An area of cancer research at the University of Kentucky is focusing on exercise for mothers during pregnancy to help prevent cancer in their children.
Second year grad student Alyssa Jarrel is involved in conducting the study and said the research has focused so far on mice, but could very well have implications for humans.
"Pregnancy is such a short term intervention and it can have long term benefits for the offspring. So, we're talking nine months for an intervention for the mom to have lifetime benefits for the child," Jarrel said.
Tammy Horn will join the State Department of Agriculture in just over a week as Kentucky's new state apiarist.
Horn is a senior researcher at Eastern Kentucky University and nationally known beekeeping authority. Significant bee loss problems have caused great concern for honey makers for several years. While there has been a slight improvement in bee numbers in pocketed areas, Horn says it's still a tough situation.
"My role as a state apiarist is very simple, I have to increase bees and I have to increase beekeepers because I am trying to make sure that if there are food
It appears Kentucky lawmakers will not return to the state capital before January.
State legislators barely made it home in April when there was talk of a possible special session on heroin-related legislation. The question of state funding for Rupp Arena was also mentioned as a special session topic.
Many Kentucky children living with grandparents have gone through traumatic experiences according to A University of Kentucky study.
The report found 73% of children living in grandparent-led families had suffered from at least one traumatic experience. Substance abuse, maltreatment, and parent incarceration were the top three reasons these children lived with a grandparent.
Hunger issues continue to complicate life for many Kentucky families. This reality is reflected in the just-released "Map the Meal Gap Report".
The meal gap study, released by Feeding America, shows 17 percent of people in the state are food insecure. That figure includes more than 220,000 Kentucky children. Fulton County had the highest food insecurity rate at 23 percent.