage 3 of reopening, 2 days earlier than planned

Gyms, fitness studios, community pools, campgrounds, recreational sports practices, sports fields and courts were allowed to reopen Friday in Indiana, two days before Gov. Eric Holcomb originally scheduled. → Read More

Holiday World details phased reopening plan

The theme park in Santa Clause, Indiana says it will open to the public on June 17 at 50% capacity. → Read More

Kentucky retailers make plans to reopen May 20

Gov. Andy Beshear said non-essential stores can reopen next week, and the Kentucky Retail Federation encourages customers to wear masks inside all retail stores. → Read More

Louisville nurse explains how to wear masks, take them off and store them

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recommended everyone wear a mask in public starting May 11 as businesses reopen and people have more daily contact with others. → Read More

Kentucky restaurant owners face new problem when they reopen: capacity restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear said they can open for outdoor seating on May 15 and indoor seating on May 22. They have to follow social distancing and operate at 33% capacity. → Read More

Louisville YMCAs preparing to reopen with COVID-19 restrictions in place

Cloth face coverings or masks are recommended for members. → Read More

Pandemic ripples through local and national commercial real estate

Landlords and retailers all over the country have been working out special deals, while some retailers simply aren’t able to pay at all. → Read More

Recovered COVID-19 patients donate convalescent plasma in medical trial

Here's how you can particpate. → Read More

First week of COVID-19 testing in Shawnee Park reaches full capacity

Kroger and Gravity Diagnostics are offering free drive-thru testing in Shawnee Park for two weeks Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. until May 8. → Read More

Free drive-thru COVID-19 tests will be available to anyone who registers in Louisville

Kroger and Gravity Diagnosics are partnering to bring the tests to Shawnee Park. → Read More

Kroger, Meijer union employees launch 'Shop Smart' safety text updates

Shoppers can text "Shop Smart" to 23396 for store updates and ways to keep themselves and grocery store workers safe during the crisis. → Read More

Fireside Bar and Grill in Sellersburg celebrates milestone with unusual special offer

Fireside Bar and Grill, known for its chicken fingers and Sweet Stuff bakery items, is on Highway 311 in Sellersburg, Indiana. → Read More

Local doctors encourage patients to use telemedicine amid COVID-19 pandemic

Doctors are encouraging patients to use telemedicine for appointments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Louisville company makes intubation boxes for health care workers combating COVID-19 outbreak

The boxes protect medical workers from droplets when intubating a patient. → Read More

Louisville leaders warn of coronavirus scams at pop-up testing locations

Metro Government was not consulted prior to the mobile test locations opening. → Read More

Local Kroger distribution center at 'full capacity,' re-stocking in-demand items

In an effort to ensure that all customers have access to high-demand items, Kroger is placing purchase limits on products such as hand sanitzer, some paper products, cleaning wipes, diapers, → Read More

Several southern Indiana businesses adapt to pandemic restrictions

The New Albany Farmers Market manager Liz Martino said the reopening date is tentative and will depend on recommendations from the state. → Read More

Louisville cleaning company wants to hire employees laid off due to the coronavirus

Kentucky Gov. Any Beshear has ordered hair salons, spas, gyms and theaters to close by 5 p.m. Wednesday as a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus. Restaurants and → Read More