Coal Miners Stop Protesting

Coal Miners Stop Protesting A group of Kentucky coal miners who sat on railroad tracks in order to block a shipment of coal while protesting bounced paychecks is ending a standoff after two months.The miners formerly employed by Blackjewel in Harlan County drew national media attention for the old-fashioned protest that evoked memories of…

Public Health Advisory Issued

Public Health Advisory Issued Kentucky’s Division of Water and Department for Public Health are issuing a public health advisory for harmful algal bloom along the Ohio River.The advisory is for people using the waters for recreation. The advisory area is from the McAlpine Dam near Louisville to the Greenup Dam near Greenup in northeastern…

Operation UNITE To Fight Opioids

Operation UNITE To Fight Opioids More than 200 people met Thursday at Operation UNITE’s first-ever Rural Health Opioid Project Provider Summit.”Most people have realized that trying to incarcerate or sending people who are addicted to drugs to prison is not going to be a cure for them,” says Letcher County’s District Judge Kevin MullinsWith…

World Alzheimer’s Day Is Saturday

World Alzheimer’s Day Is Saturday Saturday is World Alzheimer’s Day.Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. In 2014, as many as five million Americans were living with it, and it is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The disease is…

Coal Mine Report Published

Coal Mine Report Published A federal report shows a fatal accident at an underground coal mine in Harlan County happened because the mine operator did not effectively prevent the dangers of falls from pillars of rock and coal.Our news partner, The Herald Leader, reports the accident occurred on May 22 at the Rex Coal…

Time For A Flu Shot

Time For A Flu Shot The Centers for Disease Control on Thursday kicked off their flu vaccination campaign in Washington, beginning to urge people to get their flu shots.The Kentucky Department of Health is also urging people to get their flu shots, as well, because there have already been 154 lab-confirmed cases of the…