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In fight to keep Medicaid contract, Anthem alleges Molina He

By Lisa GillespieKentucky Health NewsInsurance company Molina Health had an unfair advantage in winning a state Medicaid contract, claims rival insure...
14-07-2020 16:04

Beshear sees 'good compliance' with mask order despite media

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear said Monday that he\'s encouraged by compliance with his order to wear a mask to ...
14-07-2020 16:04

Coronavirus cases numbers lower, typical for a Sunday; numbe

Kentucky Health News chart; daily numbers may have been slightly adjusted since report.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky reported 277 new cases ...
13-07-2020 16:04

Grayson County sheriff says he got covid-19 because he and w

The sheriff of a rural Kentucky county, stricken with covid-19, pleaded on Facebook today for his readers to wear a mask. Grayson County Sheriff Norma...
13-07-2020 16:04

Coronavirus cases hit new record for 4th of last 5 days; 7-d

Kentucky Health News chart, based on state reports of daily new casesBy Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky identified another record number of coron...
13-07-2020 16:04

As you spend more time outdoors with summer in full swing, r

University of Kentucky illustration, adapted by Kentucky Health News; click on it to enlarge.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs outdoor venues i...
13-07-2020 16:04

Determining covid-19's death rate is tricky; it's a work in

By Paige Winfield CunninghamThe Washington PostThe novel coronavirus is clearly deadlier than the seasonal flu, despite President Trump?s ongoing effo...
12-07-2020 16:04

Coronavirus cases hit a new record for fifth day in a row; 7

Kentucky Health News chart, based on state reports of daily new casesBy Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky identified another record number of coron...
12-07-2020 16:04

State hits another new-case high; positive test rate and 7-d

Kentucky Health News chart; click on it to enlargeBy Al CrossKentucky Health NewsAs he explained, defended and urged compliance with his order to wear...
11-07-2020 16:03

Here's a list of sites with county, state and national pande

Many websites offer county-level data about the novel coronavirus and covid-19 that is updated daily; other sites largely focus on state and global da...
11-07-2020 16:03

Ky. child-care centers welcome larger classes as Beshear app

Secretary Eric Friedlander displayed this chart to show how child-care centers can spread infection.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear a...
11-07-2020 16:03

UK names Dr. Jay Grider its first chief physician executive

Dr. Jay Grider (University of Kentucky photo)Dr. Jay Grider has been named chief physician executive at UK HealthCare after serving as interim CPE sin...
11-07-2020 16:03

Teachers afraid, confused about opening schools in a pandemi

Teacher Sammi Davis Hatfield with a studentoutside her Montgomery County classroom.(Photo provided to Lexington Herald-Leader) Perhaps unlike any pre...
11-07-2020 16:03

Free, day-long webinar Wed., July 15, will explore the globa

Health Watch USA and the Massachusetts Nurses Association are co-sponsoring a free, day-long webinar Wednesday, July 15, to examine the global consequ...
10-07-2020 16:04

Webinar Friday at 10 a.m. ET will explore a Kentucky farmer'

Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell will share her work on covid-19 responses, including delivery of medically tailored meals for patients and farmers\' m...
10-07-2020 16:04

Kentucky High School Athletic Association says it is still p

Players wearing masks at Paul B. Cox Stadium at DeSalesHigh in Louisville (Photo by Jeff Faughender, Courier Journal)Not only are Kentucky school dist...
10-07-2020 16:04

As masks are mandated in Kentucky, Louisville doctor talks a

Beshear dressed up and went to the Capitol rotundato make the announcement. (Courier Journal photo)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn an effort ...
10-07-2020 16:04

Beshear issues mask order, blasts judge and attorney general

Beshear played a video of Coach John Calipari endorsing the wearing of masks. He said Calipari volunteered.This story is being updated.By Al CrossKent...
10-07-2020 16:04

Record numbers of coronavirus cases prompts 'new requirement

Kentucky Health News chart; the state did not report hospital data for Sunday, June 28.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky reported 402 new...
09-07-2020 16:03

