The Lexington Fayette County Health Department is consolidating its clinic services to one location. Beginning next Monday, October 3, the Public Health Clinic South on Regency Road will no longer provide clinical services such as immunizations, cancer screenings, and pregnancy tests. Those will still be offered at the Public Health Clinic North at 805 Newtown Circle.
From a very young age, Rick Lee always had an eye and an ear for history, especially history surrounding the Greatest Generation and World War II. Lee, now in the middle of his life and himself a veteran of the first Gulf War, still remembers when he was a child, seeing photos of and hearing stories about his father’s time in the military. Lee said watching the History Channel became a habit for him. Then one day, Lee had a revelatory moment. “A light bulb went off,” he said. “I thought, ‘instead of watching history on TV, you’ve got living history right in front of you.’”
If you drive by billboards or flip through magazines from time to time, you may have noticed pixelated squares popping up all over the place. These aren't scrambled checkerboards or alien landing pads, but QR codes, short for quick response codes.
The codes are scanned with a smartphone camera, kind of like one might scan a bar code, and marketing departments all over the country are coming up with clever ways to use them.
For the first time, living people will be eligible to be honored on U.S. postage stamps.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it is ending its longstanding rule that people cannot be featured on stamps while they're still living. It's inviting suggestions from the public on who should get the first stamp.
"This change will enable us to pay tribute to individuals for their achievements while they are still alive to enjoy the honor," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement.
As federal policies make burning coal more expensive, many utilities—including Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities—are transitioning their older coal plants to natural gas. But a new study cautions that natural gas may not be a panacea to stop the effects of climate change.