Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to offer workshop on creating healthier, tobacco-free policies

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800 per smoker in extra expenditures each year, including productivity losses and additional health care costs, and puts them…

Kentucky State Parks cashing in on solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will sweep across America, with the point of greatest eclipse being just outside of Hopkinsville, Ky. In this teaser video, we introduce the town and events surround this celestial event. Music by The Pilgrim Project. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com by JACK BRAMMER, jbrammer@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — Kentucky state resort parks are cashing in…

A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate

WASHINGTON DC (AP) –Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance program for low-income Americans hasn’t achieved the status of Social Security and Medicare, considered practically untouchable by politicians, like an electrified “third rail.”…

Guthrie meets with community members in Glasgow

by WILL PERKINS wperkins@glasgowdailytimes.com – GLASGOW – U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made himself available to community members on Wednesday at the T.J. Health Pavilion Community Center. What began as one-on-one discussion became a group question-and-answer session after a few community members requested such a format and Guthrie agreed to the change. Guthrie then stood in…