Kentucky TV stations cut coverage of the coronavirus outbreak

The TV stations in Kentucky that carry the Kentucky State Fair have stopped covering the coronas and coronaviruses, saying they can’t find enough time to do so.

“We have a lot of work to do, and it’s hard to find the time to devote to it,” said Jim Smith, a spokesman for Kentucky’s TV station WKYT, which owns several TV stations.

The news comes after the Associated Press reported last week that the Kentucky TV station WPKY, owned by the Kentucky Association of Broadcasters, had lost a total of nearly 500,000 viewers in the past two days.

Kentucky State Fair and Kentucky Association for the Advancement of Colored People spokesman Michael Rieder said in a statement that he has seen no change in the programming, which the station has been carrying since April.

Rieder added that he believes the Kentucky media and the public have gotten used to the coronava pandemic.

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