State Supreme Court Upholds Beshear’s Executive Orders

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Supreme Court has upheld the governor’s authority to issue coronavirus-related orders putting restrictions on businesses and individuals to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The case revolved around the governor’s emergency powers. The Supreme Court ruled Beshear’s orders are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, saying the pandemic is “precisely” the type of emergency requiring a response by the governor under state law.