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Several local athletes will be representing their respective school at next week’s Clark’s Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships

May 25, 2023

Bourbon County sending a bus load to the 2A State Meet; Briley Cline will lead Paris and Andrew Watkins will be the one to watch for Nicholas County   IVAN K. RICE I   PARIS, KY – The KHSAA 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships will be held at the University of…

End of public-health emergency means less frequent reporting, and Covid-19 is still circulating, so take care, doctors advise

May 14, 2023

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News   Mostly-green maps have become a symbol of the decline of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the end of the national public-health emergency on Thursday, Kentucky remains fully green on the new federal map that tracks Covid-19 hospitalizations, now the leading way to track the disease. The previous map, which…

Carrying naloxone, now available over the counter, saves lives; bystanders are present in more than 1/3 of opioid overdoses

April 17, 2023

Photo by Pete Comparoni, University of Kentucky By Trish Freeman Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Chances are you or someone close to you has been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic, which continues to afflict Kentucky. In 2021, the state’s overdose deaths reached an all-time high of 2,250, with 90% involving an opioid.…

59% of residents, just 16% of staff in Ky. nursing homes have had Covid-19 booster shots; both rates slightly above national rates

April 17, 2023

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News While Kentucky nursing homes’ Covid-19 booster rates are higher than the national rates, many staff and residents remain vulnerable to the disease because over 80% of staff and nearly 40% of residents have not received booster shots. In the week ending April…

Don’t Be A Distracted Driver

April 5, 2023

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – To mark April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, highway safety officials in Kentucky are driving home a life-saving message for all drivers: “Buckle up and put the phone down.” “Kentuckians can help protect themselves and all our families by buckling up every time they enter a vehicle and choosing to…

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