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Governor Andy Beshear issues mask mandate for Kentucky

Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians must wear a mask or facial covering in indoor and outdoor public spaces across the state. Governor Andy Beshear announced the news this afternoon at his press briefing in Frankfort.

“Today, I signed an executive order that is, starting tomorrow at 5 p.m. I’m going to mandate that Kentuckians in public in certain situations must wear a facial covering or a mask. What this means is that all customers in all retail facilities must wear a mask. In grocery stores, must wear a mask. In most forward-facing businesses, must wear a mask. If you are indoors and you can’t get six feet from individuals on anything that’s not covered, you must wear a mask. Outside, if you cannot be six feet away from another individual, you must wear a mask.”

There are certain exceptions:

  • Those who have a health condition
  • Children under the age of five
  • If you’re alone in a single room
  • If you’re with your household in your house
  • If you’re outdoors exercising and six feet away from others

For now, the mandate will last for one month (30 days) and be enforced by local health departments.

“If someone won’t wear a mask in your place of business, they cannot be served. It’s that’s simple. When you go into a restaurant or bar, if you’re waiting outside in line, you have to wear a mask and inside until you’re ready to eat, you’re wearing one too,” Beshear said. “It’s no longer voluntary, it’s mandatory and I’m willing to take whatever criticism comes with that.”

Governor Beshear hopes the mandate will help keep business that have reopened open as cases continue to rise in the state and across the country.

“If we do this and if we really do this, and not just when we think other people are watching, I believe we can keep restaurants open at 50%. I believe we can keep retail open. I believe we can keep the things that we opened up open and if we do it, I think we’ve got a shot at sports that other states are worried about right now. But it’s on us. It’s on us.”

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

161 Comments for Governor Andy Beshear issues mask mandate for Kentucky



  1. friendsofcoal
    4:54 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    You won’t catch me wearing one! Good luck is all I can say.



    • 4everUKBlue
      4:57 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Nope not gonna do it. Requiring face masks three months into a pandemic is like requiring condoms at a baby shower.



    • UKFaninCO
      8:27 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Lol



    • Bluenblood
      5:35 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Good luck to this sht is everywhere



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:41 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you believe that I feel sorry for you.



    • katsrock
      7:19 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      This governor is drunk with power.
      Hey Kentuckians! When you elect communists..er… democrats….you get what you get.



    • damage_control
      10:32 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I already caught you yesterday liar!!



    • KaliforniaKat
      1:04 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Says the guy who believes in extracting coal… you freaking rednecks are ridiculous… so what you’re saying is that you don’t care about anyone but yourselves… I’ve never been so ashamed to be a Kentuckian…



    • mcp157
      8:50 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Number one a governor is not a dictator. This is an authoritarian decision, period. Those who are sick and/or elderly wear a mask when out amongst the masses. The rest of us need to touch and breath on each other to achieve herd immunity. Andy, like many politicians left or right, are owned by big corporations like pharmaceutical companies that make money on vaccines. The last thing Big Pharma/Dr. Fauci wants is us to get over this the way humans do. The way we got to a point where the world was overpopulated and we were wondering how to feed the masses. Andy is drunk with power and I hope the state’s attorney general, Cameron, boots his rear in court.



  2. BLUEKAT
    4:55 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    This really is a no-brainer..just wear a feak’n mask!!!



    • BLUEKAT
      4:57 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      sorry,freak’n?



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:15 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      A no brainer?? So I should just do whatever a politician says without question? Not gonna happen.



  3. CATandMONKEY
    4:56 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Zero science behind this dictate.



    • Bluenblood
      5:36 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Go for it and take your chances. Best to you



    • Corder
      5:56 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Been doing it, still nothing. I work I go out I do everything I always have before all of this. It’s called living life. Try it some time, it’s great.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:42 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      C&M is correct.



