Governor Andy Beshear recently announced that The vaccination rate in Ballard County is one of the lowest in the Commonwealth. During his daily report on Monday, May 3, the governor highlighted the top five and bottom five counties in Kentucky when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. Officials say about 1,500, or 19 percent, of people in Ballard County has been vaccinated. Statewide, about 41 percent of all Kentuckians have received the vaccine, with 1,833,652 receiving at least one dose. The governor said starting Monday, they would transition to the federal COVID-19 vaccination reporting system. The positivity rate was 3.45 percent.