Mary Meehan/Ohio Valley ReSource

 

Dressed in crisp blue scrubs, Certified Nurse Midwife JoAnne Burris walks briskly, the click of her sensible clogs a counterpoint to smooth jazz in the hall.

The University of Kentucky Midwife Clinic, with its large, color prints of newborns on earth-tone walls, still has that new furniture smell. But word-of-mouth already has the waiting room full.  


Ribbon Cut for Renovated Lodge at Jenny Wiley Park

Jun 22, 2017
wymt.com

Kentucky officials cut the ribbon  Wednesday on a $1.7 million renovated lodge at Prestonburg’s Jenny Wiley State Park. 

State park officials hope to see an increase in conference and tourism activity this summer.


Lexington Council Expected to Pass New Budget

Jun 22, 2017
kentucky.com

Lexington’s council is expected to take final action Thursday night on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  

Council made relatively few changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s recommended spending plan.


Julia Dake

A new film, having its Kentucky premiere this week, touches on themes that are very much in the forefront today.  

Issues like: marriage equality; family values; cultural diversity; interracial relationships; and the efforts of churches and religion to remain relevant in a changing society.  

Stu Johnson

New rainbow-striped crosswalks at a downtown Lexington intersection became a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s council work session.

The four permanent crosswalks, at the intersection of Limestone and Short Streets, were marked this week in advance of the city’s weekend Pride Festival.  


Annual Counts Find 4,025 Homeless In Kentucky

Jun 21, 2017

Officials say annual counts have found 4,025 homeless people living in Kentucky.

visitlex.com

Agriculture in Fayette County accounts for $2.3 billion in annual economic activity. 

That’s according to a report given Tuesday to Lexington’s council.


The members of bluegrass band Punch Brothers are waist deep in personal projects and are just coming out of a 10-month break. As Chris Thile and “the boys” gear up for upcoming festivals, including ROMP Festival 2017 this Friday in Owensboro, Mike Gowen speaks with him about the interrelatedness of his projects and the theme of “The Phosphorescent Blues.”

A new report finds doctors in Kentucky diagnosed more cases of opioid addiction for people with private insurance than any other state in 2016.

 

The report is by Amino, a health-care transparency company that aims to estimate the costs of care. The Courier-Journal reports 23 of every 1,000 Kentuckians were diagnosed with an opioid use disorder in 2016. Nationally, 1.4 million privately insured patients were diagnosed with opioid use disorder--that’s six times more than in 2012.

GOP's Health Care Rollback Collides with the Opioid Epidemic

Jun 20, 2017

The Republican campaign to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law is colliding with the opioid epidemic. Medicaid cutbacks would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data and concerned lawmakers in both parties.

The central issue is that the House health care bill would phase out expanded Medicaid, which allows states to provide federally backed insurance to low-income adults previously not eligible. Many people in that demographic are in their 20s and 30s and dealing with opioid addiction. Dollars from Washington have allowed states to boost their response to the crisis, paying for medication, counseling, therapy and other services.

Pages

Summer Fund Drive

WEKU Summer Fund Drive

June 10 - 25. All donors eligible to win a two-night stay at Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast. Click "DONATE" for more info or to GIVE NOW.

Eastern Standard

WEKU's weekly public affairs program discussing topics and concerns of Central and Southeastern Ky. Call 800-621-8890. Email: wekueasternstandard@gmail.com Tweet @wekuest

Ohio Valley ReSource

Mary Meehan/Ohio Valley ReSource

 

Dressed in crisp blue scrubs, Certified Nurse Midwife JoAnne Burris walks briskly, the click of her sensible clogs a counterpoint to smooth jazz in the hall.

The University of Kentucky Midwife Clinic, with its large, color prints of newborns on earth-tone walls, still has that new furniture smell. But word-of-mouth already has the waiting room full.  


Roxy Todd

 

"I’d love to be able to stay here,” said 32-year-old West Virginian Mark Combs. “The people are great. But it’s just dying. If you want to succeed you’ve gotta leave.”

Mark is an actor and an Iraqi war veteran. He thinks there has to be a better life, or at least better economic opportunities, elsewhere. He decided to head west for Los Angeles.  


U.S. Department of Energy

Paducah, Kentucky, is home to USEC, a Department of Energy uranium enrichment facility that operated for 50 years until being decommissioned in 2013.

Just across the Ohio River lies the Honeywell corporation’s Metropolis Works, the nation’s only uranium conversion plant.


More Information