Stay in the State, Beshear Limits Travel to Border States

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Monday Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear laid out a new executive order restricting travel to neighboring states. 

There are several exemptions however and they include traveling for work, doctor appointments, caring for a loved one, buying essential goods like groceries and complying with court orders. 

On Tuesday Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer echoed the importance of reducing travel to border states while acknowledging inherent challenges in thereto. 

“If you don’t need to travel out of state, don’t go out of state. That presents some kind of interesting complications for us in that the next state is a couple of hundred yards across the river,” Fischer said during his virtual town hall meeting. 

Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad made comments Tuesday referring more broadly to the call for social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak saying, “We are asking for cooperation. In some cases, we are begging for cooperation but we do not have at this point the authority to make arrests for the lack of social distancing.”

Governor Beshear did not offer a timeline on how long the travel order will be in effect too.