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Kentucky joins Get Covered America Day initiative on Thursday; mask up today, get health coverage now

Kentucky is joining a broad coalition of states – plus consumer and health care groups and health care providers – in the launch of Get Covered 2021. This is a national effort to encourage mask wearing and substantially increase the number of people with health coverage. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, as well as other governors, are declaring Dec. 10 Get Covered America Day, a day of awareness and...

Great American Smokeout this Thursday; advocates call for action to prevent tobacco addiction

Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45th annual Great American Smokeout this Thursday by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of Kentucky residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. As the battle with COVID-19 continues, we must do everything in our power to keep our communities healthy and safe—which means building strong public...

Bellarmine University to hold racial-justice panel discussion Thursday; virtual event open to public

Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and David McAtee — three of the many Black people killed by police in the United States this year. Social and political mobilization related to these killings, and to racial injustice more broadly, has grown in many cities, including Louisville. But how do we come to a critical understanding of this moment, and what is the right response? On Thursday (Sept. 17) from 6...

Public invited to give input on foster care system at regional forum this Thursday in Pikeville

The public is invited to a regional community forum this Thursday in Pikeville to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forum. The forum will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center at 126 Main Street. CFCRBs are hosting seven regional...