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Beshear extends Kentuckys bar curfew by an hour following decline in COVID-19 cases – WLWT Cincinnati

Beshear extends Kentucky’s bar curfew by an hour following decline in COVID-19 cases



Hello, everybody. It is 4 p.m. Time for our COVID. Update some good news and remembering that we’re gonna get through this and we’re gonna get through it together. I want to just start out Morehead State Eagles. There are only Kentucky team in the N. C double A tournament this year, so I hope we are all rooting for them in each and every game. Good luck to them. I know that they will make us proud. Let’s start today with good news and we’re going to move fast because there’s so much today. Today I’m happy to welcome a new company to Kentucky that’s creating high quality job opportunities for our residents. Metallic Oink is establishing its first facility in our state, an operation that will produce aluminum and will be known as metallic Oh Kentucky LLC. Located in Franklin. This project will create 60 quality job opportunities for Kentucky INS with a $53.5 million investment. Metallic oh is based in Ontario, Canada, and has established itself as a major producer of aluminum for building and construction, automotive, truck and trailer industrial and distribution, as well as a primary recycler for aluminum scrap the company’s presence in Kentucky is going to add to our expanding aluminum related in primary metal sectors in a position in the company for long term growth to support new and existing customers throughout the Midwest. Company leaders expect the facility to be fully operational in 2022 with the capacity to produce £270 million of aluminum every single year. The project is also breathing new life in an existing facility in Simpson County with the renovation of a 461,000 square foot building that provides an opportunity for future growth. Currently, more than 230 primary metal facilities operate in our state, employing 26,000 Kentuckians. Aluminum related businesses alone have announced more than 620 jobs and over $625 million in new investment in just the last two years. This is substantial growth and highlights our state’s ability to support this rapidly expanding industry. Thank you to metallic Oh for its commitment to the Commonwealth and welcome to Kentucky. We look forward to helping you grow and we know that our success is your success and your success is our success. We’re proud to partner with you as a part of Team Kentucky in building a better Kentucky. All right, next one is pretty special. I’d like to congratulate a company that is literally helping build Kentucky and making our economy stronger than ever. Toyota and the Workforce at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky The plant in Georgetown this week in a milestone when they’re 13 million vehicle rolled off their assembly line. It was a bright blue RAV four hybrid, which is the top selling model, and here is a picture of it is a proud accomplishment for the company and its employees and all the supplier facilities in Kentucky. And overall, as many of you know, uh, Toyota has been an integral part of Kentucky success stories since before it began production in 1988. We cannot overstate the importance of Toyota’s Georgetown campus for Kentucky’s economy, for employment, for workforce training and for quality wages. The 1300 acre Georgetown campus as Toyota’s first plant, North America, represented an $8 billion investment overall and employs over 10,000 Kentuckians. It’s also home to a powertrain facility on track to reach its own milestone. This year, producing its 13 million engine. Further, the massive supply chains for parts and services that Toyota has brought with it over the past 35 or so years supports tens of thousands of jobs in communities all across our great state. Since 2017, Toyota’s invested over $1.5 billion in that Georgetown plant, preparing to launch new vehicles, including the rap for hybrid. I’m proud to say the company is looking towards the future of transportation. I want to thank Toyota, Kentucky, for recognizing both milestones through its commitment of $1.3 million to further stem education and workforce development programs across the Commonwealth. These funds will engage diverse and under resourced youth by exposing them to great manufacturing careers. We deeply appreciate Toyota’s longstanding relationship with Kentucky. It’s one we want to continue to foster and help grow. So Toyota, Kentucky Congratulations on that 13th millionth vehicle. Uh, we’re so proud of your work and to be a part of it, all right. Also happy today to announce it’s going to be a little bit easier for some people, uh, to get their vaccine in a couple of ways. First, we’re happy to report that three additional transportation providers have been added to offer rides to and from vaccination sites. The three new providers are the City of Scots Ville, offering Scott’s Ville Transit, the city of Owensboro using the Owensboro Transit system, and the Murray Calloway Transit Authority serving Calloway County. Remember, if you need help with transportation to a covid 19 vaccine appointment, transit agencies and over 90 counties are offering free or reduced transportation. Kentucky is confined vaccine and transportation services near them by going to ky covid 19 dot ky dot gov for a list of participating public transit agencies and phone numbers again, thank you to those three cities and in one county for making it easier for your citizens to get vaccinated. We’ll have one other or to other vaccination announcements. But first, the 2020 federal income tax filing deadline for individuals has been extended now to Monday, May 17th. Today I directed the Kentucky Department of Revenue to extend the 2020 Kentucky Individual Tax Filing Deadline from April 15th 2021 to May 17th 2021. We’re extending the deadline without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount, the relief does not apply to 2021 estimated tax payments that are due on April 15th 2021. It does not apply to corporation income tax, limited liability entity tax, withholding tax sales and use tax or other types of state taxes. The decision mirrors the federal individual income tax relief provisions issued March 17th by the I. R s in response to the coronavirus. The state tax filing deadlines for corporations and pass through income tax like L L E T returns remains Thursday, April 15th. Individual taxpayers, unable to meet the May 17th return filing deadline, may request an automatic