by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio What started out as a program to track where patients get their prescription drugs in Kentucky has expanded to Ohio. This week the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system, or KASPER, launched a data exchange with the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, or OARRS. So far, 12 Kentucky… Continue reading Kentucky and Ohio Sharing Prescription Information
Portsmouth, Ohio Chief of Police Charles Horner was among the guests discussing prescription drug abuse on the Diane Rehm show today. You can listen to it here. Horner says prescription overdose death’s in Ohio’s Scioto County have quadrupled in the last few years. Ohio Governor John Kasich recently met with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to… Continue reading Ohio Police Chief Discusses Appalachian Pill Pipeline on Diane Rehm
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Ohio Governor John Kasich met today to discuss their states’ efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. Many of the prescription drugs abused in eastern Kentucky and neighboring regions come from Florida. Kasich says the governors must come together to stop the so-called pill pipeline… Continue reading Beshear and Other Governors Working Together to Fight Prescription Abuse
The crews were sent to Cincinnati and Dayton Wednesday, where this week’s winter storm was more destructive than it was in Louisville. Spokesperson Brian Phillips says most of LG&E’s crews, however, will remain in Kentucky.
The University of Louisville men’s soccer team has taken second place in the NCAA College Cup.
The Cardinals lost 1-0 to the University of Akron Sunday in the championship game.
An eight-ton boulder that was pulled from the Ohio River at Greenup County, Kentucky and taken to Portsmouth, Ohio in 2007 will soon be returned to Kentucky.
A hotel brand that started in Louisville is growing — with a new hotel planned in Arkansas. Since 21C Museum Hotel opened in 2006 on Louisville’s Main Street, company founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have decided to expand to other cities. Two hotels are being developed in Austin, Texas, and Cincinnati, Ohio. And… Continue reading 21C Museum Hotel Plans Expanding to Arkansas
Voters in Ohio yesterday approved casino gambling in four major cities. That has expanded gaming proponents in Kentucky claiming the added competition is just another reason to approve a similar measure in the Commonwealth. Ohio voters approved casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati. Just across the river from Cincinnati is Turfway Park, whose president,… Continue reading Kentucky Track Operators Watch Ohio Voters Approve Casinos
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a federal civil suit against the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three men over the Indian Head Rock case. Conway believes they’re holding stolen property.
An E. coli outbreak that began in Michigan and Ohio now includes one case each in Kentucky, Indiana and New York. The cases are thought to be related to ground beef that was recalled by the Kroger company this month.