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Health officials advise precautions to avoid ticks

With the arrival of warmer weather and tick season underway in Kentucky, officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious...
Posted On 24 Jun 2019
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Kentucky ranks 34th in overall well-being of children, says new report

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The 30th annual Kids Count Data Book on children’s well-being, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranks Kentucky 34th in the overall well-being of its children, where it has hovered since...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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New fishing and hunting regulations proposed

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter education certification, set elk permit quotas for the 2020-21 season and adopted fishing regulations for newly introduced cutthroat trout at its June 7...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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KY among top 3 states for vaping

When you apply for health insurance, there is always a question about tobacco use. Insurance companies use your status as a tobacco user as one of the primary determining factors to set the cost of your health insurance premium. But what if you’re an e-cigarette user? Do you say...
Posted On 17 Jun 2019
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Poll: Where do Kentuckians stand on needle exchange programs?

About half of Kentucky adults favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles for sterile ones, while about 40 percent oppose such programs, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report. Generally, the more familiar...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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Study shows children in central and eastern KY more likely to face hunger than overall population in USA

God’s Pantry Food Bank announced the release of Map the Meal Gap 2019, the latest report by Feeding America® on food insecurity and the cost of food at both the county and congressional district level. It is the only study that provides food insecurity data at the local level....
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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Kentuckians lose more years of life to drug abuse than almost anywhere else in the US, reveals study.

The United States has suffered with an opioid epidemic for over two decades, resulting in shocking statistics that are exacerbated with each passing year – there seems to be no end in sight, despite the DEA’s best efforts to fight drug abuse. The World Health Organization...
Posted On 14 Jun 2019
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W’burg summer activities kick off with Movies in the Park Friday night

Once again this summer you don’t have to go any further than Bill Woods Park in Williamsburg most Friday nights to find either free live concerts or free movies in the park. “I am looking forward to another great summer of fun with our block parties and movies in the park and all...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019

Corbin Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3

The Corbin Public Library is blasting off into its summer reading program beginning June 3. The six-week program will feature a series of speakers working to bring area children closer to outer space. Library Director Donna Chadwell said the programs, which will be held on...

Pink cement trucks part of new breast cancer awareness effort

A local concrete company is teaming up with the Baptist Health Corbin to raise awareness about breast cancer and help the hospital in its efforts to combat the disease. Triple Crown Concrete, which operates plants across central and southern Kentucky, including Corbin and London,...