In Midst of Deep Cuts, Lawmakers Find Two Bright Spots in Budget

Kentucky’s latest budget proposal appears to be all doom and gloom, but that’s not entirely the case. Governor Steve Beshear did propose deep cuts to many state agencies in this year’s budget. But he also left some funds available for bright spots. Two appropriations Beshear made were for free colon cancer screenings for the uninsured and […]

Lawmakers Push Program For Free Colon Cancer Screenings

A group of Kentucky lawmakers is once again trying to advance a bill that would provide free colon cancer screenings. Colon cancer is the third most prevalent and second most fatal type of cancer in the commonwealth. The bill would provide free colon cancer screenings to citizens who are fifty-five or older and uninsured. It […]

Colon Cancer

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/08/11: Recent statistics list Louisville as the fourth highest city in the nation for colon cancer deaths. Estimates are that 60% of current colon cancer deaths could be prevented with regular screening, but not all who are at-risk are regularly screened. We’ll talk to medical professionals and a colon cancer survivor from the Colon Cancer Prevention Project about causes, treatments, and prevention.  Listen to the Show