Al Cross, Author at Middlesboro News


Kentucky lacks enough primary care physicians: Shortage is worst in rural counties

AL CROSS Kentucky Health News Most of Kentucky’s rural counties and some of its metropolitan areas have too few primary-care doctors and they are leaving ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 30, 2022 9:05 am


Covid numbers drop except in eastern Kentucky

Al Cross Kentucky Health News The weekly Covid-19 risk map for Kentucky took a solid turn for the better last week, as more than a ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7:42 am


Program offers free produce for Kentucky seniors

Low-income seniors who are at risk of poor nutrition have been unable to get free fruits and vegetables from Kentucky farmers’ markets this month, but ... Read more

by Al Cross, Saturday, June 25, 2022 8:00 am

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Kentucky’s new-case COVID rate falls more than any other state’s in last 2 weeks

As the United States sees the highest number of new cases of the coronavirus since the surge in late summer, Kentucky is an outlier. In ... Read more

by Al Cross, Monday, December 27, 2021 6:59 am

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Pandemic map is mainly orange, but has plenty of red counties

Kentucky’s coronavirus map is now mainly orange, indicating the continued decline in new cases in the last five weeks, but the state’s new-case rate is ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, October 29, 2021 9:16 am


Covid-19 is killing 40 Kentuckians a day

Most measures of the pandemic in Kentucky inched down Wednesday, except the most serious: deaths and Covid-19 patients on mechanical ventilation. The state reported 52 ... Read more

by Al Cross, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:07 am


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:59 am


Daily new cases hit a two-month high

At current rate, it will be early Dec. before 70% of Kentuckians are immunized Kentucky reported 669 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the largest ... Read more

by Al Cross, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:15 am


Legislature aims at addressing emergency powers of governor

The legislature’s planned changes in the governor’s emergency powers will address “an institutional situation, not an individual situation” like Gov. Andy Beshear’s ongoing mandates during ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:38 am


Beshear says people 75 and older have ‘compelling argument’ to get virus vaccine after nursing homes and health-care workers

Kentuckians 75 and older have a “very compelling argument” to be among those next in line to get vaccines for the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Al Cross, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:18 am

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