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State health officials “actively monitoring” for coronavirus

There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

New Kentucky Public Health Commissioner named

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced Dr. Steven Stack, of Lexington, will serve as the new Public Health Commissioner.

Kentucky Health Dept. announces first probable vaping-related death

The KY Department for Public Health says a man in his late 20s is likely the first person to die from a vaping-related lung injury.

KY health department launches free service to help teens stop vaping

The Kentucky Department for Public Health says teenagers who want to stop using e-cigarettes or other tobacco products can text or call the toll-free My Life, My Quit number.

Dept. of Public Health investigates vaping-related illnesses

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is monitoring and investigating several cases that are related to e-cigarette use or vaping.

Kentucky health officials urge flu vaccinations

Kentucky health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinations against the flu.

Food safety regulations amended to improve safety and health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health says it is working to make the general public and business community aware of new changes to the state’s food code which will improve safety and health standards for food storage, preparation and serving

LFCHD to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected areas

Health officials say travelers agree to be monitored for the required 21-day period after leaving the outbreak area.

Get your flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, running December 3-9.

Outbreak of Hepatitis A cases reported in multiple KY counties

The state is dealing with an outbreak of acute hepatitis A cases.

Flu cases already confirmed in Kentucky

Two flu cases have been confirmed in Jefferson County.

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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

Flu Level Rises to “Widespread” in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) raised the flu level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.”

Youth smoking rate declining in Kentucky

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

Preliminary report: 12 drug deaths during holiday period

Public health officials say at least 12 drug overdose deaths occurred in Kentucky during the Labor Day weekend amid reports of more potent shipments of heroin circulating in the state.

State strengthens efforts to fight Zika virus

With the Memorial Day holiday signaling the start of summer and vacation season for Kentuckians, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has strengthened its response efforts to Fight the Bite against Zika virus to include the ability to now test for Zika virus at its public health laboratory in Frankfort, in addition to urging people to follow mosquito precautions and avoid traveling to Zika-affected areas.

Why didn’t state notify Estill County of illegal radioactive dump right away?

Why did the state wait more than two weeks to tell Estill County officials that radioactive waste had been illegally dumped in a landfill across from two schools?

State health officials: Get flu vaccine now to protect against illness

With influenza (flu) activity increasing across the country, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven’t already received a flu shot or other type of flu vaccination.

Possible Salmonella outbreak in Estill County

The Estill County Health Department is investigating a possible Salmonella outbreak in the community.

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Lexington’s fireworks show dazzles the crowd

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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.
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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.