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Kentucky Blood Center Encourages Eligible Individuals to Make Donation on World Blood Donor Day

By Editor | June 13, 2022

A blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States LEXINGTON, Ky. – Ahead of World Blood Donor Day on Tuesday, Kentucky Blood Center is thanking local blood donors and urging all eligible individuals to save lives through donation. Those interested in donating can find more information about the process and make an…

2021 Kentucky Drug Overdose Report Now Available

By Editor | June 13, 2022

Increased use of fentanyl largest contributor to rise in death toll FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 13, 2022) – Today, the Commonwealth of Kentucky released the 2021 Drug Overdose Report which indicates that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021, a 14.5% increase compared with the year prior. More than 107,000 overdose deaths were reported in the…

Op-Ed: Kentuckians are feeling the squeeze of inflation

By Editor | June 13, 2022

Opinion Submission Jennifer Kirchner, Executive Director jennifer@kbtnet.org www.kbtnet.org From food to fuel to housing, many of our citizens are facing more financial difficulties than ever before. Thankfully, our elected officials are searching for solutions to help Kentuckians get through these tough times. While we applaud broad approaches to help reduce the financial burdens many of…

Beshear signs executive order to activate price-gouging laws for baby formula, which remains in short supply

By Editor | June 12, 2022

Beshear signs executive order to activate price-gouging laws for baby formula, which remains in short supply Beshear signs executive order (Photo via Facebook) By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News  Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday declaring a state of emergency in order to apply state price-gouging laws for baby formula. “By implementing our…

CDC estimates that Covid-19 risk level is high in 19 Kentucky counties, up from 7 last week; level is medium in 28, up from 21

By Editor | June 12, 2022

CDC estimates that Covid-19 risk level is high in 19 Kentucky counties, up from 7 last week; level is medium in 28, up from 21 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map, adapted by Kentucky Health News By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News  The federal government’s coronavirus map for Kentucky shows a higher level of…

Kentucky Proud invites Kentuckians to their local farmers’ markets

By Editor | June 10, 2022

‘Where the best of Kentucky comes together’   FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 10, 2022) –Kentucky Proud, the state’s official agricultural marketing program, invites all Kentuckians to meet “where the best of Kentucky comes together” at Kentucky’s farmers’ markets. “Summertime in Kentucky means farmers’ markets are in full swing across the state,” said Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture…

Project scheduled for Russell Cave Road/KY 353 in Fayette County

By Editor | June 9, 2022

Part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 7, 2022) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a planned project for Russell Cave Road/KY 353 in Fayette County. The work is part of the Highway Safety Improvement program. The HSIP program is designed to provide safety upgrades for roadways. The safety upgrades…

IRS wraps up 2022 ‘Dirty Dozen’ scams list; agency urges taxpayers to watch out for tax avoidance strategies

By Editor | June 1, 2022

**UPDATED** Cryptocurrency, non-filing, abusive syndicated conservation easement, abusive micro-captive deals make list IR-2022-125, June 10, 2022 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” scams list for the 2022 filing season, with a warning to taxpayers to avoid being misled into using bogus tax avoidance strategies. The IRS warned taxpayers…

Gov. Beshear Presents $268,000 for Bourbon County Park Improvements

By Editor | June 1, 2022

Governor also presents $125,000 for upgrades to the Millersburg City Park PARIS, Ky. (May 31, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear presented a $200,000 Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) award and a $68,810 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) award for improvements at Bourbon County Park. Gov. Beshear also presented a $124,953 award for improvements at…

Study says one in five adult Covid-19 survivors in the U.S. may develop ‘long Covid;’ for those over 65, it’s one in four

By Editor | May 30, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report illustration By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News One in five adult Americans who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection have experienced a health condition that may be related to a previous infection, and that makes prevention efforts and post-Covid assessments critical, says a Centers for Disease…