extension to file calendar year returns by October the 15th. All right, next up. Because of the positive developments in in the downward movement of our cases in Kentucky because of a positivity rate we’ll talk about today. That’s the lowest since July. Um, we are altering restaurant and bar hours by extending the curfew starting on Friday. At that point, bars and restaurants can serve until midnight, and doors must close by one AM Now a couple of things, the capacity is still at 60% and the seat rule still applies. We cannot have people crowding around bars or in in restaurants around bars. We do have to keep people separated. We do need to keep people wearing masks. The mask mandate is still in effect, but hopefully this is a little bit of relief, given the positive movement of of where we are right now, as a state with vaccines going up in case is going down. But let’s not mess this up with two months in a couple weeks until everybody wants a vaccine. Every adult gets it. Let’s not mess this up. Please be responsible. Other good vaccine news. Let’s look at the number of people vaccinated to date. Table One shows us that between the state and the federal programs, we are now at 1,082,303 individuals having at least one, uh, their first shot of hope. Remember, we passed a million on Monday, which means we’ve already done 82,303 individuals since then. Obviously, our vaccine weeks are a little different because they start on Tuesdays because that’s when we get the new vaccine. But if we can show that what you’ll see is just since Tuesday on which for the state program. We received 108,170 doses. We’ve already vaccinated half half. Um, uh, We’ve already used half of those vaccinated. 54,000, 535 people. That is great. And it means we’re going to go through all of this, but we got to keep it up, and every area has to keep it up, which means everybody that has not been vaccinated. We need you to get vaccinated. So let’s talk about how we’re going to do that. Beginning Monday, we are asking vaccine providers to further open up Priority Group one C to all Kentucky INS 50 years or older. Remember, right now, one C as Kentucky and 60 and older that have at risk conditions that make them at risk to covid is defined by the C D. C essential workers and some others. Now we’re opening this up to all Kentucky INS 50 and older as well. You will be able to start signing up. Uh, you can start signing up for any appointment beginning Monday or later, right now, and you can also check with vaccine providers that are working through the weekend because if they have any excess capacity, they can. And they should come down a group to get you or anybody else to make sure they get all of their vaccine used every week. In the very least, beating that 90% goal of 90% of first dose is getting in people’s arms each and every week. All those deemed in the highest price, uh, in the in the most in need should still get priority. So, like our oldest Kentucky INS, But we can’t have these things sitting in the freezer. We are in a race against these variants, and we’ve got to get it out fast. Second, major announcement today is we are committing to opening up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 years and older by April 12th. That is the drop dead date for when we expect to open vaccine eligibility for everybody and that tails into three new sites we have today. Ah, that
Hello, everybody. It is 4 p.m. Time for our COVID. Update some good news and remembering that we’re gonna get through this and we’re gonna get through it together. I want to just start out Morehead State Eagles. There are only Kentucky team in the N. C double A tournament this year, so I hope we are all rooting for them in each and every game. Good luck to them. I know that they will make us proud. Let’s start today with good news and we’re going to move fast because there’s so much today. Today I’m happy to welcome a new company to Kentucky that’s creating high quality job opportunities for our residents. Metallic Oink is establishing its first facility in our state, an operation that will produce aluminum and will be known as metallic Oh Kentucky LLC. Located in Franklin. This project will create 60 quality job opportunities for Kentucky INS with a $53.5 million investment. Metallic oh is based in Ontario, Canada, and has established itself as a major producer of aluminum for building and construction, automotive, truck and trailer industrial and distribution, as well as a primary recycler for aluminum scrap the company’s presence in Kentucky is going to add to our expanding aluminum related in primary metal sectors in a position in the company for long term growth to support new and existing customers throughout the Midwest. Company leaders expect the facility to be fully operational in 2022 with the capacity to produce £270 million of aluminum every single year. The project is also breathing new life in an existing facility in Simpson County with the renovation of a 461,000 square foot building that provides an opportunity for future growth. Currently, more than 230 primary metal facilities operate in our state, employing 26,000 Kentuckians. Aluminum related businesses alone have announced more than 620 jobs and over $625 million in new investment in just the last two years. This is substantial growth and highlights our state’s ability to support this rapidly expanding industry. Thank you to metallic Oh for its commitment to the Commonwealth and welcome to Kentucky. We look forward to helping you grow and we know that our success is your success and your success is our success. We’re proud to partner with you as a part of Team Kentucky in building a better Kentucky. All right, next one is pretty special. I’d like to congratulate a company that is literally helping build Kentucky and making our economy stronger than ever. Toyota and the Workforce at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky The plant in Georgetown this week in a milestone when they’re 13 million vehicle rolled off their assembly line. It was a bright blue RAV four hybrid, which is the top selling model, and here is a picture of it is a proud accomplishment for the company and its employees and all the supplier facilities in Kentucky. And overall, as many of you know, uh, Toyota has been an integral part of Kentucky success stories since before it began production in 1988. We cannot overstate the importance of Toyota’s Georgetown campus for Kentucky’s economy, for employment, for workforce training and for quality wages. The 1300 acre