Mary Meehan / WEKU.Fm and The Ohio Valley ReSource

Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.

Health officials say a harm reduction program is an effective tool against HIV infection. The programs usually offer a syringe exchange, access to addiction counseling, and health screening services such as HIV testing.

 


Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about the rescue of Elizabeth and Fannie Calloway and Jemima Boone. The teenage girls had been captured by Shawnee Indians while on their canoe on the Kentucky River.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM and the WEKU Mobile App.

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medicalnewstoday.com

A University of Louisville pancreatic surgeon sees use of a high voltage surgical procedure as a possible “game changer” when it comes to treating Stage 3 pancreatic cancer,.  U of L has enrolled its first patient in a clinical study of irreversible electroporation.  


Woodland Art Fair In Its 44th Year In Lexington

Aug 16, 2019
Stu Johnson

For the 44th year, Woodland Park in downtown Lexington is being transformed into an arts and crafts hot spot. The Woodland Art Fair attracts visitors and exhibitors from both inside and outside   the Commonwealth.

Stu Johnson

A group of central Kentucky women find the road to recovery from substance use addiction can include different paths.  Harvesting Hope is a relatively new program which is grounded in working the soil as a part of recovery.  It’s a unique effort to help more than a dozen women achieve long term sobriety.

A Moment in Kentucky History: The Kentucky Turnpike

Aug 16, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about The Kentucky Turnpike, a pre-cursor to I-65.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and  5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM and the WEKU Mobile App.


EKU Move-In Day Traffic Information

Aug 16, 2019
Eastern Kentucky University / www.eku.edu

Today is Move-IN Day for EKU students. Expect heavy traffic on campus roadways.

Kit Carson Drive will be one way from Park Drive to Madison Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University Drive will be closed from 7:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..

Employee Parking Lots are restricted for move-in day. Employees may park in these lots: Ashland and Brockton Commuter. The Crabbe Street Pay Lot and Parking Garage are free today for employees.

Stu Johnson

Lexington city leaders continue to examine compensation issues for division of waste management workers.  Members of the city council’s General Government and Social Services Committee heard a report Tuesday on hazardous duty and commercial driver’s license supplemental pay.

Lexington Public Library Board Names New Director

Aug 15, 2019
kentucky.com

The Lexington Public Library Board of Trustees has named Heather Dieffenbach as its new permanent director.  Dieffenbach, a Kentucky native from Glasgow originally has been serving as acting director since March.  Former director Ann Hammond moved to California.

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Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.

Health officials say a harm reduction program is an effective tool against HIV infection. The programs usually offer a syringe exchange, access to addiction counseling, and health screening services such as HIV testing.

 


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