UofL Studying Effects of E-Cigarettes

BY MARIO ANDERSON KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE, Ky — With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, the university of louisville is analyzing the effects it can have on  your health. A new study focuses on the impact on people’s heart health. Researchers discovered a build-up of plaque from those exposed to e-cigs — resulting in more cardiovascular issues. With…

Alvarado Will Be Liaison Between Governor and Lawmakers if Elected

BY MICHON LINDSTROM KENTUCKY Gov. Matt Bevin’s running mate Sen. Ralph Alvarado says he envisions he’ll play a crucial role between the governor’s office and the General Assembly.  The relationship between the governor and the legislature at times seems strained–despite the House, Senate and Executive Branch being under one party control.  Alvarado thinks if he is elected…

House health committee chair opposes Thayer’s bill to restrict local syringe exchanges

By JOE SONKA The Republican chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee is speaking out against a billproposed by Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, which would force local health departments with syringe exchanges to operate with a one-for-one model — only dispensing one clean needle for each used needle returned by a patient. Rep. Kim…