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…

Beshear announces funding for high-speed internet expansion across Kentucky

By Shelby Lofton LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Broadband internet access is expanding across the commonwealth. Monday, Governor Andy Beshear announced more than $89 million in grant funding to bring high-speed internet access to unserved communities: Governor Beshear promises this project will help bridge Kentucky’s digital divide. The governor said 46 grants were awarded to 12 internet…

Booster needed to protect against Omicron; infection may provide immunity, but docs say booster is better

If you haven’t gotten a booster shot following your “full vaccination” with the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against COVID-19, you probably are not protected against getting sick from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, says a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that “Two shots of COVID-19 vaccine without an additional…