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Vast majority of Kentucky school districts adopt tobacco-free polices, ahead of law with opt-out provision

Only 24 of Kentucky’s 172 school districts, or 14 percent, have not passed a tobacco-free policy that mirrors a new state law that will take effect next July 1, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, which says more districts are expected to enact the policy soon. The law gives districts the ability to opt out of the law during its first three years, but it seems to have prompted...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky names Bonnie Hackbarth as VP of External Affairs

Bonnie Hackbarth Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky President and CEO Ben Chandler has named Bonnie J. Hackbarth Vice President, External Affairs, effective immediately. Hackbarth formerly was Communications Director at the Foundation. Her new title reflects her broadened role at the Foundation in the past year, which includes communications, government relations, and building and coordinating a statewide...