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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

The gap between the Trump campaign’s boosterism and the reality of a nation under siege from a deadly contagion can be jarring.

By SHANE GOLDMACHER

On Sunday, hours before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against any gatherings of 50 people or more, a measure designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump signed an email to his millions of supporters.

By JOHN STAMPER

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered all non-essential retailers in Kentucky to close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Retail businesses that are deemed non-essential by the order may still provide local delivery and curbside service of online or telephone orders.

Read more here.

From the Lexington Herald Leader: Mister Rogers? Superman? Kermit? Memes are an ode to Andy Beshear in coronavirus fight.

By KARLA WARD

Kentuckians are showing some love to Gov. Andy Beshear by flooding social media with memes comparing him to the likes of Superman, Mister Rogers and Kermit the Frog.

Many of the memes lightheartedly point to Beshear and his afternoon news conferences as a comforting force in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

By ALFRED MILLER and PHILLIP M. BAILEY

Weeks before U.S. stocks began to plunge in the face of a global coronavirus pandemic, Rep. James Comer placed two trades that numerous other investors would later seek to mimic.

The 1st District Republican, who ran for governor in 2015, dumped his shares of Bank of America and bought shares of Slack, an instant messaging service popular with millennials and tech startups.

By TOM CONWAY

USW International President

As you all know, healthcare workers and first responders across the United States and Canada are combating this pandemic at the frontline. There’s a way we can help right now.

EDITOR'S NOTE: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) ripped the latest Senate proposal from Republican leaders to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it “an utter disgrace.” The bill gives free money to corporations, ignores the health crisis, and does nothing to keep people working or help the unemployed.