Beshear noted that Kentucky’s death toll from the pandemic has surpassed the population of many towns across the Bluegrass State. Kentucky recently surpassed the grim milestone of 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths.
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Health care workers recounted the daily struggles of fighting the pandemic and their personal moments with patients. The nearly hour long service was at the state Capitol in Frankfort on Sunday.
Beshear also announced that Kentucky-native Amanda Matthews has been commissioned to create a COVID-19 Memorial that will be placed on the statehouse grounds.