State hopes to raise awareness, educate public on prescription drug abuse and proper disposal with new partnership

By Kevin Wheatley of CN/2 FRANKFORT — Kentucky health and law enforcement officials are partnering with a pharmaceutical group to spread the word about disposing unused medications. MyOldMeds Kentucky, unveiled Tuesday at a Capitol press conference, is an effort involving the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety, Kentucky State Police and…

Florida surgeon hired to restart UK pediatric heart surgery program

BY LINDA BLACKFORD The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and UK HealthCare have named a surgeon to lead a new partnership providing pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at both sites. Dr. James Quintessenza will start Dec. 1. His primary appointment will be at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will be based in Lexington. “Dr. Quintessenza is an exceptional talent and leader with…

Top Louisville GOP Official Defends Trump’s ‘Rigged’ Claims

By Jacob Ryan The head of the Jefferson County Republican Party is defending Donald Trump’s claim that the media is “rigging” the election against the GOP nominee. Trump maintains the media is in cahoots with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, suggesting a conspiracy that could distort the outcome of November’s presidential election. “The election is absolutely being…

MyOldMeds Kentucky to promote safe medicine disposal

From the Associated Press FRANKFORT, KY. – Several state agencies are working together on an initiative to highlight the importance of properly disposing of old medications. A statement from Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America says the organization is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety…