Monkeypox in Kentucky: What you need to know

By Dakota Makres HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – Last Friday, public health officials reported Kentucky’s first probable case of Monkeypox. The positive case is from Jefferson County, and state health officials said they are not releasing more information because of privacy concerns. The patient’s initial test was completed at Kentucky’s Department for Public Health. ”It’s a rare disease that…

Congress’ delay on child nutrition waivers could mean fewer Ky. kids get summer meals

By Jess Clark Food access advocates have been sounding the alarms for months, watching the original June 30 expiration date for the federal child nutrition waivers creep closer and closer. The pandemic-era program has allowed school districts to feed millions more needy children by increasing reimbursement rates, opening eligibility to more students and loosening rules about how…

University of Louisville study with examine the health effects of flavored e-cigarette, vape products

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The University of Louisville has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to study the effects of flavorings like mango and bubblegum used in vapes and electronic cigarettes. Researchers at UofL’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, which recently opened…