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Surveys examine family/friend drug use, addiction as a disease, access to substance use treatment

Communities throughout Kentucky and Ohio have mobilized to address substance use, enacting a variety of strategies to reduce opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment. To better measure the impact of this work and to understand attitudes around addiction and treatment, the 2019 Ohio Health Issues Poll and 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked several questions about substance use. KHIP and...

Amye Bensenhaver: KY Supreme Court strikes blow for open government; court is arbiter of access

In what may be the single most important victory for open government in recent memory, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion on September 26 in which it repudiated the Legislative Research Commission’s argument that it, and not the courts, are the final arbiter of access to records of the LRC and the legislature. The opinion in Becky Harilson, etc., et al. v. Hon. Phillip J. Shepherd, et...

UofL, IU, Missouri S&T win grant to help women, minority scientists become entrepreneurs

The University of Louisville, Indiana University and Missouri University of Science and Technology will be helping women and minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their success in securing money to commercialize their inventions. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant for a pilot program, called AWARE: ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. UofL...

Bluegrass WIB training program aimed at better preparing job seekers for new careers

    Staff Report   In the Bluegrass region, 8,500 jobs are looking for job seekers.   The highest areas of need are manufacturing, health care, information technology, and transportation, distribution and logistics. But jobs are available in every possible field.   To help match employers with qualified employees, the Bluegrass Workforce Investment Board is launching an innovative,...