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Kentucky’s 10- to 17-year-old youth rank No. 1 for obesity

In 2019-20, Kentucky had the highest obesity rate in the nation for children between the ages of 10 and 17, 23.8 percent; almost half again ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, October 29, 2021 9:13 am


Poll, falling vaccination rates spark concern that Covid-19 conflicts make Kentuckians skeptical of long-accepted vaccines

The first day of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s annual health policy forum addressed vaccine hesitancy, which the foundation’s latest poll and other information ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:54 pm


COVID cases in children are rising; Vaccination is up, but less than cases

Kentucky reported more Covid-19 cases last week than in any other week during the pandemic, 29,456, and Gov. Andy Beshear said at this point the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:01 am


Only 25% of Ky. students have received COVID vaccine

With only one-fourth of Kentucky’s eligible school children vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said it best when he said “that’s not enough.” “As we ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, July 12, 2021 1:27 pm


At last regular COVID-19 press briefing, Beshear says crisis is over but pandemic is not; rescinds most restrictions, reflects on fight

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, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:00 pm


Beshear starts incentives to get people vaccinated; Includes 15 scholarships for students, three $1 million drawings

As coronavirus vaccination rates in Kentucky keep slowing, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced new lottery-style incentives: $1 million each for three residents who have received ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:35 pm


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

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