Sims Drug Store Tells Its History Each Day

2 hours ago
Stu Johnson

Since the 1880’s there’s been a drug store along Main Street in downtown Wilmore. There have been some major changes over the years in what medications wind up in customers’ hands, but Sims Drug Store itself has retained much the same look for decades. 

It’s an interesting dichotomy. Sims Drugs is kind of split in half with today’s products and presentation on one side and yesterday’s atmosphere and appearance on the other. There’s the soda fountain shop along one wall.

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Pension Case This Week

15 hours ago
courts.ky.gov

The challenge against Kentucky’s new pension law will be heard by the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Thursday.  The hearing will pit Kentucky’s two preeminent political rivals against each other and puts retirement benefits for thousands state workers in the balance. 

At issue is whether lawmakers broke the law by employing frequently-used procedures that allow them to pass bills quickly at the end of a legislative session. 
 

Kentucky Nurses Helping Out in North Carolina

15 hours ago
wkyt.com

A team of nine public health nurses and two administrative staff members from Kentucky is in North Carolina this week assisting with the care of Hurricane Florence affected citizens. 

EKU Recognized Nationally for Water Conservation

Sep 17, 2018
sustainability.eku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University carries a top ten ranking nationally in its efforts to conserve water on the Richmond campus.  EKU is listed fourth among colleges and universities in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

Stu Johnson

Governor Bevin spent over an hour speaking with Cynthiana residents Friday about a variety of issues.  Much time was spent discussing pension reforms, which are being challenged in court.  A Kentucky Supreme Court hearing is scheduled this week on the matter.

Host Tom Martin continues his discussion with Dr. James Maples about developing tourism, protecting outdoor areas, and representing local voices. 

As Eastern Kentucky University Associate Professor of Sociology, Dr. James Maples brings his research and own personal background to the talk. 

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season

Sep 17, 2018
Kentucky.com

Public health officials in Kentucky are preparing for what they expect to be a difficult flu season. 

Health officials make predictions on what will happen in Kentucky by watching the flu season in the southern hemisphere. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jeffery Howard said it looks the commonwealth is in for a tough year.

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New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids.

School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But these are not the same drug prevention programs many people remember from their school days.

 

Governor Bevin Holds Forum in Cynthiana

Sep 14, 2018
Stu Johnson

Governor Matt Bevin held a public forum in Cynthiana Friday and spoke on a variety of issues.  But, the governor spent more than 20 minutes explaining his position on pension reforms.  That was met with strong reaction from public educators on the front row. 

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The federal government released today a report on substance abuse and mental illness across the country. Dr. Elinor McCance-Katz  leads the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She said there are some positive changes.

“One of the most important findings from this national survey and data set is the very steep decline in new users of heroin from 2016, 170,000 new users of heroin, this dropped by more than half to 81,000 new users in 2017.”

In spite of the good news, the study showed there are still nearly 900,000 heroin users in the United States. 

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New data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Fewer high schoolers in the region appear to be using opioids.

School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But these are not the same drug prevention programs many people remember from their school days.

 

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The federal government released today a report on substance abuse and mental illness across the country. Dr. Elinor McCance-Katz  leads the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She said there are some positive changes.

“One of the most important findings from this national survey and data set is the very steep decline in new users of heroin from 2016, 170,000 new users of heroin, this dropped by more than half to 81,000 new users in 2017.”

In spite of the good news, the study showed there are still nearly 900,000 heroin users in the United States. 

Brittany Patterson/Ohio Valley ReSource

William Suan is no stranger to the problems abandoned oil and gas wells can cause.

“It’s just an eyesore,” he said, standing inside a barn on his cattle ranch near Lost Creek, West Virginia. “I had to fence one off because it’s leaking now.”

There are five inactive wells on his land, most installed in the ’60s and ’70s, and the companies that owned the wells have long since gone out of business.

 

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