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Sandwich Recall Expanded

Sandwich Recall Expanded

(FDA)–Lipari Foods is expanding its January 6, 2020 and January 13, 2020 recalls of Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches to include all sandwiches with a Best By date of 2/6/20 and prior, 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…MORE

December Unemployment Statewide

 (KYSTATS)–Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The preliminary December 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in November 2019. The U.S. seasonally adjusted…MORE

Subject of Chase Arrested

(LEX 18) — Police in Lexington arrested a Nicholasville man Wednesday on drug and fleeing charges after an investigation at a motel sparked a car chase. Authorities said Shannon Dewayn Lairson, 36, is facing several charges after the incident, which caused traffic problems west of downtown. According to Lairson’s arrest citation, he “was observed operating…MORE

National Pie Day

Three weeks into January… need an excuse to indulge since you’ve been so good with your diet resolutions? Yeah, we thought so. You’re in luck! National Pie Day, brought to you by the American Pie Council, is on January 23 and a wonderful reminder of America’s pie heritage and expression of the country’s love affair…MORE

Warning About Delivery Text Scam

Officials are warning people of a scam that targets victims through text messages. The scam involves sending out texts that look like delivery confirmations from Amazon or FedEx, according to online tech magazine How to Geek. Clicking on the link takes victims to a bogus Amazon page that offers a “free” prize for taking a survey…MORE

Limits on Emotional Support Animals on Planes Could Be Coming

The Department of Transportation is proposing new rules that would greatly restrict the types of ’emotional support’ animals allowed on airplanes. Under the new proposal, only dogs that are specifically trained to aid humans as service animals would be allowed on flights.  All other animals would have to fly under the normal rules for pets.…MORE

KY Senate Approves Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

(LRC)–The state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban female genital mutilation. “This is a very difficult subject to discuss,” said Senate Majority Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams of Louisville, who sponsored the measure, known as Senate Bill 72, along with Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Crofton. “Female genital mutilation is one of the most egregious forms…MORE

Voting ID Bill Passes Senate Committee

Voting ID Bill Passes Senate Committee

Sec. or State Michael Adams, Sen. Robby Mills (LRC)–Legislation that would impose stricter voter identification requirements advanced in the Kentucky General Assembly when the Senate State & Local Government Committee passed an amended version of the measure. Known as Senate Bill 2, the legislation would require a voter to present photographic identification at the poll.…MORE