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Department of Public Health issues guidelines related to severe flooding

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines following severe flooding and water run-off events from recent rainfall across the state. Governor Andy Beshear, who today visited the...
Posted On 13 Feb 2020
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Opinion: Why won’t health advocates leave the vaping industry alone?

By Ben Chandler, Terry Brooks, Ed.D., Ashli Watts and Brent Wright, M.D. Manufacturers and retailers who sell Juul and other brands of e-cigarettes, or “vapes,” wonder why health advocates won’t just leave them alone. We have at least three reasons: Kids, kids and kids. Kentucky...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Transportation Cabinet releases preliminary 2019 highway fatality count

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) –  Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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BREAKING: Local roadway closures due to flooding

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists the following roadways listed below have been reported as being closed due to high water. Please do not drive through flooded waters and respect any barriers and signs that may be in place. (10:30...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Gov. Beshear, other Kentucky leaders urge lawmakers to pass sports betting bill

With support from educators, top business leaders, law enforcement and retirees, Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop Kentucky dollars from flowing to neighboring states and use those funds for needs in Kentucky. “We have a...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Newman to speak at Southern KY Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 11

The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will welcome a special guest speaker who is dedicated to “making Kentucky’s Appalachia a better place to live, work, grow and thrive.” Melissa Newman, Executive Director of Regional Programming and Regional Stewardship, at Eastern...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Portion of Whitley County road closed for slide repair

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a portion of KY 628 at mile point 4.8 in Whitley County will be reduced to one lane beginning today until Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m. The lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform slide repair...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Huff Recognized Among Legislators as Conservative Award Recipient

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) recognizes Representative Regina Huff of Williamsburg with an Award for Conservative Achievement. This award is presented to state legislators that continually illustrate conservative principles in their work. “I am grateful to...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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University of the Cumberlands listed one of safest colleges nationwide

The safety of a college matters. In a time when crime seems to be on the rise, safety has understandably become a major concern for prospective college students and their parents. In recent years, University of the Cumberlands instigated additional measures to improve security on...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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UC to host NFL legend Drew Brees for Excellence in Leadership Series

NFL legend and Super Bowl champion and MVP Drew Brees will be the keynote speaker for this year’s University of the Cumberlands’ Excellence in Leadership Series, which is sponsored by The Forcht Group of Kentucky. The event will be held on Cumberlands’ campus on Tuesday, April 7,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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