One of the many challenges facing Kentuckians who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus is that they still have unanswered questions about vaccines, some based on facts and others based on myths. This story is an attempt to sort through some of those questions and to counter misinformation.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky stands to eventually reap more than $460 million to combat its opioid-addiction woes as its share from a possible $26 billion settlement with several pharmaceutical companies, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after someone made death threats to Clay County school officials over plans to move graves from a cemetery on school property, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The hallways of the State Capitol in Frankfort, which for years featured Kentucky Derby posters hanging on the wall, now have a wider variety of art, thanks to Kentuckians from around the state.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, as another surge of cases is taking place in Kentucky, and researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a national study of younger adults to answer more questions about it.PreventCovidU has several questions: How is C…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - An increase of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky due to the Delta variant has led Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials to recommend that some people resume wearing masks in public settings as well as continuing to urge Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
It's easy to find your locality's coronavirus vaccination rate, but what about its vaccine hesitancy rate, or local interest in vaccination? Two new interactive tools reveal those numbers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Only one elected position in Kentucky requires passing an examination before running for office, and that test, which is administered only once every four years, will be given this fall.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky will share in a $75 million multi-state settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, in a federal lawsuit that alleged the company overcharged state Medicaid programs for drugs.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – A rise in work-related pedestrian fatalities has prompted the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program, or KOSHS, to issue a hazard alert notice.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mask usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic when school classes resume for the fall semester has local districts in Kentucky going their own way on the issue.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has extended the deadline for Kentuckians impacted by severe storms to register for help under the Individual Assistance program.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set revised income eligibility guidelines for students and adults to participate in free and reduced-price meal programs through the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the 2021-2022 school year.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Kentucky will be deploying more than 220 National Guard members to the southern border later this year.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky has begun to see another uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack.During a Capitol press conference, Stack said Kentucky had seen eight straight weeks of declines. “Last week, there were 100 more cases than the we…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a coalition of 37 states and the District of Columbia to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google.
LONDON — The Corbin 9-10-year old All-Stars started scoring early and put in a little cushion with a 5-run fifth inning to win 10-1 over Pineville-Bell on Thursday in the District 4 Tournament at the South Laurel Little League Complex.
LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Horticulture Council and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension will highlight many of Kentucky’s cut flower growers on KHC’s social media channels every day in July. Viewers can learn how Kentucky’s farmer-florists make their products available to customers th…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky would become a Second Amendment sanctuary state if legislation being proposed for the 2022 General Assembly is enacted.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. eastern time is the deadline to register for the first drawing for $1 million or a full college scholarship as part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive program.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams is warning Kentuckians, especially business owners and operators, about scams that misleadingly offer to sell documents that can be obtained from the Secretary of State’s office at little or no charge.
The annual Kids Count Data Book on children's well-being, released June 21 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates, again ranks Kentucky 37th in the nation for the overall well-being of its children.
At least 17 people in Kentucky have become sick in an outbreak of Salmonella bacteria that are linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kentucky workers filed 45 percent more occupational safety and health complaints in 2020 than in 2019, but only 8 percent of them have been investigated, reports Matt Mencarini of the Courier Journal.
Leading indicators of the pandemic in Kentucky have passed more milestones on a steady downward trend, but new daily vaccinations against the coronavirus are also declining, after a two-week rise.
FRANKFORT, Ky. - To enhance its investigation into unexplained bird mortality occurring in Kentucky, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is asking the public to report encounters with sick and dead birds through a new online reporting system.
As soon as court was adjourned, Pulaski County Constable Michael “Wally” Wallace began removing personal items – his suit jacket, tie, watch, rings – to hand over to family members. He had only a few moments to say goodbye to family before being led away by officers with the U.S. Marshals Service.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of Kentuckians can now apply for a waiver that could clear them from having to repay the overpayments included in their unemployment benefits.The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance says it has mailed notices to about 14,000 unemployment claimants identi…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences.
WILLIAMSBURG — “Bone” appétit—local teachers and sisters-in-law have teamed up to offer homemade, organic treats for your four-legged friends.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents now have the option of getting their driver's license renewed online.The service launched Monday with Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray saying it would lead to “greater efficiency, greater security and more choices” for drivers.Online renewal…
In his last regular Covid-19 press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear lifted the statewide mask mandate for most settings, ended capacity limits for businesses and venues, and ended the state's "healthy at work" requirements, citing an ever-increasing number of Kentuckians getting a coronavirus v…
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A legislative subcommittee charged with overseeing the state’s regulatory process rejected a regulation Tuesday that would allow the governor to extend the mask mandate past its June 11 expiration date.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Two Kentucky House members have proposed a second piece of legislation for the 2022 legislative session that would ban teaching critical race theory in the state’s public schools.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – State officials announced Monday that additional FEMA staff will be available in person during the coming days, to assist Kentuckians eligible for federal disaster aid, due to severe weather and flooding that occurred earlier this year.Kentucky homeowners, renters or bu…
WILLIAMSBURG — University of the Cumberlands has partnered with Spalding University and F2F – Bridging the Gap this summer to offer a virtual course on “bridging the gap.” Through the course, undergraduate students met virtually to engage in dialogue that crossed political, cultural, and exp…
FRANKFORT -- No matter what part of Kentucky you’re in, you’ll have ways to stay engaged in action at the State Capitol when members of the General Assembly begin holding interim committee meetings this week.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will reopen its prisons to visitors starting next month as the COVID-19 vaccination rate has risen among inmates, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
A photo contest is underway until June 5, 2021, to capture the nature, places, experiences and people of southern and eastern Kentucky, and the prize features one of the region’s top events.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Two million Kentuckians have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19, while new cases and the state’s positivity rate have now dropped for three straight weeks, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – If you think the weather in Kentucky has become warmer and wetter over the past few years, you are absolutely right, and the new “normal” issued by the National Weather Service will bear this out.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The first woman to become command sergeant major of a U.S. Army division will step into that role this week in Kentucky.
Dr. Richard Van Dam was hopeful he could be "mentored" by Somerset's Congressman Hal Rogers, the 5th District Representative for over 40 years.
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to abusing a vulnerable adult at a Pulaski County care facility has been sentenced to five years in prison.
ONEIDA, Ky. – An Oneida man is dead and another in custody after a verbal argument reportedly led to a fatal shooting Sunday morning.
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Irene Walters Fidler, 89, died July 21, 2021. She was born in Rockholds, KY, daughter of William and Nannie Longworth Walters. For more info, visit ferncreekfuneralhome.com
Walter Thomas West, age 83 of Gray, KY was born in Knox County on May 26, 1938 to the late Lee and Eva Ogan West and departed this life on July 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tom was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Freedom Point Church. He enjoyed work…
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