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Today's News

  • Adults skipping medical care or using ER instead

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A report issued by Families USA found that more than one in four adults who bought individual insurance policies last year went without needed care because they could not afford it.
    High deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for missed care, such as medical tests, treatments and follow-up care, according to the report “Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care.”

  • Kentucky pharmacists now allowed to dispense heroin-fighting drug without a prescription

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky pharmacists now are able to dispense a drug that can quickly reverse heroin and opioid overdoses without a doctor's prescription.

  • HIV outbreak warning to rural Kentucky, officials say

    By Laura Ungar and Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Many small towns in Appalachian Kentucky look a lot like Austin, Ind.; a picture of rural America with its shop-lined Main Street and stubble-filled cornfields — and the unlikely epicenter of the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana's history.
    While Kentucky communities have avoided an outbreak so far, the raw ingredients of Austin's tragedy are all there: poverty, doctor shortages and a scourge of pain-pill addiction that has led to rampant intravenous drug abuse.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline releases easements in LaRue County

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Developers for the Bluegrass Pipeline pulled the plug on the controversial project last year – and land transactions indicate the company is relinquishing claims in LaRue County.
    Letters were sent to several property owners stating:

  • Enter a chance to be the ‘official cake cutter’

    Attention parents with children K-5... enter the contest below to be the “official cake cutter” at the Bicentennial Celebration, Party in the Park, on May 30 at Graham Memorial Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Must turn in application by May 22 to the Chamber of Commerce, 239 N. Spalding Avenue. Winner will be announced May 26.
    This event will include games, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, train rides, food, and birthday cake.
     

  • Gerhardt is ‘Celebrity of the Quarter at SVH
  • Thompson and Yates will marry June 6

     

  • School district hosting multiple summer camps

    The last day of school is May 27 for Marion County Public School students, but district officials hope learning will continue throughout the summer.
    The district is offering 12 different camps this summer with programs for students from kindergarten through high school.
    “This is a new thing that we’re doing. We’re calling it the Summer Dream Academy,” said Todd Farmer, the MCPS federal programs director.

  • 5-20-15 Birthday Announcement

     

    Abby Jennings celebrated her 1st birthday on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with her parents, Christy and Chad Jennings in Florida.
    Maternal grandparents are Carolyn Nalley Gootee (formerly of Loretto) and Joseph William Jr. (formerly of Loretto) and Beverly Gootee, all of Lexington. Great-grandparents are the late Truston and Elsie Nalley, Louise Gootee of Lexington and the late Joe Gootee. Paternal grandparents are Diane Jennings of Waddy, and the late William Jennings.
     

  • Linda Avenue man gets probation for facilitation to theft

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for facilitation to theft by unlawful taking over $500. This is amended from a charge of first-degree robbery.
    Cox was arrested in connection with a reported assault and robbery Feb. 2 against Leon Ray Hudson at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    In other circuit court news: