Educating Families About Domestic Violence

Social Isolation

Social Isolation Among Seniors: What Can Be Done?

According to the Madison County Health Department, social isolation is a growing problem among older people. However, this was only identified as a major cause for concern in 2016 and is still not listed as a priority. Seniors are most at risk of social isolation due to increasing immobility and an ever decreasing Continue reading Educating Families About Domestic Violence

KYEM TO ACTIVATE FOR 2017 KENTUCKY ECLIPSE

KYME

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) will activate the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Frankfort and a Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in Hopkinsville, KY in support of the upcoming 2017 Solar Eclipse which will occur on Monday, August 21, 2007.

The SEOC, in conjunction with the RRCC, will activate on Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 am, to coordinate local, state, federal and private sector partner operations during the much-anticipated global event.  The Eclipse is scheduled to cross 14 states in the US, with ground zero Continue reading KYEM TO ACTIVATE FOR 2017 KENTUCKY ECLIPSE

Gov. Bevin Announces $150,000 in Refunds to Coal Counties

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today fiscal courts in 29 counties will receive refunds totaling $149,425 from mining permit and acreage fees. The amounts of refunds are based on acreage fees paid by coal companies.

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources collects mine permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of those fees to coal-producing counties for projects to be determined by the local fiscal courts. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Announces $150,000 in Refunds to Coal Counties

KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2017 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2017 was up 0.2 percentage points from the 5.1 percent reported in June 2017. Continue reading KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2017 unemployment report

Gov. Bevin and CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for Children in Kentucky’s Foster Care System

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin invites Kentucky State Fair visitors to help children in the Commonwealth’s foster care system by donating new or gently used duffel bags during the fair at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit, located in the Health Horizons area of South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

“We have 8,500 children in our foster care system and often, with very little notice, these children are moved from one home to another with nothing more than a black garbage bag full of belongings,” said Gov. Bevin. “We can do better than that by our children. If you are going to the state fair this year, could you bring with you a duffel bag to donate? The donated bags will give our children actual pieces of luggage for their belongings, and we will make sure they are placed in the hands of children who need it. We say often ‘We are Continue reading Gov. Bevin and CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for Children in Kentucky’s Foster Care System

McConnell Statement on Hate Groups and Reports of Lexington Rally

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement today condemning hate groups and reports of a rally in Lexington, Kentucky:

“The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. Continue reading McConnell Statement on Hate Groups and Reports of Lexington Rally

Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is warning the public not to directly look at the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 without the proper equipment and techniques.

People from all over the world will converge on the U.S. to witness the eclipse. While the solar eclipse will occur across the continental Continue reading Public Health Officials Issue Advice for Safe Viewing of Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Natural Bridge Artisan Festival Set

The 2017 Natural Bridge Artisan Festival is set for Aug. 18-20 at beautiful Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Slade, Kentucky.

There will be handmade jewelry, wood and metal crafts, local Appalachian paintings and photography for sale. Booths open at 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and close at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the booths are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Key to Better Health Is Right Under Your Nose

Jeff Rubin

Say the words “oral hygiene” to someone and the first thought that comes to mind might be “brushing and flossing.” However, the term encompasses much more than simply avoiding cavities. So much so, that today more than 200 national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, have adopted a new definition to draw attention to the term’s significance.

Traditionally, oral health had been defined as the absence of disease. However, as The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), recently pointed out, a new definition was necessary “to expand on its many facets,” and convey oral health as a “fundamental Continue reading The Key to Better Health Is Right Under Your Nose

DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

Everyday Activities: Finding Meaning in the Moment

Explore creative avenues for connecting with your loved one diagnosed with dementia by sparking old memories and helping them to have meaningful experiences regardless of their current abilities. This program will take place at the Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch located at 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, from Continue reading DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?