Lexington police arrested five people after a rowdy Keeneland crowd started throwing things during a mid-afternoon melee.

According to Kentucky.com, police officers at the track called for backup during a dispatch call around 3:30 p.m. The call reported a unruly crowd of about 200.

Lexington police Lt. Paul Boyles told Kentucky.com that the crowd "turned on" an officer while they making an arrest for underaged drinking. 

Boyles said people were throwing bottles and  "a variety of other things."

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There is now a Hepatitis A outbreak in Jefferson and five surrounding counties in Kentucky. 

The state now recommends that people in Jefferson, Hardin, Bullitt, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties be vacinnated.

Transmitted mostly through fecal matter Hepatitis A can live outside the body for extended periods of time making it a higher risk for transmission.  How might be spread between different counties and why was there a travel advisory issued by Indiana last week.

Pilots, Parachuters Prepare For Thunder Over Louisville

Apr 20, 2018
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When he was young, Louisville-native Russ Lemay never imagined he’d be jumping out of airplanes for a living. But Lemay has now helped rescue hundreds of people as a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard, and will showcase his talent in Thunder Over Louisville Saturday.

Nearly three dozen aircraft will fly over the city during Thunder Over Louisville’s air show. Lemay said he has looked forward to the event because it offers a unique experience to parachuting.

Poll Reflects a Drop in Prescription Pill Abuse

Apr 20, 2018

A new poll shows one in four Kentuckians knows someone who has abuse prescription pain drugs.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll also showed a decrease in the number of adults in the 

Students at Marshall County High School in far west Kentucky participated in a statewide moment of silence this morning, to remember the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope--two 15-year-old students who lost their lives to a shooter at the school January 23rd. More than a dozen other students were wounded during the shooting.

 Marshall County High School junior Keaton Conner stood silently alongside other students and teachers as they circled the school to honor classmates who lost their lives only three months ago.

New Map Shows Explosion of Fluorinated Chemical Contamination

Apr 20, 2018

 

The non-profit Environmental Working Group and a team of environmental health researchers at Northeastern University in Boston developed the map, which tracks publicly-known contaminated sites reported from both EPA testing and state and local agencies.

Pension Fix Forcing Cuts At Kentucky Health Departments

Apr 20, 2018
Kentucky.com

Before the legislature acted on Saturday evening, Kentucky’s county health departments were planning on collectively owing $38 million dollars to their flailing pension system. 
At the Kentucky River District Health Department in Southeast Kentucky, director Scott Lockard says his department’s share is $1.5 million dollars. But now, he’ll owe it in July of 2019, instead of this year. 
“We will have a pension increase a year from now, but it gives us much more time to put in solutions and deal with that increase.” 

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One of Kentucky’s best known gardeners uses out of state appearances to spread the word about Kentucky’s attractions, which can offer a healthy boost in tourism dollars.  Jon Carloftis gave a presentation Thursday before the Lexington Rotary Club.

Appalachian Research Day Focuses on Opioid Epidemic

Apr 19, 2018
ruralhealthmed.uky.edu

This year’s Appalachian Research Day event in Hazard focused on efforts to address the opioid epidemic.  The one day program Wednesday included innovation stations from schools throughout eastern Kentucky. 

 

The hometown of the “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe finally has its own museum honoring the legendary musician. 

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New Map Shows Explosion of Fluorinated Chemical Contamination

Apr 20, 2018

 

The non-profit Environmental Working Group and a team of environmental health researchers at Northeastern University in Boston developed the map, which tracks publicly-known contaminated sites reported from both EPA testing and state and local agencies.

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Billy Hobby’s days are largely filled by two things: church and pool.

“I play everyday, mostly,” Hobby said, sitting next to his wife, Barbara.

“Well, I enjoy watching him play,” Barbara Hobby said. “He’s got health problems, can’t go out of town and play all the time.”

 

 

Billy and Barbara were in Cadiz, Kentucky, about 20 miles from their home in Princeton so that the 86-year-old pool player could compete in a weekly tournament.

Trump Visits West Virginia Hints at Utility Bailout

Apr 5, 2018
Associate Press

President Donald Trump today visited West Virginia for a roundtable discussion on the recently-passed tax bill. The president also indicated the administration is looking closely at a recent emergency request made by regional electric utility FirstEnergy.  

Trump told a crowd in White Sulphur Springs he is looking closely at a request by the Ohio-based utility for emergency aid to keep its struggling coal and nuclear plants running.


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