Category Archives: National News

BBB: Beware of Medicare Scams

(BBB)–Medicare open enrollment in health and drug coverage plans for 2020 begins today and ends December 7. Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Eastern Kentucky warns seniors to beware of scammers who might try to steal their information and money during this busy and potentially confusing time. In 2018, BBB Scam Tracker received more than 500 reports about scam…MORE

Twenty-Two Dead in Congo Mine Collapse

Twenty-Two Dead in Congo Mine Collapse

At least 22 killed in Congo gold mine collapse, authorities say By Bukola Adebayo, CNN (CNN) — The number of illegal miners killed in a gold mine collapse in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 22 on Thursday, the country’s minister of social affairs told CNN. The initial death toll from Wednesday’s incident at…MORE

McIlroy Wins PGA Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour Championship By Theresa Waldrop and Homero De la Fuente, CNN (CNN) — Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy won the 2019 PGA Tour Championship Sunday, becoming only the second person behind Tiger Woods to win the title twice. “Any time you can do something and Tiger’s the only other guy to do…MORE

China to impose New Tariffs on U.S. Goods

Soybeans, oil among the products hit by a new round of Chinese tariffs on US goods Yong Xiong (CNN) — China on Friday unveiled tariffs on another $75 billion worth of US goods, the latest escalation in the trade war between the two countries. The additional tariffs of 5% or 10% will be levied on…MORE

Target, Walmart Top Retail Shakeout

Americans love Target. That’s bad news for Macy’s and JCPenney By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) — The winners and losers of America’s great retail shakeout are becoming clear. Target and Walmart are definitely winners. Just about every traditional department store is losing. Sales at Target stores open at least a year increased 3.4% during…MORE

Study: Don’t Wash or Rinse the Poultry

(USDA)–A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry. “Cooking and mealtime is a special occasion for all of us as we come together with our families and friends,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, the USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary…MORE

Frozen Chicken Patty Recall

(USDA)–Tyson Foods Inc.  is recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, fully cooked chicken items were produced on January 31, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:[View labels (PDF…MORE

Americans Hitting the Road This Summer, Despite Higher Gas Prices

The largest seasonal surge in gas prices since 2011 isn’t slowing down travel plans this summer as more Americans are hitting the road than staying home, according to GasBuddy’s 2019 Summer Travel survey. According to the annual survey, nearly 75% of Americans said they will take a road trip this summer, a 16% increase from…MORE

USDA Issues Report on Rural Broadband

(USDA)–Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled  A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies(PDF, 2.5 MB). The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result in at least $47 billion in national economic…MORE

Organic Almond Butter Recalled

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever,…MORE