    • DocGray
      10:55 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Hey, I love that we are all cats fans here; however there is lots of science behind the recommendation to wear masks. I am a physician dealing with COVID-19 on a daily basis. I’ve posted below a link to a meta-analysis in one of the most strictly peer-reviewed medical journals, the Lancet, demonstrating the efficacy of wearing a mask. It shows that wearing a mask reduces transmission by 85% (that is what an odds ratio OR of 0.85 means in the study). A meta-analysis is a study that collects the evidence from all other studies and summarizes the data. A meta-analysis is only available when there are multiple studies to include in that analysis. So there are many studies of evidence out there about wearing facemasks. Peer reviewed means the study had to pass a board of scientist experts for quality of the research and lack of bias and conflicts of interest.
      https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext
      The evidence is also clear some people carry the virus but do not develop symptoms. It is also clear from the evidence that those who do develop symptoms, the 48 hours prior to onset of symptoms is one of the most infectious periods. The virus is spewed into the air simply through talking, breathing, laughing, or cheering on our cats by Asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals (presuming sick folks are smart enough to stay isolated at home, or the ICU).
      The more we wear masks today, the greater chance we will get to see our cats kick off this fall and, more importantly, the less people will die. That’s the science and that’s the bottom line. We are at war, and like our grandparents, the greatest generation who made incredible sacrifices, all we have to do collectively is make one or two simple sacrifices that pale in comparison to the sacrifices many have made for the collective good of our nation: wear a face mask in public and socially distance. It’s a small individual personal sacrifice for the public health and it can be the difference that prevents the death of another mother, brother, grandpa, or fellow cat fan. C A T S Cats, Cats, Cats!!!
      Happy to share real life stories of transmission as well as the scientific studies, but this is far too long of a post. Stay healthy!



    • Hereforbeer
      8:33 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Great post



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:01 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe you can explain to me why germ theory is still just a theory Doc…



    • DocGray
      11:52 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Very funny, but given the nature of this thread I’m not sure if you are joking so here goes. The theory that the earth is round is also a theory, much like the term “germ theory”is a theory that some microbes cause human disease. We have plenty of scientific evidence based on the laws of physics as well as other visual observations that supports the earth is round and likewise we have plenty of evidence that germs cause disease. We have little scientific evidence that the earth is flat beyond the obvious visual evidence we notice with our own eyes from standing level. The term ” germ theory” is still more commonly used than the term “round earth theory” today because each and every time we encounter a disease and we speculate that disease is caused by a germ scientists have to proceed through the “germ theory” exercise of rigorous scientific study to prove or fail to prove the theoretical hypothesis that germ x causes disease y. Two specific scientific methods for doing this are the Bradford Hill criteria and Koch’s postulates.



    • MississippiBlue
      7:29 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      It’s so embarrassing to look around and see our country struggle to control a disease, because we’re too stupid to wear a freaking mask. Too stupid to test our selves, and too stupid to properly Social distance. We’re supposed to be the greatest country on earth, but we’re willfully refusing to take measures against catching and spreading a disease that will take the lives of our elder generations. I just don’t get it. We all watched COVID-19 take Karl Anthony Towns moms life. We saw his pain. Why was that not enough?



    • KaliforniaKat
      1:06 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not even about you getting sick… it’s about who you transmit it too… selfish freakin’ pricks!



    • mcp157
      9:38 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      DocGray, just because you are seeing a bunch of sick people does not mean we give our rights up to a dictator. CDC death rate for the country on 7/5/20 was 0.26%. Sick people mean the herd is being exposed and will, per the death rate quoted, will get better. Most people are not getting sick or seeing a doctor. Be a good doctor, make personal decisions for yourself and quit trying to be an authoritarian. This is supposed to be the land of the free, not China, Russia or some other Marxist/socialist state.



  4. dcarlinf1
    4:57 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Unenforceable other than when going in to a retail business. I won’t be wearing one outdoors.



  5. kjd
    4:58 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    The boy who would be king makes his latest royal decree.
    A cloth mask in best case scenario is 17% effective.
    Hey, how about the warm, moist spot on your cloth mask? Probably a lot like a Petri dish for the coronavirus.
    Oh, please be cautious everyone.
    Better yet, just stay home!!!



    • mcp157
      8:55 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      The maskers think its better for us to get overdosed by CO2, decrease our O2 intake and get generally unhealthier. Maybe then our immune system will decrease and we will all be more suspect to the virus and need the vaccine. Death rate in the country still plummeting, despite more positive cases. Herd immunity is happening but the deep state will not set idle and let that happen. Bill Gates and Dr. Fauci are smiling all the way to the bank.



  6. friendsofcoal
    4:58 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I’m so glad that he told me that I didn’t have to wear one at home! Lol



  7. Hereforbeer
    4:59 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Poor Ryan LoL



  8. VilleCat11
    4:59 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Can you imagine what this site would say if this was Bevin mandating this…



    • friendsofcoal
      5:01 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      OMG…it would crash!! LMAO



    • dcarlinf1
      5:03 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:09 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Just to be clear, I don’t care who is governor or which party he is affiliated with, I will not be forced to wear a mask.



