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KHSAA Tennis state championships started this morning at two sites

Garza, Davis and the Earlywine brothers representing Bourbon County STORY SUBMITTED I For The Citizen   LEXINGTON, KY – The 2023 KHSAA Tennis State Championships presented by UK HealthCare returned to the Lexington area this morning, with first serve started at 8 a.m. ET and competition running throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening. The Bourbon…

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

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…

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

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.…

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

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…

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Don’t Be A Distracted Driver

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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