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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: Warm Weather Brings Seasonal Home Repair Scammers

With temperatures on the rise, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to use caution when hiring door-to-door contractors that promise too-good-to-be-true deals. Beshear says those “deals” can quickly turn into home improvement scams.

Over the past two years, Beshear’s office has received nearly 400 home repair scam complaints from Kentuckians in 25 counties, including Boone, Caldwell, Fayette, Franklin, Grayson, Jefferson, McCracken, Shelby and Warren Counties. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR MAY 2019

WEBINAR: CAREGIVING 101: HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE & STRESS LESS

The needs of a person with dementia can seem to be almost limitless and every-changing. Caregivers are often overwhelmed with their responsibilities, for which there is no instruction manual. Join us as we learn from Tonya Cox, a dementia expert who co-authored two of the books from the “Best Friends ApproachTM.”

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 11:00-12:00pm EST or 1:00-2:00pm EST.

Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

KSP Invites Public To Participate in CrossFit During Police Memorial Week

With over four million people across the world who self-identify as “CrossFitters,” it was only a matter of time before this revolutionary fitness model made its way into police training. The United States Military had already adopted this style of training, but now the Kentucky State Police Training Academy is a local affiliate: Thin Gray Line CrossFit. Continue reading KSP Invites Public To Participate in CrossFit During Police Memorial Week

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear Takes Action Against 23 Drug Makers Over Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices

Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced two lawsuits seeking to recover ill-gotten gains from 23 drug manufacturers that skyrocketed the prices of more than 100 prescription drugs, including drugs to treat diabetes, epilepsy and cancer.

In Franklin Circuit Court, Beshear filed suit against three of the largest insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis and Novo Nordisk, for driving up insulin prices. In addition, Beshear joined 43 attorneys general in a federal lawsuit targeting Teva Pharmaceuticals, plus 19 other drug manufacturers, and 15 senior executives for inflating generic drug prices.

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ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR MAY 2019

WEBINAR: CAREGIVING 101: HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE & STRESS LESS

The needs of a person with dementia can seem to be almost limitless and every-changing. Caregivers are often overwhelmed with their responsibilities, for which there is no instruction manual. Join us as we learn from Tonya Cox, a dementia expert who co-authored two of the books from the “Best Friends ApproachTM.”

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 11:00-12:00pm EST or 1:00-2:00pm EST.

Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

From the Commonwealth of KY Education & Workforce Development Cabinet

KCDHH emphasizes awareness and screenings during Better Speech and Hearing Month in May

Significant hearing loss can impact one’s emotional well-being, ability to work, socialize and even have a conversation with a family member or friend. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, and the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is raising awareness about the effects of hearing loss and providing resources for Kentuckians impacted by hearing loss.

Nearly 700,000 or 16 percent of Kentuckians are deaf and hard of hearing. Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises such as power equipment, car stereos, concerts, personal audio devices and fireworks. As a part of Better Speech and Hearing Month, KCDHH encourages everyone to be aware of the signs of hearing loss and learn about resources available to Kentuckians if a hearing loss is suspected.

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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Beshear: ‘One Ring’ Scam Phone Call Can Lead to Billing Charges

 Following a warning from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to warn Kentuckians against returning “one ring” phone calls that he said can result in costly billing charges.
 
The FCC indicates both phone numbers in the U.S. and from international area codes that also use three digits are being used in the scam, which is being reported across the country.

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Lexington Clinic Partners with Berea College

Berea College

Lexington Clinic is pleased to announce Berea College has signed a multi-year, exclusive population health and premier provider network agreement with Lexington Clinic.

With this agreement, approximately 1,200-1,300 members will become covered and gain affordable access to all Lexington Clinic offices and associate practices under Lexington Clinic’s award-winning population health program. In addition, Lexington Clinic will also provide on-site services, specifically designed to care for the needs of that population. Continue reading Lexington Clinic Partners with Berea College

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear, AGs Call on FCC to Help Stop Out-of-Country Scam Calls

Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 41 other attorneys general called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take further action to stop the rise of illegal scam calls.

 In formal legal comments, the attorneys general encourage the FCC to adopt rules laying out a strategic approach to help battle the constant invasion of illegal scam calls, many coming from criminals located out of the country, while also addressing the rampant use of spoofing in text messaging and alternative voice services.

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BBB Scam Alert – One Ring Phone Scam

PHONE SCAM

Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is warning residents to beware of the “one ring” phone scam that federal officials say is sweeping several states around the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday warned of waves of the “one ring” scam targeting specific area codes in bursts, often calling several times in the overnight hours.

FCC officials say that calling back to see who it is could result in per minute toll charges (much like “900” number calls). The FCC says these calls are using the “222” country code of the West African Continue reading BBB Scam Alert – One Ring Phone Scam

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR MAY 2019

WEBINAR: MEDICATIONS FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND OTHER DEMENTIAS: BENEFITS & SIDE EFFECTS

Learn from expert Dr. Daniela Claudia Moga of the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging what medications are used to treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia while learning benefits, limitations, side effects, and tips on how to get your loved one to take their medications. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR MAY 2019

New Service Array Gives Relative Caregivers More Options, Will Help Improve Outcomes for Kids

Across the Commonwealth, relatives and fictive kin are unsung heroes of our Kentucky Department for Community Based Services child welfare program.

Kentucky leads the nation in utilization of kin placements: Thousands of families care for children who would otherwise be in foster care. Because of the tremendous commitment from these families, more children have the opportunity to continue to thrive with familiar people and surroundings. Continue reading New Service Array Gives Relative Caregivers More Options, Will Help Improve Outcomes for Kids

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear: Medicaid Fraud Unit Secures Guilty Plea of Former Eastern Kentucky Suboxone Clinic Doctor

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced a former Eastern Kentucky doctor pleaded guilty to eight counts related to the illegal operation of a Suboxone clinic in Lawrence County. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

May is National Mental Health Month

An estimated one in five, 20% of Americans, struggle with mental illness or other mental health issues. In conjunction with Mental Health Month, in May, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is joining behavioral health organizations around the state and nation to increase public knowledge and spur action to boost mental health and general wellness. Continue reading May is National Mental Health Month