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Deadline is Sunday to avoid penalty for not having insurance

A family of four in Kentucky earning more than $24,250 a year has until midnight Sunday to sign up for health insurance to avoid a federal tax penalty.

House Health and Welfare panel reviews medical marijuana bill

House Speaker Greg Stumbo outlined key elements of House Bill 3, which proposes to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Study: Health reform costs $1.1 billion, saves $1.7 billion

Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to expand Kentucky's Medicaid program will cost taxpayers more than $1.1 billion by 2021, according to a new state study released Monday.

National Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association said they are trying to raise awareness about heart disease on February 6, otherwise known as Wear Red Day. They said this is the 12th year for the movement.

Health officials overstated Medicaid expenses, audit finds

In its first year of Medicaid expansion, Kentucky health officials were plagued by a series of accounting errors that resulted in overstating state and federal expenses by more than $500 million, according to an audit released Wednesday.

Project to examine Appalachian health trends, ‘bright spots’

A new health research project is underway to find why people in some parts of Appalachia have better health outcomes than expected based on economic hardship and other factors.

Gov. Bobby Jindal: ‘I have no reservations’ about vaccines

Gov. Bobby Jindal has waded into the vaccine debate, urging parents to get their children vaccinated and saying he wouldn't send his children to a school that allowed vaccinations to be optional.

Health Department: Clark County Teen Dies of Meningitis, Schools Still Safe

Cole Hon died Tuesday after a short but tough battle against meningitis according to his obituary.

Wellness Program At YMCA Designed For Cancer Survivors

The YMCA of Central Kentucky partnered with 'Livestrong' to create a free, 12-week wellness program specifically designed for cancer survivors to help them regain their health.

Fayette County Health Department Reviewing Ebola Plans

The Fayette County Health Department met with local hospitals Monday to review their plans for a suspected Ebola case, in the unlikely event it reaches Kentucky.

CDC Director In Kentucky Talking Local and Global Health

The director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, was in Kentucky to discuss factors affecting health in Kentucky and the latest on the fight against Ebola.

Shigella Infection Reaches Higher Numbers In Fayette County

Health department officials warn of higher number of Shigella than in previous years.

Which Food Providers Have Passed or Failed Inspections?

Around 1,500 restaurants and other food-oriented businesses are inspected by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department twice every year.

Governor Plans to Make Kentucky Healthier

Gov. Steve Beshear has rolled out a wide-ranging plan aimed at improving Kentucky's overall health.

Students Text and Call to Spread Love

Suicide is the second leading cause of teenage deaths in Kentucky according to researchers at UK who hosted the 5th annual Spread the Love-A-Thon.

Lexington Event Explores Alternative Heath Practices

Kentuckians took a look at many alternative ways to improve their health at the annual Bluegrass Health and Wellness Fair.

Kentucky’s Largest Health System May Lay Off Employees

KentuckyOneHealth, which employs around 15,000 people and includes Lexington's St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph East, may need to cut its workforce due to a $218 million debt.

Kentucky Flu Levels Now Widespread

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported this week that flu activity has increased from regional to widespread -- the highest level to be issued.

Kentucky Flu Levels Now Widespread

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported this week that flu activity has increased from regional to widespread -- the highest level to be issued.

More Than 116K Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website.

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Lexington’s fireworks show dazzles the crowd

Lexington canceled most of its Fourth of July festivities but the fireworks show still went on as scheduled.

State police investigate Cave Run Lake drowning

State Police are investigating a drowning at Cave Run Lake Saturday afternoon.

I-75 Diesel spill, semi-truck spills load of energy drinks in Madison County

Kentucky Transportation Department says a semi-truck spilled diesel on I-75 Saturday night.

Man pulls gun, is charged during Black Lives Matter protest

Police say a man is charged with menacing after pulling a gun out during an argument with protesters.