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Hep A Cases Continue To Spread Across Kentucky

Aug 28, 2018
By Mary Meehan

 

The number of cases of Hepatitis A is still rising with nearly 1,500 cases in the commonwealth. Close to 900 people have been hospitalized and 12 people have died.

In a typical year Kentucky has fewer than 20 cases of Hepatitis A.

According the state department of public health, the outbreak is also spreading geographically. Originally centered in Jefferson County, the infectious disease is now found in 84 Kentucky counties.

Cheri Lawson

A Northern Kentucky woman is making it her mission to help the homeless and the environment.

The 43- year- old has a special nickname for a reason.

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Lexington’s Muslim community is holding it’s first-ever “Day of Dignity” Saturday.   The event, to be held at Douglas Park off Georgetown Street will take place from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon.


Panhandling in the Commonwealth on Eastern Standard

May 2, 2017
Marisa Hempel

Have you noticed panhandlers at interstate exits and street corners?  Maybe in downtown Lexington or other communities?

 


After the State Supreme court ruling that struck down Lexington’s panhandling ordinance, the issue has had officials scrambling to find answers to this community problem, with meetings to address the issue taking place all month long.

On this week’s Eastern Standard: Panhandling in the Commonwealth.

 

 

 

Stu Johnson

Final preparations are underway in Lexington for the opening of a new Catholic Action Center for homeless men and women.  The new site off Industry Road is expected to open in about two weeks.


Homelessness in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Hempel

Kentucky’s Supreme Court struck down Lexington’s panhandling ordinance last week, saying the ban violated free speech. While the homeless in Lexington can now panhandle without fear of prosecution, there are other issues of concern related to basic subsistence.


On this week’s Eastern Standard, homelessness in the Commonwealth.

 

Homelessness on Eastern Standard

Sep 20, 2015

The City of Lexington has approved the relocation of its services for homeless persons. While the move has had some opposition from area businesses, the city’s Director of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention sees it as a major step forward, saying it will provide more convenience for service providers and clients and a higher quality of service. 

  

Homelessness in Central Kentucky is our topic on this week’s Eastern Standard.

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Lexington is proceeding with a new program to provide permanent housing for the city's homeless.  The $200,000 "Housing First" project is being coordinated through the new Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.