Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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As President Trump ordered meatpacking plants on Tuesday to keep operating amid the coronavirus pandemic, more details are emerging about the concerns workers had about their safety at a facility in Louisville, where dozens of workers were infected and one died. 

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  Kentucky health officials have monitored more than 100 people for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, but have not yet encountered any sign of the virus.

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About 71 people in Kentucky are self-monitoring for symptoms of the novel coronavirus after returning from trips to mainland China, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration hired a physician to lead the state’s infectious disease office just months after the Department of Veterans Affairs dismissed that doctor for “egregious” medical misconduct.

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A proposal to ban tattooing on scarred skin will fade away after Kentucky health officials backed off the proposed regulation.

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Kentuckians are being encouraged to donate coats and hoodies for children in foster care.

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The state will begin compensating Kentuckians who serve as foster parents to children they’re related to after a federal court ruling last fall.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.


Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.

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A Kentucky woman is challenging the constitutionality of a new state law aimed at limiting medical malpractice lawsuits.