Regional Headlines
12:05 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Kentucky's First Confirmed Swine Flu Death

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Department for Public Health spokeswoman Gwenda Bond says the victim was a Fayette County woman in her 50s. Bond says the woman had "significant underlying health issues." No other details were immediately available. Today's news comes as health officials gather at the Frankfort Convention Center for a flu summit. Gov. Steve Beshear is speaking with health officials at the summit to discuss Kentucky's readiness in case the swine flu epidemic worsens. Beshear has said the summit will pull together people from various sectors - including business, education, religion and government - to discuss