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Kroger to offer transgender workers full benefits

CINCINNATI, OH. (WTVQ)-Kroger plans to offer full health benefits to its transgender workers. That's according to Forbes Magazine. It says the updated employee health...

Quarantine extended 20 years because of blackbird droppings

The Christian County Board of Health has extended a decades-long quarantine an additional 20 years for property along a Hopkinsville street where a massive blackbird roost contaminated the soil more than 40 years ago.

UK College of Health Sciences receives $4M grant

The Department of Defense is awarding the Dean of UK's College of Health Sciences $4,188,000 to support research on injury prevention and performance optimization in U.S. Special Forces.

High court rules against advocacy group in open-records case

Kentucky's Supreme Court has ruled that an advocacy group is not entitled to confidential information regarding the death of a ward of the state.

UK HealthCare celebrates “kidney donor chain”

Participants in a "kidney donor chain" met for the first time in the Wethington Commons on UK's campus.

Lexington health department offering free flu shots

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be giving out free flu shots on Thursday, October 22.

Kentucky leads nation in drop of uninsured

The number of people in Kentucky without health insurance fell 5.8 percent last year, the largest drop of any state in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

St. Joseph recognized by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine, are among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mining agency holding meetings in Kentucky on new rule

The second of two Kentucky meetings on the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's rule to lower miners' exposure to coal dust is set for later this month.

School-based health clinics gain Paducah board approval

Two school-based Paducah health clinics have been approved in an effort to keep staff and students both healthy and in school.

Officials unveil plan to improve oral health in eastern Ky.

Kentucky officials have announced a plan to improve oral health in eastern Kentucky by recruiting more dentists to the region.

Health Dept. offering back-to-school immunizations

To beat the back-to-school rush, the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department will be offering low-cost immunizations by appointment.

Millersburg boil water advisory

Kentucky American Water customers in Millersburg have been issued a boil water advisory, as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

Officials: 85 test positive for TB after S. Indiana exposure

More than 80 people exposed to a southern Indiana student with a confirmed case of tuberculosis have now tested positive for the disease.

Grant aimed at stopping pregnant smokers in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced a grant to address the issue of women who smoke while pregnant.

Comer to announce health care plan

Republican candidate for governor James Comer says he will reveal details of a health care plan on Monday that he says will move people off of Medicaid and into private insurance.

Kentucky health plan offers free program to combat diabetes

Kentucky's largest health plan is offering free enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

West Virginia to review mining-health research

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration will review studies linking mountaintop removal mining with health problems in nearby communities.

Board of Health supports statewide smoking ban

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has issued its full support to Kentucky legislators for a statewide smoking ban.

Dept. for Public Health reminding Kentuckians of CO dangers

The Kentucky Dept. for Public Health wants everyone to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when people use alternative heat sources in cold weather.

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Pineville, Bedford receive infrastructure grants

Improvements will benefit more than 1,100 customers, schools.

Restaurants respond to mask mandate; survey finds seniors agree

New survey of senior adults back mask orders.