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As preschoolers strolled into The Foundry Christian Community Center on Thursday wearing brightly colored backpacks and cloth face masks, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., surveyed the scene and welcomed students to school, afterward speaking to reporters about the prospects of another federal sti…

Last spring, when the coronavirus pandemic prompted governors across the country to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving millions in quarantine and searching for productive ways to spend their time, language learning apps like Duolingo reported all-time highs in use.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Infected and contagious, President Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospitalization and killed more than 209,000 Americans.

Six days into his tenure as Kentucky’s education commissioner, Jason Glass looked ahead to a grim reality Tuesday: As more districts reopen for in-person classes beginning next week, he said, “We’re also going to see more outbreaks and cases in schools.”

After Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration announced what it called new reporting requirements Monday for COVID-19 cases linked to schools – including a mandate that parents immediately report positive results for their children – local superintendents said that’s already happening in their di…

The Center for Accessible Living has received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which mandated $85 million be given to independent living agencies across the country as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting next spring, Western Kentucky University will no longer require standardized test scores on exams, such as the ACT or SAT, for most admissions applicants, making WKU one of the first public universities in the state to go test-optional.

A day after reopening for in-person classes, the Bowling Green Independent School District has at least one active student case of COVID-19 and another 18 students who are undergoing quarantines based on family contacts, the district said Tuesday.

For every parent, that first day of kindergarten is tinged with both sadness and pride, but for Michelle Greer – who sent her daughter to school with both a backpack and a surgical mask – it was a day she could have never anticipated.

No plays or concerts are scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Bowling Green’s Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center could be a popular destination come October.

GLASGOW – Barren County and Glasgow are getting about $1.5 million in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19, according to a news release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

Despite fresh calls Monday from Gov. Andy Beshear to delay reopening schools until at least Sept. 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Warren County Public Schools will hold in-person classes starting Aug. 24 – albeit on an alternating schedule allowing students to attend two days a week.

Like a speed skater heading for the finish line, the SoKY Ice Rink was building momentum heading into the fifth season for the seasonal rink at the SoKY Marketplace Pavilion on Center Street in downtown Bowling Green.

One day after Gov. Andy Beshear recommended schools delay reopening until Sept. 28 and start virtually, Kentucky superintendents grilled state officials Tuesday with questions about what it might mean if they forego that guidance.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to adjust their operations to the new normal. Among the thousands of businesses affected by the pandemic are yoga, martial arts and gymnastics studios in Bowling Green.