    • Papaw
      8:20 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Do you wear a seatbelt in your car? Do you drive as fast as you want regardless of the speed limit even when there’s a cop behind you? Do you drive drunk because no one tells you what you can and can’t do?



    • CahillsCrossingNT
      6:46 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly VilleCat11. Most people base whether they like a mandate or not on whether or not it’s a politician from his favorite political party. This site would call Bevin or any other Republican a tyrant for issuing this same directive.



    • Bluehender
      10:21 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      And I guess all the cry babies on here would be OK if Bevin had issued it, right Cahill?



    • mcp157
      9:01 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      I just wish Bevin would have been more polite. Then the door would not have been open for such a politician who’s is so far left of where most Kentuckians are. I cannot wait till the next gubernatorial race. I would love to see a strong candidate, possibly Cameron, run against him and push that socialist/Marxist out of office.



  9. 4everUKBlue
    5:00 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Did you know the control experiments necessary to prove or disprove the existence of covid-19 have never been performed? 6 months later why are they still avoiding performing them?



    • damage_control
      10:36 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I know! They made up all the dead people and all the people dying and can’t breath in ICU! It’s all just a random occurrence! People can’t breath all the time! It’s just allergies! There ain’t so such thing as Covid! I tried to prove it by rubbing my ear on someone who the LAMESTREAM media told me had it and I WAS JUST FINE!! Hoax!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Oddly enough you nailed it.



  10. friendsofcoal
    5:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    The Dandy Andy will be sued any minute now.



    • Eli Gilbert
      5:54 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Right when I get arrested for not wearing my mask outside. Lolol



    • damage_control
      10:37 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I sued him for taking errrr jeerrbbss!



  11. BlueBanker18
    5:04 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    There’s a temporary restraining order on Beshear issuing executive orders, so I don’t think this can really be enforced yet, but most will comply without digging deeper so of course he won’t mention that.



  12. 4everUKBlue
    5:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Here is the Commonwealth of KY Constitution. I can’t find where it says he has the jurisdiction to take such action.
    https://legislature.ky.gov/LRC/Publications/Informational%20Bulletins/IB59.pdf



    • damage_control
      10:38 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I found in there where WE had the right to suck COVID right out of the ventilators of our dying grandmas!!! Hell yes! FEEEDOM BRO!



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:03 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Well I guess if you have no intelligent thoughts that’s another way to go Bro.



  13. Double 00 Tony Delk
    5:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Thank you Governor.



  14. Not Dan Issel
    5:10 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Little Andy can go straight to Hades. No way that I am wearing a mask, and the State Police can come and try and arrest me if they want to. But this is ridiculous. He is a governor, not a dictator. Folks, this is the way life will be now on if the democrats sweep in November. Heaven help us all.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:13 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      This is how it starts, slowly taking away or liberties one at a time. It’s the frog in boiling water syndrome.



    • Bluenblood
      5:38 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      The ignorance is everywhere. Go for it you will risk yourself and family



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:41 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You certainly proved your point with you comment.



    • timbo
      5:47 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      KSP have nothing to do with it. He’s trying to use the Health Department to threaten to shut down businesses that don’t force you to wear a mask. Fines for businesses, etc. He’s intentionally vague to keep the implication that the onus is on you. Likewise, the restraining order will likely fall because he does have the power over the health dept.



    • damage_control
      10:52 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly! It says it right in the bills of constitution! “You have the right to liberty, guns, Jesus and not to wear masks”! It’s right there in black and white! Mostly white tho



  15. bigblue98
    5:11 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t wear a mask if you don’t want to. Don’t bitch when there are no sports. You have a right not to wear a mask – they have the same right not to play.



    • BLUEKAT
      5:31 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      These responses are unbelievable. You all do know that you’re wearing a mask to protect others, and yes there is proof that the mask does significantly reduce the amount of droplets and how far they travel. The mask does very little to protect you unless it is a N95. So you can refuse to wear a mask but be prepared to be turned away from most public places. You better get to the grocery store, and dont forget to stock up on toilet paper.?



