KY Nurses Survey

KY Nurses Survey A recent survey of Kentucky nurses found a quarter of those polled were likely to leave their jobs in the next year amid burnout and frustration, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.The Kentucky Nurses Association found that 73% of the 850 licensed nurses polled earlier this month cited untenable patient loads and too…

Vaccine Booster Update

Vaccine Booster Update Within a few days, COVID-19 boosters will become widely available. Although they’re optional, health experts recommend getting one if you’re eligible.“Those in high-risk environments, those that are immunocompromised, the elderly, and those in healthcare,” said Dr. Ryan Stanton, a Lexington emergency room physician.Stanton said the boosters, which are additional doses of…

Water Infrastructure Funding

Water Infrastructure Funding Saying its vital for the future of Kentucky Governor Beshear has announced five Kentucky counties are receiving a total of $2 million in grants for water and sewer improvement projects.The 18 projects are in Bracken, Lewis, Fleming Robertson and Mason Counties. Most of the work will be replacing, repainting and repairing…

Telemedicine Programs

Telemedicine Programs Officials with one hospital system that serves several counties in our region will receive more than half a million dollars of federal money to enhance their existing telemedicine program.United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack included the project through Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) as part of an announcement of more than…

Free College Tuition

Free College Tuition Senator Rand Paul says he’ll be introducing a new bill that could be an alternative to calls for free college tuition.Making college affordable is one of a number of issues that are being debated on Capitol Hill. There are calls for free higher education coming from more progressive members of Congress.In…

Kentucky College Admissions

Kentucky College Admissions The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a nationwide decline in college admissions, and colleges across the Commonwealth also felt the impact of the national decline.Dr. Vic Adams, President and CEO at Southeast Kentucky Community and Techincal College, said the Kentucky Community and Technical College System is seeing enrollment numbers down more than…

Basket Brigade

Basket Brigade God’s Pantry has announced their ‘Basket Brigade’ is ramping up to to help Kentucky families get ready for Thanksgiving.Basket Brigade is something that God’s Pantry has put on for many many years, and even with the pandemic, the organization is once again happy to help.The event will take place on November 6…

Masks Are Optional

Masks Are Optional Masks are once again optional in another Kentucky school district.Casey County school leaders say students and staff no longer have to wear masks in school buildings. They say the change is because of the decrease in numbers of COVID-19.The county’s superintendent said COVID-19 cases have dropped so significantly recently that this…

Safety Training Grant

Safety Training Grant Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is one of 13 colleges that received part of a one million dollar US Department of Labor grant. School officials announced receiving a $50,000 grant to develop new safety training.The funds will help educate miners on safety procedures. The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine…

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade Families in Clay, Jackson and Laurel Countiuees will soon be treated by several organizations teaming up to help families in need this holiday season early next month.God’s Pantry Food Bank, The Creek Church, Randall and Victoria Weddle, Duff Family Coal and the Arby’s Foundation will host the Sharing Thanksgiving Basket Brigade…