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UK Project Aims to Rid Perry County of Hepatitis C

UK Project Aims to Rid Perry County of Hepatitis C

A University of Kentucky project aimed at ridding Perry County of hepatitis C has received a $15 million federal grant, and $50 million in donated drug treatments that can cure the disease.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the grant will include more support for the county’s needle exchange program and access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder through Behavioral Health Group, a local treatment center.

It will also pay for case management, such as help with housing or unemployment.




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Traffic Pattern Change Goes Into Effect on KY-15

Traffic Pattern Change Goes Into Effect on KY-15

Drivers along KY 15 should take note of a big traffic pattern change that went into effect yesterday.

DOT crews say the changes will last well into next year as part of a long-term project.

Northbound lanes on the Combs Road overpass are now shifted to the southbound lanes…there will only be a single lane for both directions between Perry Park Road and Hazard bypass.

Lanes on the northbound side of 15 and Business 15 will also be blocked off at the end of the bypass.




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Harlan County Mine Tour Lands $2.5M in Federal Grants

Harlan County Mine Tour Lands .5M in Federal Grants

A former underground coal mine that’s now a tourist attraction in eastern Kentucky is receiving $2.5 million in grants for upgrades.

The Portal 31 Exhibition Mine in Harlan County will receive the money from the Abandoned Mine Lands pilot program.

Part of the $2.5 million will go to creating a new parking area with a scenic overlook at Black Mountain, which has the highest natural peak in Kentucky.

The Portal 31 project will involve refurbishing the electronics and controls of animated figures and upgrading audiovisual, lighting and control functions of the mine tour. Adjacent mine areas will be cleaned to accommodate a new walking tour.




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No Injuries Reported in Perry Co. School Bus Crash

No Injuries Reported in Perry Co. School Bus Crash

No one was injured after a crash involving a school bus yesterday along Highway 15 in Perry County.
Around 330 yesterday, the accident involving a bus from Knott County Schools shut down lanes in the Bonnyman area.

Officials did not say how many kids were on the bus at the time of the crash, but it was believed to be at least a dozen.

The road was closed down for much of the late afternoon- everything was reopened by around 930.




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Scott County Deputy Returns Home

Scott County Deputy Returns Home

Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales has left the hospital and is heading home weeks after being shot in the line of duty. Morales has spent weeks in a Louisville hospital after being paralyzed in the line of duty during an exchange of gunfire in Scott County. Since the incident that paralyzed Morales, his community has shown tons of support for his family by holding fundraisers, donating money to support his recovery, and even offering new home-building services for free.




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University Of KY Names New Baseball Stadium

University Of KY Names New Baseball Stadium

The University of Kentucky has announced the name of its new baseball park.The ballpark will be named Kentucky Proud Park after the UK Board of Trustees approved the name Friday. The university says the name is a tribute to farmers and businesses in Kentucky. Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “As the Commonwealth’s flagship university, we are thrilled to honor that through the name of our new baseball stadium and pleased to have a partner in Kentucky Farm Bureau that feels the same way. We look forward to many, many wins in Kentucky Proud Park.”The $49 million baseball stadium is located off Alumni Drive.




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