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KSP distributing body-worn cameras to troopers

By Editor | January 21, 2023

TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) — For the first time in history, Kentucky State Police troopers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, as many local law enforcement agencies across the state, to help increase officer safety and public trust. The new integrated video recording system will be distributed to approximately 780 sworn personnel.…

News Briefs – January 18, 2023

By Editor | January 18, 2023

December retail sales fall 1.1% after slipping in November NEW YORK (AP) — Americans cut back on spending in December, the second consecutive month they’ve done so, underscoring how inflation and the rising cost of using credit cards slowed consumer activity over the crucial holiday shopping season. Retail sales fell 1.1% in December, following a…

MLK March and service draw large crowd

By Editor | January 17, 2023

A large crowd participated in Paris and Bourbon County’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March which was held Monday, January 16, just a day after the legendary figure in American’s history’s birthday. He would have been 99 years of age. Walkers met at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. and paraded from there…

House votes to protect babies that survive abortions

By Editor | January 12, 2023

By TOM STRODE, Baptist Press | Jan 11, 2023 WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed by a nearly party-line vote Wednesday legislation to require medical care for children who survive abortions. The House voted 220-210 for the Born-alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in one of two pro-life actions taken in a chamber…

NEWS BRIEFS – January 1, 2023

By Editor | January 1, 2023

Trump rings in 2023 facing headwinds in his White House run WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump began 2022 on a high. But the former president is facing a very different reality one year later as he runs again for the White House. He’s mired in criminal investigations that could end with indictments. He’s been blamed…

Happy New Year—for elected and appointed officials!

By Editor | January 1, 2023

Large group officially sworn in at Bourbon County Courthouse by Pat Conley/Citizen staff Some sixty elected and appointed officials were sworn into office on New Year’s Eve at the Bourbon County courthouse. It took about 45 minutes Saturday morning to successively process the various officials. Each promised to uphold Kentucky’s constitution and to affirm that…

Gov. Beshear: Pediatric Flu Deaths in Kentucky Reach Record High

By Editor | December 19, 2022

Kentucky on track to have worst flu season in at least 10 years FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu and reported six new, flu-related pediatric deaths, including three in the past week. This toll already meets the prior record for the highest number…

UK’s Sanders-Brown among 1st locations testing promising new Alzheimer’s drug

By Editor | December 12, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky is a site for the groundbreaking AHEAD study, the first-ever clinical trial to test the effect of lecanemab (investigational antibody) in people who have no cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but in whom biomarker tests indicate amyloid is present in the brain, known as “preclinical” AD. The AHEAD study is…

Epidemiologist says the dreaded triple-demic is here, with RSV, flu and Covid-19 cases all rising together

By Editor | December 12, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map With national rates of influenza, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus rising together, the “dreaded and much anticipated triple-demic is finally here,” epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina writes in her newsletter, Your Local Epidemiologist.  RSV is a common virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. And while most people recover in a week or…

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

By Editor | October 5, 2022

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…