Melissa Patrick, Author at Middlesboro News


Ky. and local governments will split settlement with opioid makers

When a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors is settled, Kentucky will allocate half of any proceeds to the state and the other half ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:48 am


Reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy are many in Kentucky

In a society that gives out trophies for participation, it’s only natural that the U.S. is celebrating that about a third of its population is ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:26 am


Study finds rural users of electronic cigarettes are older, and often sicker, than their urban counterparts

A new study out of West Virginia University says rural users of electronic cigarettes are older, and often get sicker, than their urban counterparts. The ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:48 am


Special open enrollment period for health insurance extended to Aug. 15; new rules expand who qualifies

The special open enrollment period for people to buy government-subsidized health insurance on the federal marketplace has been extended by three months to Aug. 15. ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:37 am


Bill requiring Kentucky drivers to pass vision test at each license renewal nears final approval

Kentucky is close to becoming the 43rd state to require drivers to have a vision screening every time they renew their license. The rule is ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:09 pm


CDC says people fully vaccinated can gather without masks in some cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines Monday for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying they can gather indoors ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:43 pm


Capacity limits going to 60% for many; Beshear gives ‘optimistic’ report

Following seven weeks of declining coronavirus cases and positive-test rates, along with an increasing supply of vaccines, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that many businesses would ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:12 am


State to get a 29% boost in vaccine supply next week

Kentucky’s coronavirus vaccine supply will increase by 29 percent next week, and the amount being sent through the federal pharmacy program will double, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:03 am


Gray tasked with getting vaccines to Kentuckians

State Transportation Secretary Jim Gray manages a $2.2 billion budget and has been president of an international construction firm, two-term mayor of Lexington, and Democratic ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, February 1, 2021 7:45 am


State reports 49 more deaths from COVID-19

January is on track to be Kentucky’s deadliest month Gov. Andy Beshear and his health commissioner have long said Covid-19 deaths are a lagging indicator ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:33 am

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