KSP Receives Grant to Fight Underage Drinking

May 28th, 2010 · 1:09 pm  →  Posts

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced the agency received $356,000 in federal grant funds for the enforcement of underage drinking laws that prohibit the sale, purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws [...]

Heartburn Medications Linked to Possible Fractures

May 27th, 2010 · 7:08 pm  →  Posts

Taking certain drugs to treat symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux or ulcers may increase your risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drugs belong to a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, which work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. Prescription [...]

Barren River Area Agency on Aging Announces Award Recipients

May 26th, 2010 · 10:05 pm  →  Posts

Five award winners were recognized for their outstanding work within the Barren River Area Agency on Aging. The Department of Aging and Independent Living Annual Awards Celebration was held recently at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Recipients of the annual awards included Karen Rector for Guardian Field Services Award; Heathco LLC for Business Partnership of [...]

Crash Closes I-65

May 25th, 2010 · 8:08 pm  →  Posts

Kentucky transportation officials say they have reopened the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 after a fiery wreck involving two tractor-trailers. Interstate 65 southbound is closed near mile marker 66 in Hart County. It is expected to be closed for at least six hours. Southbound traffic is being routed to Exit 71 at Bonnieville.
Transportation Cabinet spokesman [...]

Choking Deaths Cause Toy Recall

May 24th, 2010 · 2:58 pm  →  Posts

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores Inc., is announcing the voluntary recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets, due to a choking hazard. CPSC and Family Dollar have received reports of two child deaths related to this toy. If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy [...]

Overnight Dialysis Becoming an Option

May 20th, 2010 · 8:01 pm  →  Posts

Nighttime dialysis, while not widely offered, has gained popularity around the country and in Europe. The therapy recently became available at a dialysis clinic in Nashville. The nighttime dialysis is not only sometimes more convenient, but research suggests that the nocturnal treatment, typically done over about eight hours, may also work better for some kidney [...]

Annual Soap Box Derby Set for Weekend

May 19th, 2010 · 2:34 pm  →  Posts

On Friday, May 21st and Saturday, May 22nd the thirteenth annual All-American Soap Box Derby will take place at Bowling Green’s Phil Moore Park.  The primary goal of Soap Box Derby is to provide young boys and girls an opportunity to spend time with a caring adult as they build their racer, to teach lessons [...]

Animals Among Recent Flood Victims

May 18th, 2010 · 12:30 pm  →  Posts

Volunteers and foster homes are needed to help the Cheatham County Animal Shelter deal with the many pets turned in or being held for flood-impacted owners.
Volunteer Coordinator Kim Reynolds said foster homes are the number 1 need. “Many of these dogs are highly adoptable. They just need time for the rescues to act on their [...]

Oil Rig’s Safety Inspections Being Questioned

May 17th, 2010 · 2:16 pm  →  Posts

A recent investigation shows the federal agency responsible for ensuring that the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf last month was operating safely fell short of its own policy that the rig be inspected at least once per month. In fact, the agency’s inspection frequency on the rig fell dramatically over the past five [...]

Western KY University Celebrates Commencement

May 14th, 2010 · 1:16 pm  →  Posts

This weekend Western Kentucky University will present degrees and certificates to a record number of May graduates during its 2010 Commencement Weekend.
During graduate and undergraduate ceremonies, WKU will present degrees and certificates to 2,393 students. “The number of graduate and undergraduate degrees is up again this year and is a reflection of WKU’s increased enrollment,” [...]