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THE ONE AND ONLY COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO RIDES AGAIN

Cowboy Up for a Cure

The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm. Gates will open at 6pm, with tons of fun for the whole family. Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana. Continue reading THE ONE AND ONLY COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO RIDES AGAIN

Medialink Update for Kentucky Hepatitis Outbreak

The following is a statement from Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Jeffrey Howard on Kentucky’s Hepatitis A Situation:

“As you probably know, a small number of counties in our state are dealing with a hepatitis A outbreak. At the Department for Public Health we are aggressively responding to the situation. In fact, while working with the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, on this issue, they’ve called our response the “gold standard.”

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Delta Dental of Kentucky Funds the OAK Project With $200,000 Grant

A grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky will help improve oral health among children throughout Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Delta Dental of Kentucky, through a partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates, developed the Eastern Regional Oral Health Coalition. The region’s initiative, the OAK Project, will help improve oral health outcomes in children ages 6-9, by refining access to urgent dental care, treating existing tooth decay, and increasing the baseline of dental sealants across the region through the development of data and training infrastructures. Continue reading Delta Dental of Kentucky Funds the OAK Project With $200,000 Grant

Opioid Overdose forum

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Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem locally as well as in the United States. Fayette Co. Extension and Bluegrass.Org will present a forum on April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fayette Co. Extension Center, 1140 Harry Sykes Way to discuss the community member’s role in addressing the opioid crisis. Learn how to make a major contribution toward reducing the toll of opioid analgesics. Appropriate for all community members, including education, local government, business, faith-based/congregations and family members. Please RSVP by April 19 by contacting Shaye Walker at [email protected] or 859-230-3253.

LEGAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and Continue reading LEGAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA

Public Health Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccination for Children and Adults in Counties Impacted by Outbreak

Due to an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A, the Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is recommending vaccination for everyone residing in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties.

To date, 214 cases have been reported in the Jefferson County/Louisville area. Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties have each reported 5 or more cases for a total 311 cases associated with the outbreak. One death has been reported.

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Medicaid Work Requirement Will Hurt Kentucky’s Workers

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Kentucky’s recently-approved requirement that people work 80 hours a month or lose Medicaid will almost certainly cause many working people to lose coverage, according to a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The report finds that nearly half (46 percent) of low-income workers would be at risk of losing coverage nationally under requirements like Kentucky’s. Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirement Will Hurt Kentucky’s Workers

Scam Alert: Do Not Pack Your Suitcase for a Scam Vacation

As many Kentuckians begin to plan their summer vacation, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning of scam calls offering deep discounts on travel to Orlando, Florida, and the Bahamas.

Beshear said his office issued a Scam Alert after Kentuckians in Bourbon, Boyd, Calloway, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison and Woodford counties have reported receiving vacation scam calls. Continue reading Scam Alert: Do Not Pack Your Suitcase for a Scam Vacation

Yes, Mamm! Berea Program Receives $12,000 Grant to Provide Additional Breast Cancer Screenings in Berea

The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund, to continue the Yes, Mamm! program at Saint Joseph Berea. This program provides mammography screenings, diagnostic services, and other forms of support to individuals in need from central and eastern Kentucky. Continue reading Yes, Mamm! Berea Program Receives $12,000 Grant to Provide Additional Breast Cancer Screenings in Berea

The One and Only Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Rides Again

Cowboy Up for a Cure

The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm. Gates will open at 6pm, with tons of fun for the whole family. Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana. Continue reading The One and Only Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Rides Again

Gov. Bevin signs Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act into Law; Kentuckians now will benefit from online eye-care safety standards

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law House Bill 191, the Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act.

“We are very pleased that Gov. Bevin and the Legislature took quick action to protect Kentucky consumers so they benefit from these safeguards no matter how they choose to obtain their glasses and contacts,” said Dr. Randy Steele, president of the Kentucky Optometric Association and an optometrist in Georgetown, Ky. Continue reading Gov. Bevin signs Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act into Law; Kentuckians now will benefit from online eye-care safety standards

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

Diabetic Education, 4 week series

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Join this 4-week series to learn the latest on managing diabetes. Led by certified diabetes educators, topics include healthy eating, being active, taking medications, monitoring, healthy coping and reducing risks. Free sessions meet on Mondays – April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Fayette Co. Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY. To sign up call 859-288-2446 or email [email protected].

Tea and Fashion Show

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The Fayette County Extension Homemakers Food and Nutrition Committee is planning a Tea and Fashion Show on May 11, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Fayette Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY. The cost of the event is $18.00 per person. The purpose of the Tea is to create awareness and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research which is a project of Kentucky Extension Homemakers (KEHA) Continue reading Tea and Fashion Show

Still Need Measures to Reduce Smoking, Tobacco Use in Kentucky

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow has worked tirelessly over the past six months to provide lawmakers and Kentucky voters with the evidence that a $1-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax will reduce cancer and greatly improve health in Kentucky by reducing our high smoking rates. Continue reading Still Need Measures to Reduce Smoking, Tobacco Use in Kentucky

Alleviate Spring Allergy Symptoms Through Prevention and Treatment

Spring has sprung, which means that many Americans are already dealing with seasonal allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing and watery eyes. Nasal allergies affect nearly 50 million Americans each year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kentucky is regularly ranked as one of the worst states in the country for allergies, but with the proper prevention and treatment, symptoms can be alleviated. This spring, Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, is encouraging community members to take precautions to help curb seasonal allergies. Continue reading Alleviate Spring Allergy Symptoms Through Prevention and Treatment