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Office of the Attorney General, advocates launch training effort to support victims of sexual assault

A new training effort aimed at helping hospital employees provide victim-centered care to survivors of sexual assault was launched last week by Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) and the Kentucky Hospital Association. Andy Beshear The new one-hour training video is for emergency room staff and hospital employees who respond to victims of sexual...

Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell elected president of Kentucky League of Cities

Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell has been elected president of the Kentucky League of Cities by its membership, with Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf as first vice president and London Mayor Troy Rudder as second vice president. Left to right: Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell, Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf and London Mayor Troy Rudder. (Photo courtesy of KLC) The officers were sworn...

Kentucky HEALTH to partner with Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Medicaid waiver program

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has announced a partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in preparation for the launch of Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long-Term Health), the state’s innovative Medicaid waiver program. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, a statewide nonprofit focused on health policy and advocacy, will support Kentucky HEALTH’s community engagement...

New online training course aims to increase quality in early childhood environments

  The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, in partnership with Kentucky Educational Television, has released a free online training course that aims to help early childhood professionals prepare children across the Commonwealth for success in school. This course is the first free training offering to support the new STARS quality rating system to be launched later this year.   The course,...

Mark Rucker on Getting Fit: Finding right nutritional mix crucial for training, competing

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my nutrition, especially what I take in while I’m training and competing. There are a lot of available options out there for your nutritional needs, and I’d like to share my favorites. I will say that it took me some time to develop what I think is a good mix for me and my nutritional intake during a race, so it is something that you will need to experiment...