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Tuberculosis Remains as a Serious Public Health Concern

As part of its ongoing work to educate the public about tuberculosis (TB) and prevent the spread of the disease, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), a part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is reminding Kentuckians that March 24 is World TB Day.

This year’s theme from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “Unite to End TB” to emphasize the partnership between various organizations to eliminate TB. To show his support, Governor Matthew Bevin has declared March 2017 as “TB Continue reading Tuberculosis Remains as a Serious Public Health Concern

KY Labor Cabinet to Hold Free OSHA Training in Lexington Next Week

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will host free OSHA training in Lexington from March 20-23. The week-long workplace safety seminar is a part of the Labor Cabinet’s Population Center Training series which are held in various cities across the state throughout the year.

Population Center Training courses are for both employers and employees and are typically given over a one-week period at each location. The courses are designed to outline the requirements contained in the various subparts of the General Industry and Continue reading KY Labor Cabinet to Hold Free OSHA Training in Lexington Next Week

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Lower Premiums, Reduce Deficit

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act’s Congressional Budget Office score:

“Obamacare is a failed law that is hurting the middle class. Maintaining the current Obamacare status quo is not an option. That is why voters wanted change this election and tasked Republicans in Congress and President Trump to repeal and replace Continue reading CBO: American Health Care Act Will Lower Premiums, Reduce Deficit

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy

For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), according to findings from the 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report. The report was Continue reading New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy

FOURTH ANNUAL COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO OFFERS NEW ATTRACTIONS VOTED “2016 MID-STATES RODEO OF THE YEAR”

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey

Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its fourth ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. Families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations and numerous specialty vendor booths.

Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided again this year Continue reading FOURTH ANNUAL COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO OFFERS NEW ATTRACTIONS VOTED “2016 MID-STATES RODEO OF THE YEAR”

Pothole repair today on Interstate 75

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) maintenance crews will be repairing potholes today between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on portions of Interstate 75 in Fayette and Scott Counties.

Repair work will occur in both directions of the interstate, at milepoint 117.4 (northern split) in Fayette and milepoint 121.1 (Cane Run Bridge) in Scott County. Two lanes will remain open at all times.

For real-time traffic and roadway information, visit http://goky.ky.gov.