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Flu off to fast start in Kentucky, as cases keep more than doubling each week; flu, Covid-19 and RSV threaten a ‘triple-demic’

State Dept. for Public Health map, adapted by Ky. Health News; county figures are online here. Last week’s cases will be reported on Friday. By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Influenza is spreading quickly in Kentucky, raising the threat of a “triple-demic” of flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The state Department for Public…

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Loretta Lynn, coal miner’s daughter and country queen, dies

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter who became a pillar of country music, has died By KRISTIN M. HALL – AP Entertainment Writer Oct 4, 2022     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out…

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Bourbon Countians remember Queen Elizabeth of England (1926-2022)

Queen visited Bourbon County twice… PAT CONLEY | Citizen Staff Canadian native Dr. Murray West of Paris vividly remembers the first time he ever saw Queen Elizabeth, II of England. “I was six years old, in Vancouver,” he described in an interview last week, only a few days after the passing of the monarch beloved…

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Awarding KEES money to home school students discussed

By TOM LATEK, | Kentucky Today Sep 20, 2022   FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Giving home-schooled students the chance to earn the same amount of Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money as is available to students who attend high school, was discussed at a legislative committee meeting on Tuesday. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, told the…

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BOURBON BURN: Cyclists will be on the road 9/30 through 10/2

On September 30th through October 2, the 5th annual Bourbon Burn will welcome over 1,000 cyclists from across the nation to enjoy the bourbon distilleries and scenic Thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky’s rolling bluegrass hills. During the three-day bicycle tour, cyclists will ride along quiet country roads and through quaint communities in and around the…

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FDA OKs updated Covid-19 booster targeting latest Omicron subvariants

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   The new, updated Covid-19 booster shots that target the original strain of the coronavirus and major Omicron subvariants is now available The Food and Drug Administration authorized the updated booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech on Wednesday, Aug. 31. They are called bivalent Covid-19 vaccines because they have two…

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Ky. has had 18 monkeypox cases: 10 in Jefferson, 2 in Warren, 1 in Barren, Fayette, Kenton, McCracken, Montgomery counties

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News While the number of American with monkeypox increases every day, so far only 18 of them have been reported in Kentucky. Monkeypox was declared a public health emergency in the U.S. on Aug. 4. On Aug. 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 18 cases of monkeypox in Kentucky, among…

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Tonight, 16 new members headed to the Greyhound Athletic Hall of Fame

Former Paris football coach David Buchanan will be the guest speaker for this evening’s festivities   PRESS RELEASE I For The Citizen   PARIS, KY – David Buchanan could simply be introduced as a “Football Guy”, but that would not do him justice. One will quickly notice this by reading his mission statement, “…to pursue…

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Flooding devastated many health clinics in Eastern Kentucky

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…

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