    • timbo
      5:43 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Well wear your mask and stop “forcing your beliefs” on everyone else? Amiright? No need to try to “force” people to do anything by use of a government arm. That’s all this is about. Don’t matter what the topic is. Glad you feel how you feel about a mask (by the way Epidemiologist Andy said in the presser that “science says” it reduces your likelihood of catching by 65%. Exact word were “so it protects you too”. So who’s wrong, you or epidemiologist Andy?).



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:40 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Lol. Really?



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:45 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you Timbo



  16. JoeMoney333
    5:14 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Good luck



  17. AirForceOne
    5:27 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    All one has to say is that they have a medical and/or psychological condition that prevents them from wearing one…that’s all they would have to say. No law enforcement agency or business could ask for proof as one’s PHI is protected by HIPPA. They have a similar order where I live, but the Sheriff said clearly that they aren’t going to enforce it. Many business owners are saying the same thing…..they can’t afford to turn customers away.



    • Bluebird
      6:51 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Hahahahaha We got a lawyer over here folks. Degree straight from Mommy Blog University



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:28 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Look up Operation Bluebird, I’m guessing that’s why that username was chosen for you.



    • Bluebird
      9:20 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I mean, it makes exactly as much sense as everything else you say.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:05 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah I know it’s all way over your head.



  18. VilleCat11
    5:30 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Is Andy going to buy me a mask?



  19. csnailnrun
    5:31 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Suck it andy.



  20. timbo
    5:34 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t pretend “it’s for the businesses”; him or you. Businesses have the power to refuse service any time for any reason. No need for a potentate mandate.



    • Corder
      6:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Unless you’re a cake shop and refuse to make a gay wedding cake. Then you don’t have any rights.



  21. 4everUKBlue
    5:35 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    If this virus is so dangerous where are all the BIOHAZARD disposal bins for masks and gloves?



    • RealCatsFan
      5:50 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      The object is to keep it from getting aerisolized and spread through the air as easily. wash it out in the sink when you get home.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:58 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      And you really believe that RCF?



    • damage_control
      10:45 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Man 4everUK- your pointing out every hoax cuck beta snowflake witch hunt lamestream Liberal media anti-American freedom hating falsehood after another!! Killing it bro! You got that super secret info that only us smart uns know bout.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Feel free to debunk any of it if you can put down the crack pipe long enough Damage.



    • KaliforniaKat
      1:15 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Like I’ve said before.., 4ever is by far the dumbest smart person on this site…. hands down



  22. Realme
    5:36 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I thought that was already a thing, since like May 11th. Is he just saying, “okay, but we mean it this time”?



  23. KentuckyBoy
    5:36 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Or what?



  24. bigblue98
    5:43 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    This sucks and they’re going to take away our rights and plant a chip in us. What’s next – are they going to mandate that we have to wear a seatbelt? They can’t do that!!!



  25. 4everUKBlue
    5:43 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    More that 1,300 CEO’s from prominent companies have stepped down over the past year, setting record breaking numbers. They include CEO’s from Disney, Lockheed Martin, McDonald’s, Nike, etc. What do they know, that we don’t? Remember the top CEO’s all have insider information.



    • damage_control
      10:46 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Did you hear about the other 1300 besides the 1300 what u already told about tho?



  26. Mr.Incognito
    5:45 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Be pro-life, wearing a mask protects people from getting sick and dying.

    Love that you tough guys are just such giant pansies when it comes to wearing a mask to protect the communities you live in. It is a temporary and small sacrifice that I’m able to get my 2 year old to do in public.

    But by gawd no one is going to tell you all what to do. I guess you guys just have the right to spread coronavirus to as many people as possible.

    Just keep listening to your moronic right wing science denying corporate overlord’s propaganda machines as they and the idiocracy you all help elect continues to diminish our great country. It’s going great so far isn’t it? You pitiable childish puppets.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:46 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly.



    • danielscott52
      6:03 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You need to get a girlfriend and stay off YouTube.



    • 4everUKBlue
      5:50 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I bet you’ll be the first in line for the vaccine? Do your 2 year old a favor and educate yourself.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHdzBnblack&feature=emb_logo



    • RealCatsFan
      5:59 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, let’s just do away with all vaccines, since it’s part of the gub’ment’s evil plot. I’m all for a resurgence of polio, measles and smallpox. Bring it on – what a party!



    • Ukcatlee
      6:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Ou dir are an idiot



    • Theymademesignup
      6:26 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You are the one wearing a mask because your daddy told you to, and we are the puppets?



