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KHRC unanimously approves CDI request to purchase Turfway Park; details, renderings revealed

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) Tuesday unanimously approved a Change of Control Request that will allow Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) to purchase Turfway Park. The request was supported by Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International. The Turfway Park Grandstand as it exists today is seen in the top...

Rise in HIV among N.Ky. drug users sparks outbreak fears; officials renew calls for syringe exchanges

Health officials in Northern Kentucky have renewed their cry for syringe exchanges following a huge surge in cases of the human immunodeficiency virus among intravenous drug users in Kenton and Campbell counties. “HIV cases were up nearly 50 percent to 37 in 2017; the HIV cases among drug users rose 260 percent to 18,” reports Terry DeMio, who covers drug abuse for the Cincinnati Enquirer. The...

Westrom, others passionate about statewide smoking ban; want it to be a priority in 2015

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   While the advocates of a statewide smoking ban might have been “preaching to the choir,” as one put it during a legislative committee meeting last week, they heard a passionate call to go out and persuade their fellow legislators to pass a smoking ban in the 2015 legislative session, or at least give it a vote on the floor of a chamber.   “Go...

C-Forward president tapped to chair annual United Way fund-raising campaign in region

Fort Thomas resident Brent Cooper, C-Forward president, will chair the 2014 United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky annual campaign.   “Having served in a number of community organizations over the years, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact United Way has on our community. Our goals are the same … we all have a vested interest in ensuring our community will continue to...