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Blessings Farm is Suzy Hoseus’ health ministry and her message is about physical, emotional health

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Twenty years ago, Suzy Hoseus was extremely sick and felt she was close to having colon cancer. Around that time, she attended a conference called “You Don’t Have to be Sick.” She was not yet ready to make changes needed to have a healthy lifestyle, but she says a seed was planted. A few months later, “I woke up and I had blood in my stool and it...

Boone Circuit Judge Brueggeman issues temporary restraining order on Beshear’s executive orders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A Northern Kentucky judge has issued a temporary restraining order to keep the Beshear administration from enforcing some of their executive orders issued to control the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, a hearing was held on a lawsuit filed in Boone Circuit Court by Florence Speedway (a half-mile dirt track, not to be confused with Kentucky Speedway in Sparta), and Little...

COVID-19 Update: Beshear reports 299 new cases, four deaths; challenges to his restrictions, more

Gov. Andy Beshear reported that Kentucky had 299 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths as of Friday afternoon. This brings the state’s totals to 16,376 cases and 585 deaths. Heading into a holiday weekend, cases in Lexington set a new record — 46 new COVID cases in a day, and Mayor Linda Gorton urges residents to wear masks. “This Fourth of July weekend, it’s important to keep in mind...

COVID-19 UPDATE: Beshear reports 239 new cases, nine deaths; says ‘don’t let your guard down’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday updated Kentuckians on the state’s ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), reporting 239 new cases and nine deaths. “We have done so well in Kentucky up to this point,” said Beshear. “We have saved so many lives by flattening, even smashing, the curve here. But all of that is on the line as case numbers rise across the country. Inevitably,...

We miss hugs. But while it’s our natural way of connecting, we have to pass during this pandemic

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter During this pandemic, there has been little to no physical contact, except for those we have quarantined with. We miss hugs. Having a “connection between humans is a natural thing. Most people, with a few exceptions, want to connect to other people and what way we do that is through touch,” says Karen Byerly-Lamm, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor...

NKU health innovation accelerator joins four partners to enhance, support region’s healthcare

Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Health Innovation SoCap Accelerate, a health innovation accelerator for the region, has announced four partnerships to enhance and support innovative success. SoCap will select up to seven companies to join its inaugural six-week program. The cohort will be mentored on developing customers and building a product, to make Kentucky a healthier Commonwealth....

Combining physical therapy and pilates makes sense — and then Mindy Nagel went virtual

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Mixing Pilates into physical therapy was natural for Mindy Nagel, PT, DPT, OCS, owner of College Hill Pilates and Physical Therapy LLC. A former professional dancer of ballet and modern dance, Nagel has been practicing physical therapy for 13 years. She opened her practice in March of 2019, marking her first anniversary when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Mindy...

Beshear reports 117 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths; Robertson County reports first case

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 117 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths as of Monday afternoon. “Kentucky has been leading with compassion for our fellow citizens throughout this global pandemic,” Beshear said. “We’ve made the changes and sacrifices to keep the most vulnerable among us safe from the coronavirus. Together, our efforts have saved thousands of lives in the commonwealth and now are allowing...

Beshear reports 67 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths; urges lighting up green, ringing bells at 10 a.m.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “I remember the call on March 6 that told me we had our first case of the coronavirus. I remember my concerns about a worldwide health epidemic hitting in Kentucky. But I remember knowing and feeling that Kentuckians were up for it,” Beshear said. “We came together,...

BBB Trends: Face mask exempt cards are phony; DOJ issues warning to consumers about frauds

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a warning regarding phony face mask exemptions cards. These printable cards found on social media from the Freedom to Breathe Agency claim to be issued by the Americans with Disabilities Act for citizens to be exempt from wearing face masks in public. One card read: “I am exempt from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public. Wearing a face mask...

Beshear reports 256 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths; wash hands, wear masks, stay 6-feet apart

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 256 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and seven new deaths. “Kentuckians have what it takes to move into a new normal,” said Beshear. “It will be tough, but we can do it. Just remember: hands, face and space. Wash your hands, wear a mask on your face and stay six-feet apart from other people. “The simple preventative steps we all know about – wearing masks, social...

NKY has 10 new COVID-19 cases, state 280, 8 deaths; long-term care visitation to open, wear masks

As of Thursday afternoon, the NKY Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, for 1,630 total cases. There have been 586 cases in Boone County, 238 cases in Campbell County, 751 cases in Kenton County, and 55 cases in Grant County. Total deaths related to COVID-19 remain at 76, with no new deaths reported. 1,212 individuals have recovered. Gov. Andy Beshear reported 280...

Beshear reports 229 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death; cases tied to Myrtle Beach; testing in Kenton County

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s actions to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). He reported that there were 229 new cases in Kentucky and one new death. “We are going to get through this because we have shown, even with a worldwide health pandemic, we can come together, unite, know what it takes, and manage something as aggressive and deadly as COVID-19,”...

Beshear reports 315 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths; asks for green lights and caring from Kentuckians

As of Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 14,141 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 315 of which were newly reported. Beshear reported 11 new deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 537 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The deaths reported Tuesday include a 52-year-old woman from Allen County; three women, ages 77, 77 and 91, and a 90-year-old man from Clark County; a 78-year-old woman...

Beshear reports only 90 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths; opening bars/restaurants, groups of 50

Gov. Andy Beshear and administration officials provided updates on new guidance for venues, including for weddings and gatherings of 50 or fewer people; preparations for Tuesday’s primary elections, including polling help from plain-clothed Kentucky National Guardsmen; and upgrades being made to help administer unemployment insurance claims. As of Monday afternoon, Beshear reported 90 new COVID cases...