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SEATTLE — While officials in Washington, D.C., grappled with delays and red tape, two professional virus hunters raced to make thousands of tests available to detect the deadly new coronavirus sweeping the globe, hoping to stem its spread in the U.S.

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After almost a year of rumors and speculation, Rural King Supply has announced it will open its Georgetown location during Fall 2020. The exact date is pending.

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Central Kentucky Landfill’s Free Dump Day Saturdays have been temporarily suspended, said Chip Simmons, spokesman for the landfill.

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Bracing for a dramatic downturn in its tax collections, Kentucky’s General Assembly has no choice but to pass a one-year budget and then regroup next year, said Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

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With many businesses around Georgetown effected by the mandated closings, Lori Saunders with Georgetown/Scott County Tourism says the community will get through this. 

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Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) is working behind the scenes to use its idled plants to assist in fabricating face shields, while collaborating with medical device companies to speed the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other vital equipment for hospitals during the COVID-…

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One victim of the coronavirus is Georgetown’s budget and the city’s plans to increase taxes and raise salaries for its first responders.

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Thanks to the birth of a high school sports rivalry, the christening of facilities and the rising of new stars, everybody was certain to remember the inaugural year of the “Birds Nest” era, anyhow.

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Scott County Schools will continue to provide meals to students next week but will adjust the delivery plan to accommodate Spring Break.

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Below is a list of local restaurants that are still open and how you may order food from their location. Per the Chief of Police, downtown parking spaces may be reserved as necessary for carry-out only orders for local restaurants.

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FRANKFORT — The 16 statewide colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will have only online/remote classes through the end of the semester, and postponed spring commencement, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgetown College President William Jones has posted a video asking everyone to shine a light tonight (Thursday, March 26) at 8:29 p.m.“I have a favor to ask of all of you watching,” Jones said into the camera. “It feels like an understatement to say these are unprecedented and brazen times…

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Citing the increasing social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the “significant decline” in vehicle demand, TMMK and all Toyota North America plants will extend its production shutdown, said Rick Hesterberg, corporate communications manager with Toyota Motor North America.

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One of Scott County’s legislators has filed a bill to restrict Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to issue executive orders during the coronavirus crisis, and to allow businesses damaged by the shutdown to sue for relief.

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Misinformation is being shared on social media about the coronavirus causing unnecessary fear, said local leaders.

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The Scott County Fiscal Court will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26. 

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says major farm credit firms have told him they are united to help the state’s farmers get through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Education notified all Kentucky public school superintendents Tuesday that K-PREP testing for the 2019-2020 school year has been canceled.

When we as a nation are meant to be staying at home, people are taking to social media to stay connected with one another.

In the spirit of spreading positivity and providing fun things for families to do together in a time of isolation and social distancing, Amanda Stiltner and Autumn Boggs of Meraki & Moon started the Imagine Art Yard Tour, a tour of area homes that have decorated their yards with Christma…

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LEXINGTON — Finding reliable, accurate information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is becoming more convoluted each day, especially when it comes to social media. With an overwhelming amount of information, it can be difficult to decipher fact versus fiction. Craig Martin, a professor a…

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If you’re struggling to cope with a March without high school or college basketball, consider retired Scott County High School boys’ hoop coach Billy Hicks a role model.

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Editors note: Below is a list complied of altered services our community has put together during this time. This list is subject to change as new information comes in.