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Kentucky health officials advise taking precautions to avoid ticks: Protect, check, remove and watch

With the arrival of warmer weather and tick season underway in Kentucky, officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. “Spring and early summer are peak times for tick bites, which coincide with people venturing outdoors in the warmer weather,” said Jeff D. Howard,...

Tick warning: Bites can transmit serious, potentially deadly illnesses; plan ahead to protect yourself

With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. “A...

‘Journey Thru Lyme Disease’ hike is effort
to create awareness about tick-borne illness

Logan McCulloch is about to complete a six-month hike along the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness about Lyme Disease. (Photo from Kentuckiana Lyme Disease Support Group)   Logan McCulloch of Louisville was a healthy, athletic 52-year-old with a demanding job as the chief development officer for the Kentuckiana Region of American Red Cross. As an outdoor enthusiast, he spent his free time hiking,...