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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer fired police chief Steve Conrad on Monday after learning that police officers did not record body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of David McAtee, a black man, in west Louisville in the early morning hours. "This type of institutional failure will not be tolerated," Fischer said. Conrad's firing comes only a month before he was set to retire after leading the department for eight years. McAtee was killed amid a gunfight involving LMPD officers and National Guard troops who were trying to disperse a crowd at Dino's Food Mart, a gas station-restaurant at 26th Street and West Broadway. --WDRB. * * * Kentucky has now eclipsed the 10,000 mark in the number of cases of the coronavirus, according to the state’s top public health official. “Kentucky has had 131 new positive cases with zero new deaths on Sunday and 214 new cases with eight new deaths on Monday,” reported Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner for Public Health. “We continue our efforts to expand testing, ramp up contact tracing and urge the public to practice social distancing and wear cloth face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” --KY Today * * *Democrat Amy McGrath stayed on the attack against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while her two leading primary opponents in Kentucky's Senate race played up differences with her during a televised debate Monday night. Appearing on Kentucky Educational Television about three weeks before the primary, McGrath, Charles Booker and Mike Broihier answered questions on issues including racial and income inequality, gun rights and the unrest embroiling the state's largest city. Booker and Broihier stressed their progressive credentials, with both supporting a universal basic income.