Archives for August 2018

Advil Recalls Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored Medicine

A children’s pain relief product Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored is being recalled. In a news release from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the company said customer complaints say the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons, and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters.Pfizer said using the product with an unmatched dosage cup could be associated with potential overdoses.The most common symptoms associated with ibuprofen overdose include nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision and dizziness, according to the company’s release.

Magoffin County Man Arrested

The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Friday on charges of arson and cruelty to animals.A witness told authorities Julius Brown of Salyersville picked him up with a can of gasoline in the car on February 7. The two drove onto a strip job behind someone’s home.According to court documents, the witness says Brown carried the gasoline down the hill to a building containing a large number of chickens. Brown then allegedly set the building on fire, but not before cutting the chains that were on the chickens.Authorities say the chickens began fighting each other while Brown set the building on fire. 25 chickens died as a result.The total value of the building and the chickens was nearly $13,000.

Remembering Senator McCain In Eastern KY

People across the country have remembered Senator John McCain’s life and legacy, and those in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky are no exception.Ten years ago, a presidential candidate at the time, John McCain paid the small Martin County town of Inez a visit. A town hall head at the old Martin County Courthouse in 2008 allowed people across the Commonwealth to meet McCain.

UK Season Tickets Available

There are still plenty of seats available for UK’s season opener this Saturday against Central Michigan. UK Athletics says the number of season football ticket sales have dropped. So far this year, UK has only sold about 30,000 season tickets for the season.The Wildcats are not the only team facing this issue in the SEC, other schools such as LSU, Alabama and the University of Florida are also seeing the same drop in sales. One reason for the dropoff in sales could be the 6 percent tax hike on tickets.

KY Elections Board Looks At Ethics Probe

A special meeting of Kentucky’s elections board has been scheduled after its executive director called for an ethics probe and accused the secretary of state of abusing her authority over the state’s election system.The board’s executive director, Jared Dearing, submitted a letter Monday that says Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has weakened “checks and balances” in the state’s election system. The state Board of Elections set its meeting for today.

KY Pumpkin Farmers Hoping For A Healthy Harvest

Kentucky pumpkin farmers are hoping for a little more sunshine and a little less rain as its fall harvest nears.Pumpkin patches are getting ready to open, and farmers are cautiously optimistic about how their fall crop will turn out.”We’ve had a lot of rain this summer and I mean a whole lot of rain at certain time periods. And so far, it’s not caused a real problem,” Bi-Water Farm owner Stephen Fister says.Too much rain could cause pumpkins to mold, and Fister says heavy rain over the next few weeks could cause damage.

Fayette County Discusses Property Tax Increase

The Fayette County School Board will host a public hearing Monday at 5:00 p.m. about the proposed property tax.In July, members of the school board voted in favor of a nickel tax. It would be used to pay for $13.5 million in safety improvements for Lexington schools.That vote opened up a 45-day window, in which a petition campaign could start collecting signatures, to put the tax increase on a ballot.

Governor Bevin Running For Re-Election

Governor Matt Bevin announced he will run for re-election .Bevin made the announcement at the annual Republican Party of Kentucky Lincoln Dinner on Saturday night.He told the crowd, “Let me clear up one thing. You bet I’m running again.”

King Bio Recalls Children’s Medicines

King Bio is voluntarily recalling 32 children’s medicines because of potential “microbial contamination,” the company says in a statement.The medicines, which include those meant to relieve common illnesses including fever, cough, flu, tummy aches, nosebleeds, and earaches, were sold nationwide. Check the FDA’s website for details.

KY Unemployment Rates Fall

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 110 of the state’s counties between July 2017 and July 2018.Officials with the Kentucky Center for Statistics say jobless rates jumped in the state’s other 10 counties.Officials say Woodford County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Campbell County at 3.6 percent. Boone and Kenton counties were next at 3.7 percent each, followed by Fayette, Oldham and Scott counties at 3.8 percent each.