In front-page editorial, Louisville Courier Journal urges Be

In a very unusual move, the Louisville Courier Journal published a front-page editorial Wednesday asking Gov. Andy Beshear to require Kentuckians to w...
09-07-2020 16:03

McConnell defends CDC guidelines for school reopening after

Differing with President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that school officials should follow the school-reopening guideli...
09-07-2020 16:03

Pandemic, job losses and easy eligibility push Medicaid enro

Kentucky Health News chart; state data via Herald-Leader; click to enlargeMore Kentuckians than ever are on Medicaid, due to job losses caused by the ...
09-07-2020 16:03

State reports 371 coronavirus cases, most yet found on one d

Kentucky Health News chart; 7-day averages are for that day and the previous six days.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky reported 371 new cases o...
08-07-2020 16:04

Nurses call for a school nurse in every school, 'every day,

By Patricia V. Burkhart, Lois Davis and Carol KomaraSpecial to the Lexington Herald-LeaderConnecting the dots for health, education and safety is para...
08-07-2020 16:04

Virus cases still on plateau, but hospitalizations and inten

Kentucky Health News chart; hospitalizations weren\'t reported on previous weekends.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky reported 268 new ca...
07-07-2020 16:05

How risky is shopping at the grocery, or at a mall" Eat

Health experts say one key to getting through the pandemic without being infected is to limit your possible exposure to the coronavirus. To help peopl...
06-07-2020 16:05

Ky. Chamber of Commerce starts campaign to help substance ab

One of the major obstacles to dealing with substance abuse is the stigma it still has among many people, so the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says it h...
05-07-2020 16:04

Cases, hospitalizations and ICU cases jump; judge blocks lim

Interactive map rates risk on number of new cases in the last seven days. Click on it to enlarge.Kentucky Health News chart shows data since the last ...
04-07-2020 16:04

Unmasked young people, out and about, are likely to create a

A masked woman walked among entirely unmasked people atrestaurants in Lexington. (Herald-Leader photo by Alex Slitz)Kentucky is likely to see a surge ...
04-07-2020 16:04

First graduates from federally funded UK program to build wo

Getty Images       By Lindsey Piercy and Kaitlin BrooksUniversity of KentuckyThe first students to participate in program aimed at combating Kentu...
03-07-2020 16:04

As Lexington cases set a new record, mayor urges mask wearin

Kentucky Health News chart; hospital data are not reported on weekends.As Kentucky headed into a holiday weekend, it recorded slightly higher numbers ...
03-07-2020 16:04

Pandemic lays bare the starvation of public health departmen

Red indicates more spending on police; blue indicates more on non-hospital health. "The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and la...
03-07-2020 16:04

The coming holiday weekend has a much different feeling than

By Adam Cancryn and Dan DiamondPolitico PulseJust more than a month ago, Americans headed into a holiday long weekend feeling hopeful ? if not quite c...
03-07-2020 16:04

Video to prevent shaken baby syndrome, being seen at birthin

A video aimed at preventing shaken baby syndrome, by educating parents about it, has won an award from the Kentucky Public Health Association.?Many of...
03-07-2020 16:04

Cases remain stable, as daily number equals 7-day average; C

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAfter announcing 220 new cases and seven new deaths from the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear again stressed...
02-07-2020 16:04

Only 30% in Pew poll say Trump, feds get covid-19 facts righ

By David BauderThe Associated PressFor a story that has dominated the news during the past four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty...
02-07-2020 16:04

Officials warn Kentuckians to follow rules, to keep economy

Kentucky Health News chart; hospitalizations are not reported on weekends.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWith every business in Kentucky reopen...
01-07-2020 16:04

Seven-day average of cases is stable; Quarles and agri-touri

Kentucky Health News chart; seven-day average is for that day and preceding six daysKentucky reported 117 new cases of the coronavirus Monday, pushing...
30-06-2020 16:04

