The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on the Commonwealth last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.
Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. In the years since, it has failed and hurt countless families along the way. Now, with the health plan Senate Republicans unveiled, we finally have the chance to move beyond this failed law with smarter health solutions.
A $200,000 grant has been awarded for the environmental clean-up of the former Parker Seal plant in Berea. The Brownfields Program grant was secured from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council Inc. (KRFDC) in partnership with Fahe in Berea. Continue reading $200K Awarded for Parker Seal Cleanup→
Deceitful Blacktop Contractors Targeting Central Kentucky Residents
Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear and Woodford County Sheriff Wayne “Tiny” Wright said a group of door-to-door blacktop contractors are targeting elderly residents in Woodford County, and possibly families in the Central Kentucky region.
Beshear said Sheriff Wright contacted his office after a Woodford County resident was pressured into overpaying contractors to seal Continue reading Scam Alert→
The Fourth of July and fireworks go hand in hand, and while bright lights and loud bursts will soon fill the air to signify the national holiday, thousands of people will spend it in the emergency room, suffering from a fireworks-related injury. For the upcoming celebration, Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, is encouraging everyone to take precautions to avoid injuries and ensure a safe holiday. Continue reading Take Precautions During Fourth of July Celebration to Avoid Injuries→
Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. KidsandCars.org reports that 39 children died in the U.S. during 2016 from vehicular heat stroke with 11 deaths already in 2017. Continue reading KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children→
Planning for future financial needs should happen as early as possible when or before someone develops a dementia. Learn about financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to put plans in place. Guest presenters will be include Mary Crowley Schmidt of the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Angel Continue reading Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia→
With summer upon us, KentuckyOne Health is encouraging all Kentuckians to stay safe while enjoying outdoor activities. Many people often think of the dangers associated with swimming during summer months, but everyday activities such as gardening, mowing the lawn, grilling, and riding a bicycle or skateboard can also be dangerous – especially for children. Following safety guidelines can help avoid traumatic injury while Continue reading KentuckyOne Health Encourages Summer Safety→
As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is emphasizing the negative impact of arthritis on people who live in rural areas.