Vacccine Outreach Campaign

Vacccine Outreach Campaign Kentucky is planning an outreach campaign in coming months to continue encouraging more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said.The campaign also will focus on the virus’s symptoms and long-term effects, he said.Among those to be featured are Kentuckians who lost unvaccinated loved ones to the coronavirus. …

New Pediatric Infusion Clinic

New Pediatric Infusion Clinic A new pediatric specialty infusion clinic was set up in Lexington to act as the states primary treatment site for pediatric patients who test positive or had known exposure with COVID-19.Located inside UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Clinic, staff will be able to serve 26 children, ages 12 and up, each day…

Workforce Participation Decline

Workforce Participation Decline Workforce participation has been declining nationally for 20 years, but Kentucky leads the way. According to a report released by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, Kentucky is far ahead of the nationwide downward trend in workforce participation.Kentucky is also behind all neighboring states except West Virginia.Some of the areas of Workforce participation…

National Pedestrian Safety Month

National Pedestrian Safety Month Officials with KYTC’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have declared October National Pedestrian Safety Month.When we talk about pedestrian safety, it’s important for us to share not only that there are things pedestrians can do to ensure or to help them be…

POW/MIA Soldier Being Buried

POW/MIA Soldier Being Buried The remains of a Kentucky soldier killed during World War II will be buried this month in his hometown, the Army said.The burial at Wind Cave Baptist Church in McKee for Pfc. Berton J. McQueen was rescheduled for Oct. 16 and will follow funeral services by Lakes Funeral Home in…

Kentucky Kayakers

Kentucky Kayakers Lots of kayakers meant success for the first weekend of whitewater kayaking at the Ratliff Hole area Saturday and Sunday taking advantage as Flannagan Dam opened for the annual October activities.With a turnout that kayakers say was a success, those involved are excited to see how the next three weekends will look.…

Pregnancy And Infant Loss

Pregnancy And Infant Loss For the 14th year, a local non-profit hosted a memorial walk on Sunday, honoring little ones who were lost too soon.The Missing Alexis Foundation hosts the walk during the first weekend of October because it is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.The event included a memorial roll call, a butterfly…

KY Man Sentenced

KY Man Sentenced A Kentucky man has been sentenced to six years of probation for a fiery highway crash that killed an Evansville woman and her two children.A Vanderburgh County judge sentenced Damon R. Busby, of Henderson, Kentucky, last week, and ordered him to wear an electric monitoring device for the first four years…

Pike Community Helps Farm Animals

Pike Community Helps Farm Animals In a unique way to help farm animals Three Mile Creek Farms in the small Pike County community of Dorton rescues animals who were abused, neglected, or otherwise unwanted. The farm is a non-profit and pays for the animals’ upkeep with charitable donations as well as by hosting events…

KY Firefighters Recognized

KY Firefighters Recognized Three Kentucky firefighters are among more than 200 being honored this weekend at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.The Courier Journal reports James Settles, of the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department; Johnnie Jessie, of the Greensburg/Green County Volunteer Fire Department; and Dale Brown, of the Covington Fire Department, are included in the ceremony.A…