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Recent articles by Mandy:

Louisville police respond to break-in at Walgreens in West End

The break-in comes one day after people looted the West End Kroger, which is less than a mile away from the Walgreens. → Read More

'A traumatized generation': Louisville's youth demand racial justice during mass protests

The crowds of protesters that flooded Louisville's downtown streets Thursday and Friday nights were largely teens and young adults. → Read More

Coronavirus news roundup: Beshear reflects on loss, says Kentucky has 'crushed' the curve

While acknowledging the 100,000 Americans lost to the coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear looked ahead and announced more reopening plans for Kentucky. → Read More

Louisville facility for abused and neglected girls experiencing coronavirus outbreak

The outbreak at Maryhurst, located in the East End, includes 14 staff members and 11 residents. → Read More

Coronavirus roundup: Boy hospitalized with illness linked to COVID-19 gets off ventilator

Norton Children's Hospital to launch a helpline for parents who have questions about the illness that has hospitalized two Kentucky children. → Read More

JCPS budget walloped by COVID-19 economic downturn to the tune of $23 million

JCPS expects the downturn wrought by COVID-19 to siphon nearly $23 million from its projected general fund revenue for the 2020-21 school year. → Read More

10-year-old Kentucky child on ventilator due to COVID-19, Beshear says

"This virus has reached one of our young ones," Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. → Read More

Rand Paul attacks Fauci, says canceling in-person school in fall would be 'ridiculous'

Sen. Rand Paul said that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. is not the "end all." → Read More

A virtual graduation? How JCPS could celebrate the Class of 2020

Jefferson County Public Schools, the state's largest district, is expected to outline its graduation plans Wednesday morning. → Read More

Jefferson County man, 35, becomes Kentucky's youngest COVID-19 victim

Though most of Kentucky's victims have been seniors — nearly three-quarters were age 70 or older — several younger people have also died of COVID-19. → Read More

Child care, SNAP and pools: What parents need to know as Kentucky economy reopens

As Kentucky starts reopening its economy, working parents won't immediately be able to access child care, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. → Read More

Midday coronavirus roundup: Medical offices reopen, Shawnee drive-thru testing begins

Louisville on Monday began what would have been Kentucky Derby week trying to regain a semblance of normalcy with the reopening of medical offices. → Read More

'I still panic': Stressed by COVID-19, JCPS students pour feelings into virtual learning

When the Academy @ Shawnee transitioned to remote learning earlier this month, teacher Jaime Whitaker feared the worst. Instead, the opposite happened → Read More

Midday coronavirus roundup: Ahead of Beshear details on economy, another protest looms

Gov. Andy Beshear's evening briefing — when he's expected to share details on how Kentucky may reopen its economy — may be interrupted by protesters → Read More

Midday update: Maryville Baptist Church sues Beshear, food banks overwhelmed by demand

Though Louisville hasn't become a COVID-19 hotspot, "we haven't won this battle yet," a U of L professor warned. → Read More

Lawmakers fail to confirm chairman of Gov. Andy Beshear's state education board

Lawmakers on Wednesday confirmed all but one of Gov. Andy Beshear's appointments to the Kentucky Board of Education - the chairman. → Read More

Midday coronavirus roundup: Kentucky lawmakers return, nursing home worker quarantined

As Kentucky lawmakers returned for the final days of the session, there was a possibility they might consider bills unrelated to the coronavirus. → Read More

As a Kentucky man lay dying of COVID-19, his son went live on Facebook to share his grief

Dustin Pitman, of Somerset, said he wanted more people to take the coronavirus seriously. His strategy worked. → Read More

Could Gov. Andy Beshear end the JCPS school year early? Here's what to know

Schools shouldn't suffer because of laws that applied in a "non-COVID-19 world," Beshear said Tuesday. → Read More

Kentucky nursing home COVID-19 victim died with only a nurse by his side, family says

Leroy "Buddy" Albright Jr., a Treyton Oak Towers resident, died April 9 from complications of COVID-19. → Read More