Opioid Production Could Be Reduced

Aug 17, 2018
Wikipedia Commons

  The U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration are proposing a reduction in the amount of controlled substances that can be manufactured in the U.S. next year. The move would help states like Kentucky, which lost more 
than 1,500 residents to drug overdoses last year.

 

Scammers Target Small Business Owners

Aug 17, 2018

The Office of the Kentucky Attorney General says a scam making the rounds is trying to get business owners to pay for services that are provided for free by the federal government.

Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office has received reports from aspiring small business owners who are receiving messages from a website mimicking the Internal Revenue Service.

The scammers offer to help obtain an Employer Identification Number for a fee of 250 to 300 dollars.

kentucky.com

Lexington’s council is expected to vote on establishing a public art fund later this month.  The matter was discussed both in committee and during council work session earlier this week. 

Stu Johnson

A congressional field hearing in Lexington Thursday included discussion on issues related to opioid recovery and transitional housing.  Testimony on opioid use for pain management was also presented.

It came from substance abuse recovery, housing, and medical research representatives.  Among them, University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research Director Sharon Walsh.   She said a slight reduction has come in the number of opioids prescribed nationally.  But, Walsh says a three day limit on pain medicine following a procedure may fall short of the overall intent.

Kentucky’s attorney general says a payment made to the state’s former adoption czar was illegal. Andy Beshear’s legal opinion issued today\yesterday says Gov. Matt Bevin violated the state’s procurement law.

Stu Johnson

Students will have a safer passage from their dorms to their classes as Translyvania University has updated the pedestrian crossing on North Broadway.

University spokesperson Megan Moloney said that many of Transy’s 1,000 students cross the busy Lexington thoroughfare several times a day.

The new set up adds a flashing beacon of neon lights to catch the attention of both pedestrians and drivers.

“What we’ve found is that is not only safer for pedestrians on campus but also in getting the attention of drivers coming up on it," she said.

MSU Greek Suspension Continues

Aug 16, 2018
MSU.edu

  Murray State University’s Greek Life social suspension remains in effect until further notice. The university suspended Greek life on campus in May following a death of a non-student in an off-campus fraternity house, and an alleged sexual assault. Communications Director Shawn Touney said the MSU Greek Social Policy Review Committee is researching the best practices for Greek life.

Cheri Lawson

Twenty years ago an eight -year-old Lexington boy, Nathan Matuszewicz ,lost his life to a disease affecting his lungs. August 18th,his family and friends are once again sponsoring a 5k run-walk event at Keeneland to raise awareness of the disease.

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Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley.

Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming.

Stu Johnson

Lexington’s public golf courses continue to carry a cost to government of more than $900,000 a year.  

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In a room at the Letcher County Health Department in Whitesburg, Kentucky, about 20 people are learning how to use naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication.

Among them is 18-year-old Morgan Hopkins. An aspiring therapist, Hopkins said she wants to be ready with naloxone if someone overdoses around her.

 

“You never know what you’re going to see,” she said. “If anything goes wrong, you have it, rather than you don’t have it.”

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Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley.

Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming.

Jim Justice Continues To Owe Millions In Back Taxes

Aug 7, 2018
West Virginia Public Media

  After years of delinquency, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says his family company’s overdue taxes and fines in the state have been cleared. But Justice offered no information on millions owed in Kentucky and other states. Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports.

West Virginia revenue officials say the debt obligations from Justice’s coal companies have been paid, including fines and taxes. Justice failed to say how much was owed and whether any of the amounts paid were reduced as part of negotiations.

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