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Flooding devastated many health clinics in Eastern Kentucky

August 8, 2022

The flooding in Eastern Kentucky has disrupted much of life, and health care is no exception. “The floods dealt a devastating blow to the ‘safety net’ system of federally-designated community health clinics throughout Eastern Kentucky which focus on medically underserved areas and low-income patients,” reports Deborah Yetter of The Courier Journal. “In addition to primary…

COVID-19: Kentucky infection rate second highest among the states

August 8, 2022

9 counties drop to low risk of Covid-19, but 80 remain at high risk; Kentucky infection rate second highest among the states   CDC map, adapted by Kentucky Health News By Al Cross Kentucky Health News  Kentucky’s risk from Covid-19 fell slightly last week, based on the county-by-county risk as estimated by the Centers for…

West Nile virus popping up again in Kentucky

August 7, 2022

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today Aug 5, 2022 Updated 23 hrs ago FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – West Nile virus has started appearing in Kentucky once again this year, and although there are no vaccines to prevent it nor medications to treat it, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are steps you…

Kentucky flood survivors turn to grim task: Burying the dead

August 7, 2022

Angel Campbell should have been looking through photo albums and eating soup beans in her grandmother’s living room this week By LEAH WILLINGHAM and BRYNN ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug 5, 2022 Updated Aug 5, 2022 CHAVIES, Ky. (AP) — Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother’s living room this…

CKVS collecting items for pets in Eastern Kentucky

August 3, 2022

Eastern KY have suffered a devastating catastrophe.  Many individuals and organizations have stepped forward to collect supplies for the many people that have been affected by the floods.  Central KY Veterinary Services will begin accepting donations this week to take to Eastern KY flood victims.  As a veterinary hospital, CKVS would like to focus on…

Bourbon County Clerks office to take up donations for flood victims

August 2, 2022

The Kentucky County Clerks Association is taking up donations for the counties devastated by flooding.    We will accept any donations here at the County Clerk’s office – Court house 301 Main St. Paris KY, and donations will be delivered to a community in need.   Some of the items needed include: Air mattresses Pillows/blankets Mops…

Strawberries could reduce chance of Alzheimer’s, study finds

August 2, 2022

Photo illustration from berries.com Strawberries could help protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from researchers at Rush University in Chicago. They found that a compound in strawberries, pelargonidin may be associated with less neurofibrillary tau tangles in the brain. “Tau tangles are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, which…

Beshear calls for use of masks at indoor events and in schools

August 2, 2022

More Covid-19 shots as CDC sees all counties at elevated risk Kentucky still has 80 of its 120 counties are at the highest risk level for Covid-19, and the state no longer has any counties at a low level, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention risk map. Last week, seven were…

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August 2, 2022

Local emergency management director’s guidance for helping eastern Kentucky flood victims.   by Pat Conley/Citizen staff Lloyde Campbell has learned a lot since being named (by Judge-Executive Mike Williams) emergency manager for all of Bourbon County in 2019. He’s already dealt with a global pandemic, a major winter storm, a conflagration which took most of…

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