Gov. Beshear: While COVID-19 Remains a Threat, We Are No Longer In Crisis
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Governor thanks Kentuckians for saving lives as mask mandate, capacity restrictions are lifted
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2021) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear marked his final regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefing by thanking Kentuckians for their hard work and sacrifices that saved countless lives in the commonwealth.
The Governor also lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings and ended capacity limits for restaurants, bars and other pubic venues. The mask mandate for vaccinated Kentuckians has been lifted since May 13. A new executive order keeps the mask requirement in place only in certain high-risk settings identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: public transit, long-term care facilities and health care facilities.
Masks are recommended for people in correctional facilities or homeless shelters and people who are immune-compromised, are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
“Today, we are lifting the final restrictions put in place to keep our people safe during this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic,” said Gov. Beshear. “COVID-19 remains deadly. Our war against it is not yet won. But after more than 15 months of struggle and sacrifice, we can also say this: While COVID-19 remains a threat, we are no longer in crisis.”
The Governor said he was able to make these changes safely because more Kentuckians continue to receive one of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. Everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for their shot of hope. As of today, 2,106,464 people in the commonwealth have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said the proof of vaccines’ effectiveness is in the data: The state’s weekly number of COVID-19 cases has declined 93% since January 2021; the state’s number of deaths occurring each week has declined 95% since January 2021; and the state’s number of patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 has declined 83% since January.
“We would not be here today were it not for the collective effort of so many Kentuckians,” said Dr. Stack. “While I wish it weren’t for this reason, it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to come into Kentuckians’ lives and to serve with the team at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), as well as with local health departments across the state. Thank you, Team Kentucky, and here’s to a better summer ahead.”
The Governor said he would not yet end the commonwealth’s state of emergency because major programs, grants and executive orders that continue to help Kentuckians impacted by COVID-19 would be at risk if it weren’t still in place, including a $96 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for vaccine distribution and administration.
Kentuckians 18 and older who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 can sign up for three chances to win $1 million dollars. Those 12 to 17 years old can sign up for 15 chances to win a full scholarship to any Kentucky public college, university, technical or trade school. Winners will be announced Friday, July 2; Friday, July 30; and Friday, Aug. 27. To enter the drawings and for more information, visit ShotAtAMillion.ky.gov.
A special session of the Russellville City Council meeting was broadcast live on YouTube on June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Click the button below to view the recorded video.
The City of Russellville Water Department can no longer accept change in excess of $5.00 for payment. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your understanding.
The regular session of the Russellville City Council meeting was broadcast live on YouTube on June 8, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Click the button below to view the recorded video.
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The City of Russellville, KY has an immediate opening for an Administrative Clerk (Floater) at City Hall. Duties for this position will include backup responsibility for the receptionist, the utility accounts receivable duties, the tax receivable duties, purchase order and accounts payable duties. Will also assist other employees assigned to the offices as needed.
This is a full time, entry level position. Benefits include: health, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, Kentucky retirement, paid vacation and sick time. Application and job description can be picked up at City Hall, 168 South Main Street. Applications may also be found here.
The City of Russellville, KY is seeking a Sewer Maintenance Trainee.
This is an entry level position, reporting directly to the supervisor of the I&I Department.
This position will require learning and performing the following duties:
- Checks collection system for Inflow and Infiltration.
- Learning manhole, air release valves and sewer line locations throughout the city.
- Performs minor repair, major repair, and new construction to collection system.
- Routine and non-routine maintenance on submersible and suction lift pump stations.
- Assist with customer relations.
- Operate equipment such as jetter wagon, vac-wagon, backhoe and video equipment.
- Must be able to respond to calls in an emergency situation at all hours.
- On call on a rotation with a pager. Assists other departments and employees as required.
Experience is a plus.
Must pass a medical examination, drug screening, background check and hold a valid driver’s license.
Applications may be printed here or picked up at the Mayor’s office
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