Georgetown campus as Toyota’s first plant, North America, represented an $8 billion investment overall and employs over 10,000 Kentuckians. It’s also home to a powertrain facility on track to reach its own milestone. This year, producing its 13 million engine. Further, the massive supply chains for parts and services that Toyota has brought with it over the past 35 or so years supports tens of thousands of jobs in communities all across our great state. Since 2017, Toyota’s invested over $1.5 billion in that Georgetown plant, preparing to launch new vehicles, including the rap for hybrid. I’m proud to say the company is looking towards the future of transportation. I want to thank Toyota, Kentucky, for recognizing both milestones through its commitment of $1.3 million to further stem education and workforce development programs across the Commonwealth. These funds will engage diverse and under resourced youth by exposing them to great manufacturing careers. We deeply appreciate Toyota’s longstanding relationship with Kentucky. It’s one we want to continue to foster and help grow. So Toyota, Kentucky Congratulations on that 13th millionth vehicle. Uh, we’re so proud of your work and to be a part of it, all right. Also happy today to announce it’s going to be a little bit easier for some people, uh, to get their vaccine in a couple of ways. First, we’re happy to report that three additional transportation providers have been added to offer rides to and from vaccination sites. The three new providers are the City of Scots Ville, offering Scott’s Ville Transit, the city of Owensboro using the Owensboro Transit system, and the Murray Calloway Transit Authority serving Calloway County. Remember, if you need help with transportation to a covid 19 vaccine appointment, transit agencies and over 90 counties are offering free or reduced transportation. Kentucky is confined vaccine and transportation services near them by going to ky covid 19 dot ky dot gov for a list of participating public transit agencies and phone numbers again, thank you to those three cities and in one county for making it easier for your citizens to get vaccinated. We’ll have one other or to other vaccination announcements. But first, the 2020 federal income tax filing deadline for individuals has been extended now to Monday, May 17th. Today I directed the Kentucky Department of Revenue to extend the 2020 Kentucky Individual Tax Filing Deadline from April 15th 2021 to May 17th 2021. We’re extending the deadline without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount, the relief does not apply to 2021 estimated tax payments that are due on April 15th 2021. It does not apply to corporation income tax, limited liability entity tax, withholding tax sales and use tax or other types of state taxes. The decision mirrors the federal individual income tax relief provisions issued March 17th by the I. R s in response to the coronavirus. The state tax filing deadlines for corporations and pass through income tax like L L E T returns remains Thursday, April 15th. Individual taxpayers, unable to meet the May 17th return filing deadline, may request an automatic extension to file calendar year returns by October the 15th. All right, next up. Because of the positive developments in in the downward movement of our cases in Kentucky because of a positivity rate we’ll talk about today. That’s the lowest since July. Um, we are altering restaurant and bar hours by extending the curfew starting on Friday. At that point, bars and restaurants can serve until midnight, and doors must close by one AM Now a couple of things, the capacity is still at 60% and the seat rule still applies. We cannot have people crowding around bars or in in restaurants around bars. We do have to keep people separated. We do need to keep people wearing masks. The mask mandate is still in effect, but hopefully this is a little bit of relief, given the positive movement of of where we are right now, as a state with vaccines going up in case is going down. But let’s not mess this up with two months in a couple weeks until everybody wants a vaccine. Every adult gets it. Let’s not mess this up. Please be responsible. Other good vaccine news. Let’s look at the number of people vaccinated to date. Table One shows us that between the state and the federal programs, we are now at 1,082,303 individuals having at least one, uh, their first shot of hope. Remember, we passed a million on Monday, which means we’ve already done 82,303 individuals since then. Obviously, our vaccine weeks are a little different because they start on Tuesdays because that’s when we get the new vaccine. But if we can show that what you’ll see is just since Tuesday on which for the state program. We received 108,170 doses. We’ve already vaccinated half half. Um, uh, We’ve already used half of those vaccinated. 54,000, 535 people. That is great. And it means we’re going to go through all of this, but we got to keep it up, and every area has to keep it up, which means everybody that has not been vaccinated. We need you to get vaccinated. So let’s talk about how we’re going to do that. Beginning Monday, we are asking vaccine providers to further open up Priority Group one C to all Kentucky INS 50 years or older. Remember, right now, one C as Kentucky and 60 and older that have at risk conditions that make them at risk to covid is defined by the C D. C essential workers and some others. Now we’re opening this up to all Kentucky INS 50 and older as well. You will be able to start signing up. Uh, you can start signing up for any appointment beginning Monday or later, right now, and you can also check with vaccine providers that are working through the weekend because if they have any excess capacity, they can. And they should come down a group to get you or anybody else to make sure they get all of their vaccine used every week. In the very least, beating that 90% goal of 90% of first dose is getting in people’s arms each and every week. All those deemed in the highest price, uh, in the in the most in need should still get priority. So, like our oldest Kentucky INS, But we can’t have these things sitting in the freezer. We are in a race against these variants, and we’ve got to get it out fast. Second, major announcement today is we are committing to opening up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 years and older by April 12th. That is the drop dead date for when we expect to open vaccine eligibility for everybody and that tails into three new sites we have today. Ah, that

