KODA announces kidney transplant breakthrough

The group Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates is touting a breakthrough in the transportation of donated organs. KODA officials say on July 13th, for the first time, a donated kidney attached to a perfusion pump was flown unattended by a medical team. Brian Roe is KODA’s chief clinical officer. “Normally when a kidney is flown around…

McConnell to serve out this Congress as GOP leader

By The Associated Press and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly said he is “fine” since he froze up midsentence during a press conference on Wednesday. And now his office is trying to tamp down speculation that he might not fill out his term as leader because of his health. In a statement,…

Schools prepare for upcoming athletics with AEDs and sports physicals

Callie Stone, Ethan Patterson Ethan Patterson Ethan Patterson MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Schools in the Local 6 area are preparing for upcoming athletic seasons. Sudden cardiac arrest is in the spotlight after athletes like Damar Hamlin and Bronny James suffered from them while playing. Last August, Greenfield, Tennessee, High School football player Blake Rodehaver collapsed when his heart stopped on the sidelines. An…