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From the Office of Mitch McConnell

McConnell Announces Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Foundation Statement: McConnell Tobacco-21 Bill is Key to Stemming Youth Vaping Epidemic

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today announced plans to introduce a “tobacco 21” bill in the U.S. Senate to raise the minimum legal age for tobacco sales nationwide from 18 to 21. Following is a statement from Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, who joined Sen. McConnell at the Foundation’s offices in Louisville for the announcement: Continue reading Foundation Statement: McConnell Tobacco-21 Bill is Key to Stemming Youth Vaping Epidemic

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Grant Applications For The Federal Victims Of Crime Act Will Be Available In May

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that applications will be available May 3 for obtaining grants under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Programs that offer direct services to victims of violent crime may apply for the funds. Applications are due by June 15, and awards are scheduled to be announced in October. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Kentucky Residents Affected by National Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon

The Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today that 16 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of Salmonella Carrau that has been linked by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pre-cut melon including cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew. DPH is advising that the public should discard any pre-cut melon or fruit salads that contain pre-cut melon. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families.

Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van driving around paying Medicaid participants $20 for a DNA sample and health insurance information, while other senior Kentuckians are receiving calls offering medical devices through Medicare. One Warren County senior reported $1,300 in medical bills for back braces that were not medically necessary. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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 occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations. Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Leading Kentucky’s Fight to Protect Affordable Health Care

We all pay too much for health care. Far too many do not go to the doctor or fill a prescription because it simply costs too much.

I am fighting on many fronts to protect access to affordable health care because I don’t want to see medical bills continue to climb and millions of people to lose coverage. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Seventh annual i know expo

Worrying about finding help for Dad at home? Looking for someone to advise you with your estate planning? Wondering which senior living home would best suit Mom?

More than 100 professionals with invaluable resources about caregiving, aging adults and persons coping with disabilities will be at the seventh annual I KNOW EXPO from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at our new location at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane. (The new location is behind Southland Church off Richmond Road.) Continue reading Seventh annual i know expo

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

KYTC drives attention to work zone safety during construction season

As warm weather sweeps across the Commonwealth bringing signs of spring, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights on roadways as construction and maintenance activities resume. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is driving attention to National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) – April 8-12 – to encourage motorists to take a vested interest in work zone safety by slowing down and driving without distractions in active work zones.

Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Matt Bevin

Gov. Bevin, Kentuckians Win Major Pro-Life Legal Victory Today

Gov. Matt Bevin and the people of the Commonwealth today won a major pro-life legal victory, as a federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of House Bill 2 (2017). HB 2 requires an abortion provider to provide mothers with an ultrasound and the opportunity to receive a description of what it depicts, as well as the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat, before she chooses to terminate her pregnancy.

Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Sixth Annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Returns to Alltech Arena

Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center at Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7pm.

Gates will open at 6pm and attendees can enjoy our children’s activity center or shop for rodeo style apparel at one of the many vendors on-hand.

Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana, with a field of over 200 entrants. Continue reading Sixth Annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo Returns to Alltech Arena

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection and the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019