April 24, 2014

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KSP checkpoints for January Print E-mail
Steffen announces his campaign for the 24th Senate District seat: Campbell County native serves as elementary school principal Print E-mail


Jason Steffen, a Campbell County native and elementary school principal, is announcing his campaign for the Kentucky 24th Senate District seat that covers Campbell, Pendleton and Bracken counties.

Steffen, 37, a Democrat who grew up in Fort Thomas and lives in Southgate, is the principal of Mary A. Goetz Elementary in Ludlow. This is his first campaign for elected office.

Support for smoke-free law in Kentucky continues to grow; 7 in 10 favor a ban Print E-mail

According to the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), nearly 7 in 10 Kentucky adults (65 percent) favor a statewide smoke-free law, while fewer than 3 in 10 (29 percent) oppose such a law. Support for a law has consistently increased since the Kentucky Health Issues Poll first started asking the question in 2010. Northern Kentuckians are similar to the Commonwealth in support for a smoke free law. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have comprehensive smoke-free laws; Kentucky does not.

Plant ice resistant trees to assure their survival during the icy winter months in Kentucky Print E-mail

Winter storms that coat everything in layers of luminous ice leave a very beautiful but dangerous calling card. We know ice covered trees are susceptible to breakage from the added weight.

But if you take a look around your yard, how do you know which of your trees are more likely to give in to the devastation of ice layers?

Tips to help when the electricity goes out Print E-mail

With Winter Storm Hercules impacting more than 100 million people across multiple states, power outages could affect residents over the next few days. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following 19 tips to keep families safe and comfortable:

Scam alert concerning HMH Print E-mail


It has come to the attention of Harrison Memorial Hospital that individuals in the community are receiving phone calls from an 866-218-7985 number. With an automated call, identifying itself as "Harrison Memorial Hospital."

The hospital would like to  make it clear that these calls are NOT from Harrison Memorial Hospital. We are NOT requesting refills on medications. This is a scam!

For your protection, do not give any information and disconnect immediately! Never divulge  personal information.

If you have any questions, please free to contact Harrison Memorial Hospital Administration Department.


Resolve to find the "Quitter in You" and make 2014 the year for better health. Print E-mail

Right now is the best time to quit smoking. Get 2014 off to the best start by stopping smoking. It is the gift of better health that you give yourself.

The American Lung Association in Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have joined together on "Quitter in You," a program to support all smokers in their efforts to quit smoking.

Senator Stine announces Heroin Legislation Print E-mail

Sen. Katie Stine Speaks about new Heroin Legislation. She is flanked by Attorney General Jack Conway and Rep. John Tilley.

Bill provides three-pronged approach to fighting heroin addiction and trafficking

Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine stood before members of her district, local and state officials and media to announce a new piece of bipartisan legislation that will offer a three pronged approach to stop the scourge of heroin abuse that is ravaging Northern Kentucky and moving quickly across the commonwealth.

BBB offers tips on returns and exchanges Print E-mail

Each year, Better Business Bureau receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

kynect milestone: 100,000 enrollees reached Print E-mail

Private health plans up 121 percent since Thanksgiving week

The 100,000th Kentuckian has enrolled in health insurance thanks to kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, continuing the surge of interest and applications for health insurance since Thanksgiving. If premiums are paid on time, coverage will begin for these enrolled Kentuckians on Jan. 1.


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