McConnell: 'We cannot go back to April, and we cannot go rig

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered these remarks on the Senate floor today.?Each time I?ve returned home over the last several weeks, I?...
30-06-2020 16:04

Six months in, here are 3 takes on the pandemic from those w

By Dan Diamond and Adan CancrynPolitico PulseIt?s been nearly six months since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first announced that a m...
30-06-2020 16:04

Pastor says the pandemic is like driving: Distancing and mas

Paul Prather Paul Prather of Mount Sterling, a Pentecostal mi...
29-06-2020 16:05

Sunday cases low, as usual; 7-day average still high; 30-yea

State map of all cases, labeled by Kentucky Health News; click on it for a larger version.Kentucky officials reported 67 new coronavirus cases Sunday,...
29-06-2020 16:05

Hospitals say they need more federal money to offset pandemi

Kentucky Hospital Association and Kentucky Medical Association public-service announcementBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe coronavirus pandem...
29-06-2020 16:05

Cases keep trending up; long-term-care visits will come with

Video from Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander runs 5 minutes and 35 seconds.If you plan to visit a long-term-care facility in Kentu...
28-06-2020 16:03

Dust from Sahara could pose a health threat through weekend

Video from CNN shows forecast for Saharan dust cloud through Sunday evening.Dust from the Sahara Desert has made sunsets west of Louisville spectacula...
27-06-2020 16:04

New cases drive up Ky. seven-day average for fifth straight

Kentucky Health News chart shows daily cases for last two weeks and 7-day average for each day.By Al Cross and Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe ...
27-06-2020 16:04

New focus on obesity makes Ky. kids' health ranking plummet

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe 31st annual Kids Count Data Book on children\'s well being, released June 22 by the Annie E. Casey Foundatio...
27-06-2020 16:04

Anthem and Passport appeal Beshear administration's decision

By Lisa GillespieKentucky Health NewsPassport Health Plan and Anthem Kentucky, twice denied by different governors the chance to keep managing Medicai...
26-06-2020 16:04

State health chief tells Kentuckians who've been to Myrtle B

By Al Cross and Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs it reported 280 more coronavirus cases in Kentucky, the state Department for Public Health issue...
26-06-2020 16:04

With less than half the year gone, Kentucky has already had

Photo from The Indianapolis Star With public swimming pools closed due to the pandemic, and some families having more free time from work, the number...
25-06-2020 16:03

'Healthy at School' guidance requires social distancing, mas

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs Kentucky schools work toward reopening amid the covid-19 pandemic, new guidance from the state says students ...
25-06-2020 16:03

Beshear, McConnell release list of 54 Ky. hospitals getting

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital got the largest single check.Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have released a list...
25-06-2020 16:03

Trump voters say face masks prevent covid-19 spread; most U.

Almost eight in 10 voters said they believe face masks help prevent spread of the coronavirus, including 60 percent of those who said they are ?very f...
25-06-2020 16:03

Health departments getting temporary workers to trace contac

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chart, via CFCFBy Lisa GillespieKentucky Health NewsAs restaurants have reopened and people are gathering m...
25-06-2020 16:03

7-day case average rises above 200 again, but hospitalizatio

Kentucky Health News chart shows daily new-case numbers and seven-day rolling average for this month.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGov. Andy B...
25-06-2020 16:03

Rural stroke survival rates worse, partly because rural hosp

Rural stroke patients have less access to newer treatments and substantially higher mortality rates than their urban counterparts, according to a new...
24-06-2020 16:04

Some don't take covid-19 seriously, and want to argue about

By Mark NeikirkA flooring contractor came to our house this week to measure, wearing no mask.Our dialogue went like this:"Do you have one"""No.""OK. W...
24-06-2020 16:04

Daily coronavirus cases spike, but estimated transmission ra

Estimates of coronavirus transmission rates by the RT.live website show Kentucky\'s differences with two border states to the north and one of the st...
24-06-2020 16:04

As state nears final phase of reopening, Beshear and state's

Kentucky Health News Chart shows daily cases trending slightly downward in the last two weeks.By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsGov. ...
23-06-2020 16:04