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:51 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah If I were you I wouldn’t believe anything in that video just because it was on youtube. Did you know a woman built a house from the foundation to finish using only youtube as a learning tool? Don’t watch the video, the truth is too scary. RCF, I’ve only had the flu one time and that was 15 or more yrs ago the only time I took the flu shot. I haven’t taken one before or since and that’s the only time I’ve had the flu nor have I ever had any other disease there is a vaccine for, but you want to put those toxic ingredients into your body, you go right ahead. You really should do some independent research first.



    • danielscott52
      10:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Independent research isn’t sitting around watching YouTube all day sorry .



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:07 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You’re right it isn’t but sometimes I have to include links from other sources that happen to be share on youtube. What kind of research do you do besides the TV and newspaper?



    • KaliforniaKat
      8:50 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      I built a model log cabin out of glue and popsicle sticks using common sense…



    • mcp157
      9:23 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      No RealCatsFan, just because we won’t get a vaccine for this does not mean real reasons, small pox polio, some childhood maladies, etc., etc., does not mean your a totally against vaccines. It means we do not get led like lemmings by Dr. Fauci, who in the 1980s claimed that unless the masses were vaccinated for AIDS, thousands of heterosexuals would die. Our bodies are the one thing we truly own. If you want a vaccine get one, but it is our right to not get vaccinated if we choose. We do not need a nanny/socialist state to decide for us. Just remember back is 1976 they rushed a vaccine for the swine flu and there were many problems caused medically to include Guillain-Barre syndrome. It is about freedom and if you are so sure that a vaccine is needed get one, you will be safe, but it is not the government or your right to force anyone else to, and if we are wrong then we suffer the consequences. I do not need an overreaching government to be my Nanny!



  27. RealCatsFan
    5:47 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Might as well just close the comments down right now. Total shit storm.



  28. madarchitect
    5:53 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Is there a word for someone that repeatedly posts on the same article? Seriously, get over yourself.



  29. dhard
    5:54 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Did anybody bother to ask little Andy how anyone is going to eat in restaurants with their mask on?



    • RealCatsFan
      5:56 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Pull it down while you feed your piehole. 😀



    • ClutchCargo
      6:47 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you hold your mouth just right you could still drink through a cloth mask. But if you’re not careful it could be like water boarding. 🙂



  30. mikeyUKfan
    6:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Wear the mask if you want, I could care less. BUT to make us wear one ? It’s unconstitutional !
    If you want to know how wearing a mask effects you watch this…
    https://twitter.com/CanAditude/status/1280126639754575875?s=20&fbclid=IwAR0j6M-A1rJS0Gkhr0GTHYvX1TkFw4uB0g17r_tp0dQwPwuw06BUPXrUlrw



  31. runningunnin.454
    6:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Hey, Dudes and Dudettes, I came here to tell you that you’d better disable the comments on this one…
    Oops, TOO LATE; ha ha ha hardy har.



  32. hal9944
    6:03 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink


    • tncatrn
      6:13 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      So this liberal moron wants to force a mask on everyone for the sake of saving lives but supports abortion….liberal logic at its finest folks



  33. Han
    6:10 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Armchair doctors all over the place here.

    Your selfish stupidity costs other people their lives and has kept this country from the prosperity other nations are returning to.

    Wear a mask.



    • tncatrn
      6:16 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      or…dont wear a mask and stay at home out of the bars and malls and theaters and any other crowded places. People have no sense. But this is strong arming against the rights of free people



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:53 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you believe all this nonsense then by all means wear a mask and bow to your dictator, just don’t expect me to do something because YOU believe in it and you can call me whatever you like. I forgive your ignorance.



  34. bigblue98
    6:26 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Kentucky – 45th in education and proud of it.



  35. Mc12
    6:26 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    So protesters and rioters will be 6 feet apart now?



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:53 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      And the curfew didn’t apply to them.



    • damage_control
      10:47 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I’m gonna protest and riot the masks! I already painted “hell no we won’t go put on our mask cuz it ain’t freedom to wear a mask if u make me” on my driveway!



  36. KentuckyBoy
    6:27 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    #OneTermAndy



    • Not Dan Issel
      6:33 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Daniel Cameron, get ready. Enough is enough. Little Andy is clearly too little for his current job. Time for a change. How about a highly educated, articulate, and conservative African American for governor. Daniel Cameron it is.



