Information from Louisville, Kentucky, and Indiana for Could 7, 2021
Here are some top stories for Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Good Morning! Friday is here and the weekend is just around the corner.
Before you start your day, check out some of these top stories in our community.
Further COVID-19 restrictions are loosening
Starting May 28, more people will be able to attend both indoor and outdoor events in Kentucky. Governor Andy Beshear said he will relax COVID-19 restrictions to expand capacity for all events.
Events with fewer than 1,000 people will be expanded to 75% capacity. For events with more than 1,000 people, 60% of the capacity of the venue may participate.
Just over half of Kentuckians eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine have received at least their first dose. On Thursday, Governor Beshear confirmed 655 new cases of COVID-19 and six more deaths related to the virus.
Mobile clinics bring the vaccine to you
If you are unable to visit a vaccination clinic or doctor’s office to get your COVID-19 vaccine, some health care providers are ready to come to you. Pop-up mobile vaccine clinics are appearing across Kentucky to make the vaccine more accessible.
On Thursday, UofL Health set up a mobile clinic in the Bluegrass outlet shops in Simpsonville. While some people knew about the clinic in advance, others decided to get their vaccine on the spot as it was so convenient.
UofL Health encourages anyone interested in a vaccine to check their website for the latest information on vaccination clinics and future mobile websites.
Family cannot host Mother’s Day due to crane damage
It’s been more than a month since a crane fell through the roof of Latandra Huffman’s house in the Chickasaw neighborhood – but repairs haven’t started yet. On Thursday morning, the insulation fell from the hole that had been there since April 7th in Huffman’s living room.
Huffman’s daughter, Shericka Simpson, said she tried to contact the insurance company to find out why it is taking so long to fix her mother’s house, but she has not yet received a firm response. The company also did not respond to WHAS ‘request for comment.
“We’re not asking them to go beyond that,” Simpson said. “We just want your house to go back to normal.”
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