Primary Care Association chief says racial injustice must en

By David BoltCEO, Kentucky Primary Care AssociationI can?t breathe! I can?t breathe! That phrase is much more than the last words of a dying black man...
23-06-2020 16:04

Experts say we're still in first wave of pandemic; June 25 w

Kentucky cases (New York Times chart; click to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.) Some pundits and news stories have seen or f...
23-06-2020 16:04

Students will be expected to wear masks if they can't stay s

Senior Jordan Alvarez wore a mask as he adjusted his cap for a portrait during cap-and-gown distribution for seniors at STEAM Academy in Lexington. ...
23-06-2020 16:04

Interim legislative committees to discuss covid-19 issues

Several interim joint committees of the General Assembly will discuss issues related to the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday through Friday, all in Room...
23-06-2020 16:04

Covid-19 update: Nursing-home inspections became shorter whe

Health Secretary Eric Friedlander showed these data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 8 to argue that Kentucky had d...
22-06-2020 16:04

Virtual conference Wed. morning will advocate giving Ky. loc

A "virtual conference" about giving local governments in Kentucky more control to regulate the marketing and advertising of tobacco products in their ...
22-06-2020 16:04

Kentuckians give varied reasons for wearing a mask or not

Gov. Andy Beshear wears a mask at his briefings when he isn\'t speaking. (US News & World Report photo)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsResearch ...
22-06-2020 16:04

More Kentuckians favor a statewide smoking ban, but leading

Kentucky Health Issues Polls are conducted in the fall; the latest was taken Oct. 16 through Dec. 6.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsAbout three-fourths...
22-06-2020 16:04

In a frank discussion of health equity for people of color,

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAddressing health disparities and inequities requires a commitment to address the unmet social needs that contri...
21-06-2020 16:04

Free webinar on Friday, June 26 will discuss access to healt

A free webinar on Friday, June 26, will discuss access to healthy foods during the coronavirus pandemic. It is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healt...
21-06-2020 16:04

Cases still on roller coaster; senators press for school gui

New York Times map of hotspots in last two weeks has Clay, Laurel, Jackson and Henderson counties in red and Scott, Madison and Pike counties in dark...
21-06-2020 16:04

For sixth day of the last seven, new coronavirus cases incre

Kentucky Health News chart compares daily case numbers with rolling average for past seven days.Dotted line on KHN chart shows trend for the last mont...
20-06-2020 16:05

Beshear calls state's covid-19 situation 'very fragile,' and

State map labeled by Kentucky Health News shows Shelby County as new hotspot. Click to enlarge.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-1...
19-06-2020 16:04

Baptist Health gets pandemic-relief money to expand teleheal

Baptist Health has received $873,982 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to expand telehealth services at its hospitals. It can...
19-06-2020 16:04

As cases remain on a plateau, Beshear says virus is manageab

KHN chart shows two-week decline in May followed by a 10-day rise and a plateau higher than before.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covi...
18-06-2020 16:04

Beshear says he will restart Kynect, the health-insurance ma

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that he will restart the state health-insurance exchange that his father, then-...
18-06-2020 16:04

Some areas of Appalachian Kentucky are seeing a jump in coro

Some rural areas in Kentucky that hadn\'t had many coronavirus cases are seeing an increase, in part because of the reopenings of churches and busines...
17-06-2020 16:04

The virus is winning, and will not be defeated by false narr

By Dr. Kevin KavanaghSociety is struggling on two fronts, both for social justice and at the same time to control a raging epidemic. The epidemic of c...
17-06-2020 16:04

Beshear reports 203 new coronavirus cases and 7 more deaths;

As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19 disease, this item may be updated. Official state guidance is at kycovid19.ky.govBy Melissa Pa...
17-06-2020 16:04

Norton Healthcare announces five-step plan to address health

Norton Healthcare has announced a five-step plan to address health care and racial inequalities in its own organization and the Louisville communities...
17-06-2020 16:04

