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Spring is in the air, which means sneezing, coughing and puffy eyes are on the horizon. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that nearly 50 million Americans each year suffer from nasal allergies and Kentucky is commonly ranked among the worst places to live with spring allergies by the AAFA. This spring, KentuckyOne Health is offering tips on how to manage your seasonal allergies, often referred to as hay fever, as trees and flowers begin to bloom.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office

A group of state attorneys general is imploring members of Congress and the President to adequately fund drug treatment in any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Attorney General Andy Beshear said.

The initial ACA replacement plan would have cut federal funding for drug treatment by an estimated $5.5 billion, Beshear said.

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Swimbaits Fool Trophy Fish

Apr 24, 2017
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Anglers with a bit of salt in their hair remember fondly the venerable Sassy Shad, the paddle-tailed, shad-shaped soft plastic wonder that caught practically anything that swims.

In the fishing lure world, what is old oftentimes becomes new again. Over the last decade or so, the soft-plastic swimbait stormed the fishing world, looking remarkably like a Sassy Shad with refinements.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge (US 60) in Boyd County will be restricted to one-lane traffic for at least a month once Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors begin a $700,000 renovation.

Improvements to the bridge, which carries U.S. 60 across the Big Sandy River to link Catlettsburg and Kenova, West Virginia, include replacement of the old driving surface with a new latex overlay to protect the concrete bridge deck as well as sandblast cleaning and expansion joint replacement. The work will extend the life of the 30-year-old bridge and improve driving conditions.

Men's Basketball Signs De'Von Cooper of Waggener High School

Apr 24, 2017
Morehead State Athletics

De'Von Cooper, a 6-foot-4 guard from Waggener High School in Louisville, Ky., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program.

Cooper will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year.

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March unemployment rate remained unchanged from February at 5 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary March 2017 jobless rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the 5.1 percent rate recorded for the state in March 2016.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for March 2017 was 4.5 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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With prisons and county jails operating at or above capacity, the Kentucky Department of Corrections is implementing an emergency regulation this week to expedite release of certain offenders who have already been approved for parole.

The move will impact about 570 inmates whose cases have been reviewed by Kentucky’s independent Parole Board as part of the normal discharge process. Prior to the change in regulation, these inmates were already deemed safe for parole and were scheduled for release within 60 days.

MSU Athletics

Not even a cool, light rain could put a damper on the Morehead State spring football game Saturday afternoon.

The offense scored four touchdowns - three through the air and one rushing - to culminate a spring that saw the Eagles go through 14 on-field sessions.

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