COVID-19 Update: Legislative Overrides Beshear Vetoes; Governor Files Suit

UNDATED (02/02/21) — According to numbers from the local health department, there were 60 active COVID cases in Breckinridge County as of late Tuesday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have delivered final votes to limit the Democratic governor’s authority to order restrictions to combat COVID-19. The votes Tuesday set up a legal showdown over the extent of executive powers in the state. GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate voted to override vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. Beshear immediately filed a lawsuit to block the new measures. He says the legislature has “attempted to surrender” to COVID-19 and to accept the casualties.