Al Cross, Author at Middlesboro News

News

Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:07 am

News

State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:59 am

News

Daily new cases hit a two-month high

At current rate, it will be early Dec. before 70% of Kentuckians are immunized Kentucky reported 669 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the largest ... Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:15 am

News

Legislature aims at addressing emergency powers of governor

The legislature’s planned changes in the governor’s emergency powers will address “an institutional situation, not an individual situation” like Gov. Andy Beshear’s ongoing mandates during ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38 am

News

Beshear says people 75 and older have ‘compelling argument’ to get virus vaccine after nursing homes and health-care workers

Kentuckians 75 and older have a “very compelling argument” to be among those next in line to get vaccines for the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:18 am

advice

Beshear needs help with preventive pandemic messages

It’s rare for a high-ranking official to seek advice publicly, but that’s exactly what Gov. Andy Beshear did Wednesday at his daily coronavirus briefing, seemingly ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, December 11, 2020 7:36 am

Opinion

Amendment 2, on the ballot, has a hidden agenda, but it’s a good one

As our tumultuous, pandemic-extended election consumes the country, this space takes a breath to offer a closer look at something important on Kentucky’s ballot, and ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:35 am

Editorials

Grading political leaders through pandemic

As we approach a crucial election, it’s time to think about the sort of leaders we want and need at all levels of government – ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:28 am

News

Beshear considers recommending another delay of in-person schooling as positive test rate increases

More Kentuckians are testing positive for the novel coronavirus, and that could prompt Gov. Andy Beshear to recommend another delay in the start of in-person ... Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:23 pm

News

McGrath takes on Booker and Brohier in only scheduled Democratic U.S. Senate debate

Front-runner Amy McGrath debated her two most prominent challengers Monday night on KET in the only scheduled debate among Democrats who want to take on ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:13 am