Update on schools reiterates principles without saying what

Kentucky Health News chart shows cases for last three weeks and seven-day rolling average.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19 dise...
16-06-2020 16:04

As masks become controversial, evidence mounts that they wor

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wears a mask andurges others to do so. (Photo by Alex Wong, Getty Images)"Several new studies published this mo...
15-06-2020 16:04

Daily case count jumps to near record; hospitalizations are

Kentucky Health News chart shows cases for the past month. For a larger version, click on it.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19 d...
14-06-2020 16:04

Study cites benefits of telehealth; commentary says mental t

As people across the nation have been asked to shelter in place because of the novel coronavirus, never before has the importance of telehealth, espec...
14-06-2020 16:04

400 new cases in last two days, but fewer hospitalizations

As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19 disease, this item may be updated. Official state guidance is at kycovid19.ky.gov.By Al Cross...
13-06-2020 16:04

Infection rate estimated by website suggests Kentucky's coro

Franklin County, which has the highest infection rate estimated by the CovidActNow website, is highlighted. Red counties are rated at critical risk le...
13-06-2020 16:04

Beshear says virus is at a new plateau, and he will be guide

The New York Times posts a running chart of trends in every county. For the whole chart, click here.As news develops about the coronavirus and its cov...
12-06-2020 16:04

Beshear says spread of virus is controlled, but easy absente

Kentucky Health News chart shows coronavirus cases for the last four weeks and the seven-day rolling average accumulated on each day. For a larger ver...
11-06-2020 16:05

Cases up, but Beshear says State Fair is on and businesses c

Kentucky Health News chart shows the two-week trendline tilting about the same as the day before.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-...
10-06-2020 16:05

WHO official says coronavirus carriers without symptoms rare

news conference Monday (at about 31:35 on the YouTube video above)."From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person act...
09-06-2020 16:04

Coronavirus case numbers plummet in last two days; Beshear a

Kentucky Health News chart shows the two-week trend is still up, but less steeply than last week.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-...
09-06-2020 16:04

Free webinar Friday on actions against health disparities, l

A free webinar on Friday, June 12, will highlight actions that some organizations are taking to address inequities and disparities and to minimize the...
08-06-2020 16:04

Pandemic has thwarted vaccinations; many vaccine-preventable

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSome Kentucky children have likely fallen behind in their routine immunizations because of the disruptions cause...
08-06-2020 16:04

Experts give advice on teaching children to wear face masks

Getty ImagesBy Jenna Cook and Ashley RapskeChild life specialists, Kentucky Children?s HospitalIt can be a difficult adjustment for kids to wear a fac...
08-06-2020 16:04

Uptick accelerates as Beshear announces 319 new coronavirus

Kentucky Health News chart shows cases reported each day for the last month. Click on it to enlarge.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGov. Andy Be...
07-06-2020 16:03

Church whose pastor pressured Beshear to allow in-person ser

The church set up a tent for services Friday, June 6, but postponed them to June 21.(Lexington Herald-Leader photo by Sam Mallon)A Lexington-area chur...
07-06-2020 16:03

Ky. coronavirus cases still up, with 289 reported Friday; an

Daily cases went down, but the two-week trendline angled farther upward. (Ky. Health News chart)As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-1...
06-06-2020 16:04

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Kentucky; governor tou

State map, labeled by Kentucky Health News, shows rates through June 3. Click on it to enlarge.As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19...
05-06-2020 16:04

Career-college CEO says to take a look at health care career

By Bruce KepleyIn the mid-1990s, I started and ran a business that trained workforces on specific computer software. Large companies would hire us to ...
04-06-2020 16:04

Beshear defends actions to control virus as trendline keeps

Today\'s report increased the upward tilt of the two-week trendline. (Kentucky Health News chart)As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-...
04-06-2020 16:04

Beshear says more time needed to detect a 'new bump' in viru

Kentucky Health News chart shows upward two-week trendline slightly lowered by latest report. As news develops about the coronavirus and its covid-19...
03-06-2020 16:04
 



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