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Marketplace health insurance open enrollment begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance plans at healthcare.gov is quickly approaching.

State report shows drastic increase in disability recipients

A new report issued Tuesday shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky'

Kentucky gets $10M grant to focus on drug addiction help

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.

Behavioral Health receives $10 million grant to integrate care

A $10 million grant will help integrate care in two service regions in Kentucky.

CHFS: Donation drives collect hundreds of bags for foster children

More than 500 bags were collected for children going into foster care in Kentucky.

Flu cases already confirmed in Kentucky

Two flu cases have been confirmed in Jefferson County.

State officials discuss Zika threat, response measures at summit

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Find out what the state is doing as part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month.

CHFS Seeks Funding for Opioid Abuse

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) says that recent federal legislation has made funding of up to $10 million dollars available to combat opioid use disorder in Kentucky over the next two years.

CHFS: Inmates Make 2,000 Teddy Bears for Foster Children

A gift of teddy bears is helping to make winter a bit warmer for some children in need.

CHFS Cautions Against Salmonella Infections from Backyard Flocks

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says that, over the past few years, outbreaks of Salmonella infections associated with live poultry in backyard flocks have become more common in Kentucky and around the United States.

Nearly $8.2M in Fines Levied for Waste Disposal in Kentucky

The state is seeking nearly $8.2 million in civil penalties against several companies accused of being responsible for dumping low-level nuclear waste in landfills in Estill and Greenup counties.

Residential child-care facilities to get rate increase

Residential child-caring facilities in Kentucky that care for foster children with elevated needs are getting a rate increase to better support those children.

Youth smoking rate declining in Kentucky

State health officials are pointing to more progress in efforts to reduce Kentucky's youth smoking rate.

Day care where boy in van for 9 hours has license revoked

A Lexington day care where a 3-year-old boy was left in a van for more than nine hours has had its license revoked.

State pulls aging, independent living services from Bluegrass ADD

The state pulled all aging and independent living funding from the Bluegrass Area Development District on Tuesday because of reported ongoing financial management issues at the agency.

CHFS Launches Summer Program for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) offices around the state.

Officials hold forum to discuss drug epidemic

State officials are hosting a community forum to educate people about the ongoing drug epidemic.

Fired worker says he warned officials of possible violence

A former state employee says he was fired soon after telling superiors that he feared possible violent reaction over problems with a new public benefits system.

Appeals court rules in favor of papers in open-records case

Kentucky's Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of two newspapers in a sharply worded opinion that found the state unlawfully denied access to records documenting child abuse. The ruling orders the agency to pay about $1 million in legal fees and penalties.

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