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OCD in Kentucky is a serious condition but remains misunderstood

BY: - December 13, 2022

This story discusses suicide and self harm. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.  The signs that Alexa Quinter had obsessive compulsive disorder even as a child were there, but she wasn’t diagnosed until well into her 20s.  After witnessing an attempted […]

Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

BY: - December 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to sign the marriage equality bill on Tuesday.  Last week the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved the measure which ensures same-sex and interracial couples would continue to hold many of the rights they have now, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the cases that established those constitutional protections. The 258-169-1 vote […]

Reliability watchdog warns of potential electric shortfalls this winter

BY: - December 12, 2022

The nonprofit regulator charged with helping ensure the reliability of the North American electric grid is warning of potential electric supply shortfalls during severe weather this winter in several regions of the country. Earlier this month, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which sets and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in the […]

Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress

BY: - December 12, 2022

The annual Defense Department policy bill members of Congress released last week did not include measures to loosen federal marijuana restrictions, to the disappointment of advocates. That leaves few avenues to pass marijuana measures seen as boons to states where the drug is legal before Congress adjourns for the year. As one of the last […]

VA holding town hall in Louisville Tuesday for veterans who may have suffered toxic exposure

BY: - December 9, 2022

Veterans who may have been exposed to a toxic substance while serving in the military and their survivors can learn about new benefits at a town hall in Louisville on Tuesday. The town hall will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ET Dec. 13 at the Louisville VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue. A […]

Beshear: Sites for rebuilding flooded Eastern Kentucky communities being considered

BY: - December 9, 2022

FRANKFORT — The state is considering land in Knott, Letcher and Perry counties as sites for new housing for victims of last summer’s flooding in developments that could include schools, senior housing and medical clinics, Gov. Andy Beshear told media on Thursday. Beshear declined to go into specifics, saying he did not want to compromise […]

Kentuckians will gather this weekend to mark first anniversary of tornado outbreak

BY: - December 8, 2022

Western Kentucky communities that were devastated by a violent tornado outbreak last year are marking the one-year anniversary of the natural disaster this weekend with gatherings in churches, candlelight vigils and more. For elected officials and other community members organizing the events, it’s a chance to remember what was lost — lives, entire streets of […]

Beshear looks to ‘higher ground’ for rebuilding after devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky

BY: - December 7, 2022

FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear says homes being built to replace those lost to devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky cannot go back into  flood plains. “Right now, we’re in active negotiations to acquire land on higher ground where we are going to rebuild towns that coal companies may have built a hundred years ago,” the […]

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Awaiting Kentucky Supreme Court’s abortion ruling with ‘anxiousness’ and uncertainty

BY: - December 7, 2022

A Kentuckian seeking an abortion now must travel to another state for it, with Illinois being the nearest where the procedure is accessible with few or no restrictions.  Virginia has some access as well, though less than Illinois.  This is true despite the defeat of the anti-abortion Amendment 2, which would have specified there’s no […]

Congress on track to scrap Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in defense bill

BY: - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. military would no longer be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine under a proposal Congress could pass as soon as this week. The provision eliminating the vaccine mandate is tucked into the massive National Defense Authorization Act, the annual defense policy bill that Congress has passed each year for […]

Future of U.S. election law at stake as Supreme Court hears North Carolina case

BY: and - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — North Carolina Republicans appeared to have at least three of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices on their side Wednesday in a case that could determine the future of elections nationwide, and leave decisions about federal elections in the hands of state legislatures and beyond the reach of state courts. The Supreme Court […]

Flu picking up in Kentucky after mild seasons during COVID-19

BY: - December 7, 2022

More cases of flu are popping up in Kentucky after masking during the pandemic kept the last few seasons relatively mild.  The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department posted on social media Wednesday that “flu is hitting hard in Lexington” with more cases in the first two months of the season than in the last three years.  […]