  37. Jambluehue99
    6:28 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Masks for COVID today, the flu tomorrow, and who knows what else the next day, all in the name of “public health”. It is a slippery slope. If you accept the premise that it is the government’s responsibility to protect you from any possible negative outcome in life it is a short trip to tyranny. As Benjamin Franklin said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”. If you accept that the government can mandate you wear a mask, where do you draw the line? Today we heard that people should he refused service of necessities if they don’t wear a mask. Think about that. You get no food if you aren’t on on board with the government’s mandate. That’s a dangerous precedent.



    • mcp157
      9:25 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Can I get an amen!



  38. panicpat
    6:35 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I’m tired of liberals acting like only republicans don’t wear masks. I’m a lifelong democrat, and have never wore a mask. The democrats have gone off the rails. Which is why I’ll be voting for trump and McConnell. Quit acting like you control people.



  39. jjbalaan
    6:43 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    It’s pretty obvious that the issue with most people is not wearing a mask, but rather the mandate to do so. I’ll be wearing one but I certainly don’t like being told I have too. It’s a fine line and a tough time for everyone regardless of your beliefs. This political divisiveness is just too much anymore. The science is variable depending on who you cite. Many folks on here seem to think they are more informed than others and a person convinced against their will, remains unconvinced still. Lowest common denominator dictates just wear a mask around others inside out of respect. I get it’s an inconvenience and uncomfortable but I’ll be wearing one inside stores just for the sake of others. I get both sides but let’s just all respect one another. Seems like a novel idea. People get too impassioned about political figures who would p*ss on you if you were on fire. I don’t trust any of them and that’s my stance. Just respect each other. Peace.



    • 4everUKBlue
      7:57 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      The mandate has nothing to do with my reasons for not wearing the mask, I’m not wearing a mask for a BS pandemic and I have a hard time respecting people who wear a mask because the mainstream media told the who to think and believe because they’re too lazy to do their own research.



    • danielscott52
      11:45 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Hahaha you mean they didn’t spend their time watching youtube lol.



    • dcarlinf1
      8:51 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Could not agree more JJ. Very well said.



    • damage_control
      10:30 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      4everUK – you’re momma



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:10 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Damage you really added some deep thought out comments, I guess if you don’t have the mental capacity to post anything intelligent you feel the need to post mindless BS.



  40. pnic1
    6:44 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Angry rednecks unite! Listen to yourselves. You are not doing anything to help the perception that Kentucky is a bunch of hillbillys



    • Jambluehue99
      7:01 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Because having an independent thought is so redneck. I’d rather be a “redneck” than a lemming.



    • theweeze
      10:44 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Kentucky is by no means the only state fighting the mask ordinance! So your “hillbilly” remark is moot. There are a lot of studies on the masks people are wearing as well. Those N95 masks are good for the person unless you have the China Wu-Han virus then you are spreading it by breathing it out of your mask. Other mask’s are non-effective because they allow the particles to flow either in or out through the mask. So which mask is the KY Governor requiring its serfs to wear? What study does he have to show that that mask is effective against this China Wu-Han virus and is the KY Governor going to distribute one of those masks to each and every KY citizen in the state?



  41. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:47 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    4everUKBlue Your comment here is epic.



  42. Heavy C
    6:50 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/COVID19DailyReport.pdf

    Take a look at the cases by County. Nearly 90% of the cases are in 7 counties. All but just over 200 of the 600 deaths were in nursing homes. The vast majority of new cases are Asymptomatic and being detected because of Tracing. They wouldn’t even know they had it. And the CNN Dr. Drama segment just iced the cake. What a $hitt show.



    • UKFaninCO
      8:40 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      The truth shall set you free!



  43. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    6:56 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I can’t believe they didn’t shut down comments on this one. Lol



  44. Racerr11
    7:00 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I have witnessed everyone practicing the 6 ft social distancing, does that not work. No proof none of this works or there’s Any reason to do it. Smh



  45. lexfan
    7:01 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    It’s a shame people are going to kill their own family members because of ignorance, vanity, and just lack of common sense. I bet you non maskers still think you’re gonna get sports. Not without mask, you won’t.



  46. Racerr11
    7:02 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Moderation , what a joke



  47. Racerr11
    7:04 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Come on dude, kill there own family members. 98.6% survival rate. Your own ignorance



  48. Racerr11
    7:13 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    At least the Ohio governor only did it in the counties where numbers were higher and not in the whole state. This guy has assured that his political career will be over after his term is up. I feel sorry for him, he has no clue what he’s doing.



