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New service will help teens quit vaping, tobacco

Access to treatment is one of the keys to quitting any addiction. As teen use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices surges, the state is taking steps to help young people quit. The Kentucky Department for Public Health announced this week …

State closes Simon Kenton bridge

After months of trying to nurse the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge along until repairs could be made to the iconic span, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet made the decision Monday to close it to traffic. The closure will be …

Tilley has right ideas for reimagining response to drug epidemic

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley is saying a lot of important things. Everyone should be listening. “Stop using this criminal-justice hammer to address a public-health nightmare,” Tilley told journalists learning to cover substance abuse and recovery recently, …

The biggest sacrifices are worth it

It was 23 years ago — in what seems like another lifetime — that I achieved one of my dreams, but quite frankly the only reason I even remember the date is because it is also my brother’s birthday. I …

Homeless are among us even if unnoticed

It’s cold outside. Most of us have an escape from the elements — a home with a warm bed and a roof over our heads. But there are people in this community who do not have consistent access to shelter. …

No foul play suspected in fatal fire

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fatal fire last Friday that claimed the life of an 11-year-girl; however, no wrongdoing is suspected. “We and the state fire marshal’s office are investigating the actual cause of the fire, but …

Be more tolerant in your life

TOLERANCE: (noun) The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions that one does not necessarily agree with. The act of tolerance is needed as much today as any time in history. Today marks an opportunity …

With holidays approaching, flu vaccinations important as ever

Flu season has arrived, and with the holidays approaching, the need to get vaccinated is as important as ever. The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is encouraging Kentuckians to get vaccinated …

Daviess County man dies when tree falls on him

A Daviess County man died Sunday afternoon after a tree fell on him while he was cutting firewood. Stanley Sheldon, 62, of Lewisport, was killed when the tree collapsed in the opposite direction as planned. Sheldon was trapped until the …

Troubled KentuckyWired project sees skeptical lawmakers throw up another roadblock

Skeptical lawmakers have thrown up another potential roadblock in the path of KentuckyWired, the state’s troubled and overbudget plan to boost internet connectivity across the commonwealth. The state legislature’s Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee has blocked KentuckyWired administrators from …