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Kentucky Governor Threatens to Disperse Church Services (1)

April 9, 2020, 12:21 AMUpdated: April 9, 2020, 2:35 PM

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a church deacon, is threatening to disband Easter services at 17 churches where congregations plan to ignore social distancing orders.

“We’ll be taking additional steps, and those that want to openly claim that they’ll be doing those things and put people in harm’s way can be expecting to see us,” Beshear (D) said Wednesday during a news conference.

Beshear, a deacon in a congregation within the Disciples of Christ, said all 120 Kentucky county executives have agreed to break up gatherings of 10 or more people to thwart the spread of coronavirus.

The state has received...

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