Breast Cancer Awareness Month will soon be upon us during the month of October. This is a time dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, which affects about 1 in 8 women in the United States over the course of their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, Continue reading Scheduling a Breast Cancer Screening Can Help Save Your Life→
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, reports two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza, indicating the presence of flu activity in Kentucky. The cases are both from Jefferson County.
The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends flu vaccine for all individuals aged six months of age and older. People who are strongly encouraged to receive the flu vaccine because they may be at higher risk for complications or negative consequences include: Continue reading Early Influenza Cases Reported→
As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is celebrating Newborn Screening Awareness Month by promoting awareness about the importance of early screening for Kentucky babies.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Continue reading ALZHEIMER FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP→
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY-06) announced today that Chrysalis House, Inc. (CHI) in Lexington, Kentucky has received a $2.62 million competitive federal grant which will help CHI provide expanded comprehensive, high-quality residential substance abuse treatment for low-income, pregnant or postpartum women and their children. Additionally, this funding will allow CHI to provide outpatient services for children, such as counseling regarding substance abuse prevention, and targeted outreach in Kentucky to thousands of women and extended family members. Continue reading McConnell, Barr Help Secure $2.62 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for KY Women and their Children→
In anticipation of Hurricane Irma and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in the relief effort.
Secretary Thomas issued an emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to the affected areas to deliver goods, restore utilities and remove debris.
Updated: Editors and broadcasters, the offer has been extended through Sept. 14 to residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and other states where evacuations are being ordered. The release has been revised to reflect these changes.
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. Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints→
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?→
The first few weeks of a new school year can be overwhelming and sometimes very difficult for many students. With classes now back in session across the Commonwealth, officials want school staff and parents to know about that a recent report that indicated an alarming number of Kentucky teenagers have considered or attempted suicide.
In the next couple of weeks we will have to move our prescription drug disposal box because of the new parking lot design. once the construction is complete we will place this important service back into operations.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hopefully this service will be back very soon. – David Gregory Police Chief