Beshear extends Kentucky’s bar curfew by an hour following decline in COVID-19 cases

Gov. Andy Beshear is extending Kentucky’s bar and restaurant curfew by an hour due to the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.The governor announced the news at a press conference on Thursday.Starting Friday, bars and restaurants can serve until midnight and doors must close by 1 a.m.The capacity at the state’s bars and restaurants must remain at 60% and the rule that patrons must be seated still applies. Also, the mask mandate remains in effect.”Let’s not mess this up. Please be responsible,” Beshear said.According to the governor, Kentucky’s current positivity rate is the lowest since July.Beshear has also set an aggressive goal in making COVID-19 vaccines available to nearly all Kentuckians by mid-April.The governor announced Thursday that vaccination eligibility will open up to all Kentuckians 16 and older by April 12.”That is the drop-dead date for when we expect to open vaccine eligibility for everybody,” Beshear said.The announcement comes after recent significant boosts in vaccine supply, the addition of a third COVID-19 vaccine to Kentucky’s arsenal and a recent announcement by President Joe Biden in getting vaccines available to all adults by the end of May.Over the past few weeks, Kentucky has been moving through phases of vaccine eligibility, beginning with frontline health care workers, then seniors in living centers, then educators and then eligibility by age. Phase 1C, the current phase, also includes all essential workers.On Thursday, Beshear also announced that 50 and older will now be eligible for vaccinations. Before that, it was only 60 and older.

Gov. Andy Beshear is extending Kentucky’s bar and restaurant curfew by an hour due to the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

The governor announced the news at a press conference on Thursday.

Starting Friday, bars and restaurants can serve until midnight and doors must close by 1 a.m.

The capacity at the state’s bars and restaurants must remain at 60% and the rule that patrons must be seated still applies. Also, the mask mandate remains in effect.

“Let’s not mess this up. Please be responsible,” Beshear said.

According to the governor, Kentucky’s current positivity rate is the lowest since July.

Beshear has also set an aggressive goal in making COVID-19 vaccines available to nearly all Kentuckians by mid-April.

The governor announced Thursday that vaccination eligibility will open up to all Kentuckians 16 and older by April 12.

“That is the drop-dead date for when we expect to open vaccine eligibility for everybody,” Beshear said.

The announcement comes after recent significant boosts in vaccine supply, the addition of a third COVID-19 vaccine to Kentucky’s arsenal and a recent announcement by President Joe Biden in getting vaccines available to all adults by the end of May.

Over the past few weeks, Kentucky has been moving through phases of vaccine eligibility, beginning with frontline health care workers, then seniors in living centers, then educators and then eligibility by age. Phase 1C, the current phase, also includes all essential workers.

On Thursday, Beshear also announced that 50 and older will now be eligible for vaccinations. Before that, it was only 60 and older.

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