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  • UK pharmacy professor develops nasal spray to stop heroin and other opioid overdoses

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A University of Kentucky pharmacy professor has developed a nasal spray to stop heroin and other opioid overdoses, and his invention has now been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration.
    Daniel Wermeling, who also is a UK alumnus, has worked on ways to better administer naloxone, a drug that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses. The drug is used with a needle by emergency workers and others, but nasal spray is a quicker and easier method.

  • Staying in the driver's seat

    By Rich Suwanski
    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Mark Moseley is 92 years old and still drives his 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, even though his family would rather he not get behind the wheel anymore.
    "My children don't want me to drive," he said with a chuckle. "They say my reflexes aren't the same, like if someone stops quickly in front of me, they think I don't react quickly enough."

  • Kentucky starts fiscal year with 2.2 percent growth in General Fund revenue

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky started its fiscal year with a 2.2 percent increase in General Fund revenue in July, state budget director Jane Driskell reported Monday.
    The General Fund, which pays for most state programs, collected $705.9 million in July.
    Driskell said the General Fund's growth is "a positive sign, especially since our two largest taxes — individual income and sales tax — grew at robust levels of 5.9 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively."

  • Health coverage information, screenings and wellness tips available at State Fair

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information about Gov. Steve Beshear’s new health initiative and updates about the state’s health benefit exchange at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit.

  • Washington County residents not happy with KKK fliers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Residents in northern Washington County woke Sunday, July 20, to find a small package in their driveways, and many have expressed displeasure with the message that was sent.
    Some time late Saturday (July 19) night or early Sunday morning, plastic sandwich bags containing a flier were distributed throughout Mackville, Texas and Willisburg, and the message was that of a recruiting effort for the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Miles resigns from school board

    Bernard Miles has resigned from the Marion County Board of Education, leaving the board with two vacancies.
    Miles, who was representing District 1 on the board, submitted his resignation via email Friday afternoon.
    "I am resigning from the board [of] education as [of] 4:40 p.m. 08/8/2014. Thanks bernard," he wrote.
    The message was sent at 4:38 p.m. Aug. 8 with the subject line of "Re: Salary Revisions."
    Schlosser also sent a reply to Miles resignation announcement, which reads as follows:
    "Mr. Miles,

  • Former Club Cherry manager has died

    Obie Slater grew up as the son of a sharecropper from Mississippi. He died Aug. 6 in Lebanon, where he famously ran a popular nightclub for decades.
    Slater was 85.
    “He was small in stature, but his constitution and his will and his desire were huge,” Ruth Ann Fogle said.
    Fogle knew about Slater’s time as the manager for Club Cherry from her mother and her aunts.
    “He sounded like a rock star,” she said.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE COMMUNICATIONS

    • Superintendent’s report

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at city hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting is as follows:

    • Delegations: Agnes Williams regarding a Rosenwalk class reunion, Frank Buckler and Brian Gaddie regarding a noise variance, and Jessica Miles regarding the Spooktacular 5K

    • Minutes of previous council meetings

    • Payment of Bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

  • Miles resigns from school board

     Bernard Miles has resigned from the Marion County Board of Education, leaving the board with two vacancies.