    • RealCatsFan
      7:22 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I think he fully realizes that this may cost him reelection and he has said as much. Which to me is better than a lot of other politicians who will do whatever it takes to get reelected. No need to name names…



  49. big cat
    7:18 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Ok, so we (KY) is 45th in education? Well, that speaks volumes about our educators! They are effing more stupid than I thought. The votes for this clown based on what….some sort of revenge!? Hope they like being in a classroom all day with a mask….ingest that carbon dioxide. …will make you (and our kids) rank 50th before November.



    • damage_control
      10:27 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I’m going to eat Taco Bell all day and fart in a mask and make you wear it. And you’ll like it punk!



    • bigblue98
      10:40 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Being 45th in education doesn’t speak about educators – it speaks about people not taking accountability for trying to improve themselves. That carbon dioxide will definitely kill you. Wonder how the doctors and nurses have been wearing them previously and it hasn’t killed them yet. You do realize this isn’t political – there are republican governors who are mandating the same thing. What about them – are they the devil too?



    • Arch Stanton
      8:30 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Damage_control The vaporized AIDS droplets that came out of your rectum would be much deadlier than any known Covid strain.



  50. 44stewart
    7:22 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    It’s my right to go out in public in the nude. How dare man tell me I can’t. I don’t care if others find it offensive or wrong. It’s my bygod American right.

    For all there talk, they are really the true snowflakes. Lmao.



    • 44stewart
      7:27 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Their lol. Tired



  51. big cat
    7:23 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I cannot imagine being on his staff….but if I were…..oh boy….he’d get a lesson on public speaking. Here’s the transcript from today: “Uh we uh are uhh going uhhh to uhhh enforce uhhh wearing uhh masks uhh in uhh public.”



  52. big cat
    7:27 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    You can’t legislate your way to being a good leader. Geez. This guy is a clown. Good ole Andy BeeFear…..bet you are a lame a$$ attorney in real life too.



  53. Jesus H. Chrysler
    8:36 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I’m beginning to think some of y’all mouth breathers are gonna sleep in masks too



    • dgtuk
      9:13 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You mean you dont??? Lol



  54. Racerr11
    8:58 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    One good thing , he is assuring himself that his political career is over after this term.



  55. Mc12
    9:08 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I put a condom on everyday before I head out to be safe too. You’re welcome.



  56. vidablue
    11:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    It could be worse folks, in Indiana this is what has been flashed on the screens during local news:
    “REPORTING MASK VIOLATORS”
    *DO NOT CAL 911
    *TAKE A PICTURE OF THE VIOLATOR
    *SEND TO STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
    *CALL THE HOTLINE
    “MASK UP HOOSIERS”



  57. DocGray
    11:07 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Hey, I love that we are all cats fans here; however there is lots of science behind the recommendation to wear masks. The fact that it is a mandate is irrelevant to what the science shows. am a physician dealing with COVID-19 on a daily basis. I’ve posted below a link to a meta-analysis in one of the most strictly peer-reviewed medical journals, the Lancet, demonstrating the efficacy of wearing a mask. It shows that wearing a mask reduces transmission by 85% (that is what an odds ratio OR of 0.85 means in the study). A meta-analysis is a study that collects the evidence from all other studies and summarizes the data. A meta-analysis is only available when there are multiple studies to include in that analysis. So there are many studies of evidence out there about wearing facemasks. Peer reviewed means the study had to pass a board of scientist experts for quality of the research and lack of bias and conflicts of interest.
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext
    The evidence is also clear some people carry the virus but do not develop symptoms. It is also clear from the evidence that those who do develop symptoms, the 48 hours prior to onset of symptoms is one of the most infectious periods. The virus is spewed into the air simply through talking, breathing, laughing, or cheering on our cats by asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals (presuming sick folks are smart enough to stay isolated at home or the ICU).
    The more we wear masks today, the greater chance we will get to see our cats kick off this fall and, more importantly, the less people will die. That’s the science and that’s the bottom line. We are at war, and like our grandparents, the greatest generation who made incredible sacrifices, all we have to do collectively is make one or two simple sacrifices that pale in comparison to the sacrifices many have made for the collective good of our nation: wear a face mask in public and socially distance. It’s a small individual personal sacrifice for the public health and it can be the difference that prevents the death of another mother, brother, grandpa, or fellow cat fan. C A T S Cats, Cats, Cats!!!
    Happy to share real life stories of transmission as well as the scientific studies, but this is far too long of a post. Stay healthy my fellow cat fans!



