Sen. McConnell visits Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT)- Republican Kentucky Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited with doctors in Owensboro Thursday to discuss the impact of the CARES Act in western Kentucky.

The legislation provided $4.6 million for colleges, clinics, and other area groups after being passed in late March.

Sen. McConnell said, “I just think it’s too early to make a final judgment about how much, or when, but about a month from now, we’ll take a look at how things are going to be able to make a more intelligent decision.”

Sen. McConnell added that the Department of Justice is awarding the City of Owensboro a $66,000 grant to aid in the city’s pandemic response.

Sen. McConnell also talked about masks and says there should not be a stigma to wearing a mask during the pandemic.

“Even among age groups that are the least likely to contract this disease or die from it, you could be a carrier. So, I think what we all need to do is say, ‘O.K., I’m going to take responsibility not only for myself, but for others,'” McConnell said.

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)

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