Mayfield, KY – The new Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Mayfield held its grand opening yesterday. Marion VA Medical Center Public Affairs Officer Peggy Willoughby says the facility officially opened March 25 and 957 veterans have already signed up for care. The clinic offers primary care, behavioral medicine and some lab services. Willoughby says the facility also includes 21 examination and treatment rooms. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Hopkinsville, KY – This week, we have another in our occasional series of discussions with local newspaper editors. Today, Chad Lampe sits down with Kentucky New Era Deputy Editor Jennifer Brown to talk about the issues facing Hopkinsville and its environs.
Murray, KY – This past Monday Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced a new collaboration between state government and private electric utilities to look for the best way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants. As Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson reports, it could take a decade or more to find that best solution.
Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Education wants state school districts to be prepared if a case of swine flu is detected in one of their schools. No Kentucky school-age children have been diagnosed with the influenza. KDE Officials urge schools to have contingency plans in case they need to shut down temporarily due to a flu outbreak. Schools and child care facilities should also encourage students to wash hands frequently or use hand-sanitizer.
Murray, KY – Rising unemployment and falling revenues have severely diminished Kentucky's unemployment insurance trust fund, and a task force charged with finding ways to replenish it is hard at work in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh is keeping track of the panel's progress.