Beshear to Allow Fall Sports in Kentucky
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday gave his blessing to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's plan to allow sports this fall.

Beshear said players, parents, coaches, referees, administrators and fans will have to bear the responsibility for following safety standards in light of rising numbers of COVID-19, and that he wouldn't hesitate to shut down fall sports if things take a turn for the worse.

"We can't be making every decision for what's necessary for folks out of the governor's office," Beshear said. "It's going to incumbent on superintendents, coaches, the different groups to make the wisest decisions that they can."

Beshear called on schools to be transparent and make "full disclosure" about athletes who may have COVID or come in contact with people who do, and keep those athletes quarantined and off the playing field.

The KHSAA plan allows fall sports teams to start practicing this week and games to start Sept. 7. There has yet to be an announcement on fan attendance.

Published 05:57 PM, Monday Aug. 24, 2020
Updated 08:01 AM, Thursday Sep. 03, 2020



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