  58. DaaaaCats
    11:15 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t wear a mask to protect myself. I would be fine if I contracted the virus. I wear a mask so my elders are less likely to contract this terrible thing. It does awful things to the elderly. Would you feel guilty if you knew Meemaw suffered her last month on a ventilator without visitors because of your pride?

    Be good to your fellow Kentuckians. Wear a mask. United we stand. Divided we fall.



  59. friendsofcoal
    11:52 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    I know how to put a stop to this madness but everybody needs to act quick (limited supply I’m sure) because other states are starting to do the same thing.

    Everybody, get on Amazon and order a Trump 2020 mask like I just did! If we all run around wearing those they will instantly say, “stop wearing masks ASAP because they are making it worse!”



  60. Rick_S
    12:30 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    This clown is a 1 term Governor…The first nail in his coffin was sending state troopers to a church and handing out tickets



  61. DocGray
    12:42 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Math question: assume one person with covid-19 who is irresponsibly not isolating themself or wearing a face mask infects an average of 2.5 other people. Assume the death rate is 1%.(current evidence suggests it is in the 0.5-1% range). Assume a careful responsible person only infects an average of 0.10 other people. Problem to solve: how many people acting irresponsibly will it take to cause one additional death.
    41.6 irresponsible people!
    Remember, some of you reading this have the virus and are not symptomatic and don’t know you have it or don’t have symptoms yet. Do not take the chance that you are the one to cause another life to be lost. Please be smart and wear a mask and distance yourself in public. Do not make this a political issue because it is about life death and not politics, But if you feel the need to place political slogans on your mask be my guest. So far we have suffered seventy Sept 11’ths worth of deaths in this country due to this virus and the fact we are dying alone in hospitals rather than balls of flames does not make these deaths any less significant. How is it that something so comparatively minor as Sept 11 could galvanize the nation but something seventy times as significant is dividing the nation along political lines is disgusting and shameful. We must use our intelligence if we want outsmart this virus – politics will only divide us and the virus will win. The enemy is the virus, not our left or right leaning fellow cat fans. Please do what you can to figure out how you can prevent its spread.



  62. UKFaninCO
    8:41 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Can we hit 200?



  63. Tej
    9:19 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t know why the Governor relies on epidemiologists, doctors and other scientists in reaching his
    decisions when he could consult with the medical wizards on here and watch YouTube videos. Then, he would know Bill Gates, the UN, and probably Barack Obama is behind all this virus hoax.



  64. Heavy C
    9:56 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Do you realize that a grand total of 234 people NOT IN NURSING HOMES have died in KY from this…out of 4.5 Million?



  65. big cat
    11:17 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Believe what you want, but wearing a mask is NOT required…..it’s a choice. And, I don’t give a flip about TOTAL number of cases…..all that crap is fear mongering by the MSM and leftists. I’m not concerned about the virus. In fact, I’m less concerned about COVID than the flu. THE only stat they should be reporting are ACTIVE cases, not TOTAL cases. It’s flawed data to keep us locked up and scared. Well, I’m neither. I’m more concerned about the decision-making process that these so-called politicians (and yes, some medical experts) use on a daily basis. If we are concerned about SAVING LIVES, then why is our governor for abortions?



  66. Hereforbeer
    12:33 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    There are many states and cities shutting down bc so many ppl don’t care



  67. big cat
    2:52 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Yeah, but NONE of those state counted the uptick from the freaking anarchist protesters and rioters either, huh? This whole fiasco is total false manipulation of statistics. It’s very easy to do when you work backward from your end state or desired objective. This will be over as soon as the November election has concluded (I mean when Trump wins)!



  68. big cat
    2:58 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    It’s ironic that we are taking new measures….just as unemployment benefits will soon expire. Andy expects another federal bailout, but it won’t happen. I bet our economy would be full speed 100% if we ended welfare and said no more covid unemployment benefits.



  69. jaws2
    5:58 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    No, what’s ironic is that the cowards that run this site pulled down Tyler’s post about ‘Wojo’ telling a Senator to “F*ck Off” and then pull it down because she was getting hammered. Typical lefties. If it doesn’t fit their agenda or goes against them, just silence the resistance. Bunch of hypocrites.