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By Editor | September 27, 2023

Hyundai and Kia recall nearly 3.4 million vehicles due to fire risk and urge owners to park outdoors DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the U.S. and telling owners to park them outside due to the risk of engine compartment fires. The recalls cover multiple models from the…

Ky. children 10-17 have nation’s 2nd highest obesity rate (19.6%); adult rate of 37.7% is 9th highest, a slight improvement from 2021

By Editor | September 25, 2023

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News  Kentucky ties with Wisconsin for the nation’s ninth-highest adult obesity rate, an improvement from second-highest last year, but Kentucky children aged 10-17 still have one of the nation’s highest rates, No. 2, after ranking first last year. The 20th annual State of Obesity report from Trust for America’s Health says 37.7% of Kentucky adults…

Now is the time to get vaccinated or re-vaccinated for Covid-19, as the weather cools and people spend more time indoors

By Editor | September 25, 2023

By Vince Venditto University of Kentucky As the weather gets colder and gatherings move indoors, vaccines remain the safest and most effective way to protect ourselves from Covid-19. On Sept. 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved the updated mRNA Covid-19 booster vaccines to align with the currently circulating variants. The vaccines are recommended for everyone six…

The iPhone 12 emits too much radiation and Apple must take it off the market, a French agency says

By Editor | September 13, 2023

A government watchdog agency in France has ordered Apple to withdraw the iPhone 12 from the French market, saying it emits levels of electromagnetic radiation that are too high PARIS (AP) — A government watchdog agency in France has ordered Apple to withdraw the iPhone 12 from the French market, saying it emits levels of electromagnetic radiation…

HISA: No single factor in 12 equine fatalities

By Editor | September 13, 2023

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) released a report on Tuesday, saying its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 12 equine fatalities that took place at Churchill Downs Racetrack in April and May 2023, found no single factor led to the deaths. HISA’s investigation evaluated…

KY 1298 Closed in Nicholas County Sept. 11-15 for Bridge Replacement

By Editor | September 1, 2023

Traffic Advisory: KY 1298 Closed in Nicholas County Sept. 11-15 for Bridge Replacement Tenth of a mile east of Harrison County line FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2023) – The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 1298 (Hick Hardy Road) near the Nicholas-Harrison county line Sept. 11-15 for a bridge replacement. Beginning 8 a.m.…

State Supreme Court rules on Paris Zoning controversy

By Editor | August 22, 2023

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has ruled on the Paris zoning case involving the rezoning of the Stoner Creek Country Club property. The ruling “Pursuant to the rule of appellate procedure the decision in the above captioned appeal (John Vance, et al, v Paris City Commission) has become final.” The ruling denied motions for review…

Al Cross on Kansas

By Editor | August 18, 2023

Kentucky Journalism Hall-of-Famer Al Cross weighs in on the police raid on the weekly newspaper in Kansas, why all Kentuckians should pay attention to it, and the reason we need a free press.

Covid-19 vaccines: What parents need to know now

By Editor | August 6, 2023

Photo illustration via Children’s Hospital Los Angeles The Covid-19 pandemic is no longer a national emergency, but the virus that caused it isn’t gone—and neither is the risk of getting the disease, says Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It published a Q and A with Dr. Michael Smit, the hospital’s medical director of infection prevention and control:…

Election board certifies May primary results

By Editor | June 7, 2023

TOM LATEK | KENTUCKY TODAY FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The State Board of Elections has certified the vote totals from the May Primary Election, so the fields are now officially set for Democratic and Republican nominees in the Constitutional offices that will appear on the November ballot. In the Governor’s race, incumbent Democrat Andy Beshear…