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Many Kentucky counties lack syringe exchanges; includes 20 most vulnerable to disease outbreaks

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Most Kentucky counties now have harm-reduction programs to fight drug abuse, but the coronavirus pandemic has slowed their expansion and complicated the work of their syringe exchanges. Still, they’ve all continued to offer some level of service during the pandemic. Sixty-three counties have harm-reduction programs, and one more is in the works, but that...

Former Christian County star Jaylen Sebree transfers to Morehead State; played two seasons at FAU

After spending the past two seasons in the Sunshine State, former Kentucky Mr. Basketball finalist Jaylen Sebree is retuning home to join Morehead State. Sebree, a 6-foot-7 native of Hopkinsville and a standout for Christian County High School, has returned to the Commonwealth after two seasons at Florida Atlantic. Jaylen Sebree played the past two seasons at Florida Atlantic. (FAU photo) “We...

Churchill Downs and Keeneland break ground on $150 Million racing venue in Oak Grove

Churchill Downs Incorporated, in partnership with Keeneland Association (“Keeneland”), broke ground Tuesday on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue in Oak Grove. Exterior rendering of Oak Grove Racing and Gaming (Image provided) CDI and Keeneland also unveiled the name and branding for the venue, which will be called Oak Grove Racing and Gaming. The new facility...

DENSO Air Systems $3.5 Million expansion will double auto supplier’s Hopkinsville plant size

DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc. (ASMI) will expand its presence in Christian County with a more than $3.5 million investment creating 45 full-time jobs. The auto industry supplier will build a 48,000-square-foot addition onto its facility on Frank Yost Lane in Hopkinsville, doubling the building’s footprint. The company also will purchase new equipment to help meet rising customer demand. The expansion...

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services recognizes human services employees

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has recognized several human services staff from across the state for their exemplary service to the commonwealth. The employees, part of the CHFS Department for Community Based Services, were honored at the Governor’s Mansion this week for leadership and accomplishments over the past year. CHFS Secretary Adam Meier told the honorees they...

Christian County earns Work Ready Community designation from Ky. Workforce Innovation Board

Christian County has been certified as a Kentucky’s newest Work Ready Community. The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new...

Christian County’s Giles Farm launches program to connect residents with local farm-fresh produce

Giles Farms is adding a new level of service to the local food system by launching a summer fresh produce program to dinner tables and families in Hopkinsville, Oak Grove, Ft. Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. By joining the program, supporters are keeping their dollars in the community, helping a farm family earn a living and enjoying the freshest, most nutritious food possible. The sixth generation...

Churchill, Keenland form ‘historic partnership’ to build two new racing facilities in Corbin, Oak Grove

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced today an historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art racing facilities. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). The proposed facilities will feature...