Associated Press

The Kentucky Department for Public Health says more than a third of students haven't received the mandated Hepatitis A vaccination.

Photo Courtesy of Jim Beam

For about $23 bucks, you can either get a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon or spend a night at the company's distillery in Kentucky.

SEC

The Southeastern Conference has a new wave of highly rated recruits to replace departed stars, Kentucky remains the favorite and two programs could be in the NCAA crosshairs. Those are among the storylines for SEC men's basketball media day held Wednesday in Birmingham.

New Study: Opioid Crisis Cost Americans Billions

11 hours ago
Associated Press

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those who died from the drugs, followed by health care costs.

Latest Poll: Bevin And Beshear Are Tied

12 hours ago

Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy puts Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear in a virtual tie for the Governor’s seat. Both are pulling 46% among likely voters. Earlier this year, a poll run by the same company had Beshear in an 8% lead over Bevin.

UK Photo | Mark Cornelison

An estimated 21 million Americans struggle with substance use disorders each year. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, only about 10 percent of those people are able to access treatment. Few regions have been hit harder by the drug epidemic than Kentucky and need increased access to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders. The University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry saw that need and developed a new clinic to better support patients.  This week on Dr.

Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, Pool

Governor Matt Bevin and his Democratic rival, Andy Beshear, took the gloves off in their second televised debate – one that saw the Republican incumbent come out swinging on education, abortion, Medicaid, and other hot button issues. 

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A Kentucky judge has ordered the State Board of Elections to return the names of about 175,000 voters to the regular voter rolls. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate issued the ruling Monday in a lawsuit filed last week by the Kentucky Democratic Party. The lawsuit contends placing those voters' names on an "inactive list" could infringe on their right to vote.

More Catfish Added To KY River

Oct 15, 2019
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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has given 15,000 blue catfish to boost fish populations in the Kentucky River. Acting Fisheries Director Paul Wilkes of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says the donation from the neighboring state will restock catfish in areas where numbers are low but catfishing is popular.

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Two people were hurt this morning on Southland Drive. Lexington Police say car hit a construction worker and an excavator on Southland Drive just after 7:00. The construction worker and woman driving the car had to be taken to UK Hospital and are in stable condition. Crews were working on a drainage project on Southland between Regency Road and Southview Drive. Officials at the scene said the worker was wearing a reflective vest and was blocking off traffic when he was hit.

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