September 15, 2014

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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.

Important information for Medicare beneficiaries with replacement plans Print E-mail

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is January 1 through February 14 of every year. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries who have coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan (also known as a Medicare Replacement plan or Medicare Health plan) can drop their Medicare Replacement plan and return to Original Medicare.  Changes that you make during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period go into effect the first day of the following month. During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare Replacement plan. You can add or drop drug coverage when you are switching to Original Medicare. You cannot make any changes if you have Original Medicare. If you have any questions, please call your local SHIP Program at 1-866-516-3051.  The SHIP Program is a non-profit that provides free and unbiased information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries.


Bill aims to boost treatment for heroin addicts Print E-mail

By John Cheaves, Lexington Herald Leader

Drug addicts could get better access to treatment and drug traffickers could face longer prison sentences under a bill that will have bipartisan support in the 2014 General Assembly, which starts next month.

Google retrieves stolen merchandise Print E-mail

Employees of Google, Inc. were at the Falmouth Police Department on Thursday, December 5 to retrieve nearly $18,000 worth of equipment and other belongings that were stolen from their vehicle in the Cold Spring area in September.

Motor fuels tax rate to decline on January 1 Print E-mail

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