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Victim ran out of house with bloody head yelling, ‘Help me! Help me!’ officer testifies

An R-Tech driver, who was at Wanda Richardson’s home on June 21 to pick her up for a doctor’s appointment, saw Richardson run out of her home with her head bloody yelling, “Help me! Help me!” Michael Worley is charged with murder in the death of his aunt, Wanda Richardson. The...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019

One ACA health insurer in KY wants rate increase; another seeks decrease

One of the two insurers offering government-subsidized individual health plans in Kentucky for 2020 is asking for a 12 percent increase, while the other is asking for a 4.5% decrease. Insurers offering plans for small groups under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

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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