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Appalachian Health Falling Further Behind

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A new report shows just how far Appalachia has fallen behind the rest of the country on key health measures such as rates of cancer, heart disease and infant mortality. Researchers say the region’s health gap is growing and they hope the data they’ve compiled will spur new approaches to health care. The 400-page report from the Robert… Read More

Athens County K9 Recovering From Snake Bite


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A recent traffic stop in Athens County ended with a drug investigation and a hospital stay for one of the Sheriff’s investigators. According to a press release, K9 Bora was deployed for a “free-air sniff” during a late night traffic stop on U.S. 50 near Dow Lake Dam. After indicating narcotics in the vehicle, Deputy… Read More

West Nile Cases In Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in Kentucky’s two largest cities. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said in a statement on Wednesday that a resident had contracted the disease and officials would conduct mosquito-spraying activities in four zip codes. Meanwhile, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health… Read More