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

By Editor | September 22, 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…

Awarding KEES money to home school students discussed

By Editor | September 21, 2022

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…

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

By Editor | September 14, 2022

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…

‘Youth Mental Health: A KET Forum’, about youth suicide and ways to help, to be repeated and online

By Editor | September 8, 2022

One out of seven Kentucky high school students report having seriously considered taking their own life, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens and young adults in Kentucky. Kentucky Educational Television is airing a forum that examines teen and young-adult suicide in the state and how to prevent it. “Youth Mental Health:…

FDA OKs updated Covid-19 booster targeting latest Omicron subvariants

By Editor | September 8, 2022

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…

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

By Editor | August 22, 2022

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…

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

By Editor | August 18, 2022

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…

Flooding devastated many health clinics in Eastern Kentucky

By Editor | 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

By Editor | 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

By Editor | 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…