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Partnership with Kroger to provide COVID-19 testing; Beshear reports three new deaths, 134 new cases

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A partnership with Kroger will provide testing for 20,000 Kentuckians over the next five weeks, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday during his daily press briefing. He also reported 134 new cases of the coronavirus, along with three more deaths, bring the total to 1,963 cases and 97 who have lost their lives. Adair County was hit the hardest with 35 new cases, the governor said....

UK Cooperative Extension offers information on ticks and alpha-gal syndrome — the ‘red-meat allergy’

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Alpha-gal syndrome, an allergic reaction also known as the “red-meat allergy” that some people develop after a tick bite, is a life-changing diagnosis. Mackie Jo Pennington of Adair County knows that to be too true. “Since I was diagnosed in 2014, I have researched recipes and support options every day,” Pennington said. “I eat pretty much a vegan diet...

Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney: Endearing humor, serious focus on long-term issues

By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward This is one of a series on the region’s Judge-Executives Harold McKinney strolls down the brick walkway that laces through Constitution Square Historic Site in the heart of Danville. He walks past the town’s original post office. It is known as the first post office built west of the Allegheny Mountains. He glances at the replica of the original...

A few pingpong paddles, pool cues later,
Ky. National Guard soldiers now having a ball

Members of the Kentucky National Guard display some of the recreational items and apparel Lindsey Wilson College staff members and students recently sent to them in Jordan. (Photo from LWC)   When Adair County resident Shahid Iqbal and his fellow Kentucky National Guard soldiers arrived in Jordan, they discovered that their base had a dearth of recreational and sports equipment.   Other than...