My mother, who is buried in a Jewish cemetery in Greensboro, North Carolina was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1927,
On Wednesday of next week, I plan to breakfast in Louisville, search the newspaper morgue of the Louisville Currier Journal to search for my mother’s birth announcement, obtain a Covid virus test, and in the late afternoon interview Kentucky’s new dynamic governor at four in the afternoon.
Louisville (US: /ˈluːəvəl/ (listen) LOO-ə-vəl, /ˈluːivɪl/ (listen) LOO-ee-vil, /ˈlʊvəl/ (listen) LUUV-əl, UK: /ˈluːivɪl/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.[d] It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state’s second-largest city.[e] Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border.
Named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. With nearby Falls of the Ohio as the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site. It was the founding city of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which grew into a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system across 13 states.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear tried to veto a proposed bill requiring voters to present photo ID at their polling location. Democrat opponents to the bill pointed to the absence of voter impersonation cases in Kentucky. They felt the requirement for voter ID would reduce turnout among the poor, minorities, the elderly and disabled. Sound familiar?
Kentucky’s GOP legislature overrides governor’s veto on voter ID requirements
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COVID-19 news roundup: As state’s jobless ranks grow, Beshear warns of tough answers ahead
Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier JournalPublished 12:37 p.m. ET April 30, 2020 | Updated 8:18 p.m. ET April 30, 2020
Places of worship will be able to hold in-person services and retail shops will be able to welcome customers in May, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday.
Beshear laid out his first phase of a plan for re-opening several portions of Kentucky’s economy on Wednesday. In order to re-open, various businesses must follow public health guidelines set forth by industries and the state in its “Healthy at Work” initiative. These rules include enforcing social distancing, closing common areas and making masks universal for employees, among others.
Under phase one of the plan, manufacturing companies can re-open their doors on May 11, and horse racing can occur without fans. On May 20, places of worship can hold in-person services, and retail shops can welcome back customers. And on May 25, 10-person or less social gatherings can occur, and barbershops can re-open doors.
Here’s what will and will not reopen in May in Kentucky, according to Gov. Andy Beshear
Ben Tobin, Louisville Courier JournalPublished 5:40 p.m. ET April 29, 2020 | Updated 8:17 a.m. ET April 30, 2020