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Campbellsville University releases new schedule and guidelines for upcoming fall semester

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s administration has announced the academic calendar and accompanying guidelines for the fall 2020 semester. Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced that the fall 2020 semester will have a unique schedule for the term. A staggered move-in with meal service begins Aug. 21. Remote instruction...

Dr. Scottie Day: Reopening schools safely requires careful planning — here are guidelines to consider

As we continue into unchartered waters during the coronavirus pandemic, reopening schools safely requires careful planning. Many schools are overcrowded and understaffed, which makes implementing measures such as distancing and cleaning difficult. The American Academy of Pediatrics has outlined some guidelines for states and school districts to consider when planning a safe environment for students,...

Speed Art Museum to reopen to public on July 5; free admission to all frontline healthcare workers

The Speed Art Museum has announced that it will reopen to visitors following a nearly four-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 5, the Speed will open to the general public starting at 10 a.m. This reopening is consistent with Gov. Andy Beshear’s guidelines for museums, and is compliant with the state’s Healthy at Work requirements as well as guidelines put forth by the CDC, designed...

UK neurologist believes guidelines for multiple sclerosis diagnosis need updating, more research

By Hillary Smith University of Kentucky Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disorder in young adults but getting an accurate diagnosis can be tricky. The diagnosis is difficult as there is not one single test that can determine if someone has the disease. Doctors use several strategies to determine if a patient meets the long-established criteria for an MS diagnosis. They also...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron provides agency guidance on Open Meetings Act during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued an Opinion of the Attorney General (OAG) providing guidance to public agencies on whether they must identify a primary physical location for video teleconference meetings per KRS 61.840 during the state of emergency declaration resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Daniel CameronThe opinion, OAG 20-05, finds public agencies are not required...