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May is Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month

May 3, 2022

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet joins NHTSA in promoting shared safety practices by all highway users FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2022) – In recognition of May as Motorcycle and Bike Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding all road users…

Beshear says he is looking at ways to bring medical marijuana to Ky. by executive action, while seeking public’s opinion on topic

April 25, 2022

  Business Insider map provided by Beshear’s office, adapted by Ky. Health News By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News  After a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky failed again in the legislature, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a plan to ask Kentuckians how he might address the issue through executive action. “This session, like the…

Coronavirus cases and positive-test rate in Kentucky are rising, but deaths and hospital numbers are declining more

April 25, 2022

  Kentucky Health News chart from state data By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News  Daily cases and the share of Kentuckians testing positive for the coronavirus are rising again, apparently reflecting a national trend. The state’s report for the last Monday-Sunday period showed 3,257 new cases of the virus, an average of 465 per day,…

Tick season nears. 10% of ticks carry debilitating diseases; quick action can prevent them. And UK wants you to send in your ticks!

April 25, 2022

Kentucky Health News   Ticks are a threat in Kentucky year-round, but especially in the summer months. The next time one bites you, stop and think before flushing it down the toilet. You could help other people by mailing it to the University of Kentucky entomology department to see if it carries disease or not.…

Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Health Coverage Benefit

April 20, 2022

Big changes are coming to Kentuckians who qualified for uninterrupted health coverage during the pandemic. Here’s what thousands of us, and members of our communities, need to know.   Provided by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Tens of thousands of Kentuckians who have benefitted from continuous health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic…

HEAL Update: Study Making Impact in WAVE 1 Communities

April 20, 2022

    By Elizabeth Chapin LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2022) — More than two years into the University of Kentucky’s $87 million HEALing Communities Study (HCS) to address the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, it is possible to see the life-changing impacts it has already made in the eight counties of the study’s first wave. Launched in 2019, the ambitious…

Storytelling Festival 2022 features amazing artists, May 13 – 15, 2022

April 17, 2022

The annual Paris Storytelling Festival is held in the beautiful and architecturally significant towns of Paris and Carlisle, Kentucky, surrounded by charming Bluegrass horse farms and historical culture. The festival is geared to the old and the new, bringing together counties steeped in tradition yet open to the youth of tomorrow. Stories, music, history and…

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Paris City Commission, April 13, 2021