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Aetna donates 720 Narcan doses to help first responders resuscitate opioid overdose victims

08/23/2017 03:17 PM

BURLINGTON – First responders in northern and eastern Kentucky will have some extra help in fighting the opioid epidemic thanks to a partnership with Aetna which has donated 720 doses of Narcan to emergency personnel in the northern Kentucky and Appalachia regions to help prevent opioid overdose-related deaths. Aetna Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hal Paz, says that his company’s all in in helping first responders who encounter overdose cases to save as many lives as possible. “Providing... Read more 

Gatton Academy celebrates decade of educating Kentucky's best and brightest students

08/23/2017 08:26 AM

SOUTH UNION – The 2017-18 school year marks the 10th anniversary for The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The junior and senior high school residential academy was established to allow gifted and highly motivated junior and senior Kentucky high school students to live, study and do research on the Western Kentucky University campus. Gatton, which is always ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation, started with 120 students,... Read more 

PHOTO GALLERY | 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

08/21/2017 02:46 PM

From Oregon to South Carolina, the path of totality during the 2017 total solar eclipse captivated millions on Monday. According to NASA, 14 states across the country experienced more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.  Read more 

2017 solar eclipse wows spectators in west Kentucky

08/21/2017 01:07 PM

SOUTH UNION – The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science put an exclamation point on their tenth anniversary weekend by holding a solar eclipse festival at the South Union Shaker Village on Monday and all in attendance left in amazement at what they had witnessed. The totality at that location was just over two minutes and when it was complete, pretty much all who were in attendance, like Gatton junior Sasha Sairhaeev, were in awe and what they saw. “Still, even though... Read more 

2017 Eclipse | The reality of solar retinopathy: Kentucky woman warns of dangers

08/18/2017 05:11 PM

For months, experts have been warning people about the dangers associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse. Those who look directly at the sun as the eclipse is happening risk permanent eye damage, a condition known as solar retinopathy. Frankfort resident Bettina Riley knows first-hand what it’s like to live with the condition. Riley suffered permanent vision loss after she was forced to look into the sun while driving home from work one day. “I’m going up a tall, steep slope, driving upgrade... Read more 

Confronting food scarcity: Gray Street Farmers Market bringing fresh produce into downtown Louisville

08/10/2017 12:20 PM

LOUISVILLE – Every Thursday, from the middle of May to the end of October, vendor booths dot the area where hospital campuses intertwine in downtown Louisville. As the lunchtime crowd begins to trickle in just a few short hours after opening time, the Gray Street Farmers Market comes alive. A line of people dressed in scrubs begins to form in front of food trucks while others examine the variety of fresh produce lining tables that stretch an entire block. Bright green... Read more 

Fancy Farm 2017: Politics, food, games and fellowship

08/07/2017 12:25 PM

FANCY FARM – While the Fancy Farm picnic is known around the state and country for political speaking and theatrics, the picnic is a whole lot more. For many western Kentucky families the annual event marks a homecoming for many relatives. For St. Jerome Catholic Church, it’s the major fundraiser that provides financing for their mission work. For many it’s simply a fun family outing with great food, games, and interaction with family and friends in the community. Here’s... Read more 

Congressman James Comer has no plans for future gubernatorial run

08/05/2017 12:18 AM

BENTON – U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, who lost to current Gov. Matt Bevin by just 83 votes in the 2015 Republican primary for governor, says that he’s perfectly content being a congressman and has no future plans to run for governor. Comer, who is in his first term in Congress, told Pure Politics at the GOP Night Before Fancy Farm event in Benton on Friday, that he fully expects Bevin to run for reelection and win easily, and he will... Read more 

1869 total solar eclipse put spotlight on Kentucky as well

08/01/2017 02:56 PM

FRANKFORT – On August 21, tens of thousands of Kentuckians, as well as people from surrounding states and some foreign countries, will venture to Bowling Green, Russellville, Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Central City, Madisonville, Dawson Springs, Princeton, Eddyville, Benton, Paducah, and all points in between to view a rare natural phenomena, a total solar eclipse, where the moon totally obscures the sun. The last time Kentucky towns were the epicenter of viewing a total solar eclipse was back on August 7, 1869. Kentucky Historical... Read more 

Former Speaker of the House Bobby Richardson reflects back on Fancy Farm as he looks forward to this years picnic

07/27/2017 09:01 AM

GLASGOW – Former Speaker of the House and current Glasgow attorney Bobby Richardson will be the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking forum. Richardson, a Democrat, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1971. He served as House majority leader from 1976 to 1982 and House speaker from 1982 to 1986. Richardson spoke at Fancy Farm during his days as speaker and has always enjoyed the environment behind the political speaking at the picnic. “I’ve always... Read more 

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