Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Gov. Beshear: State Properties to go Tobacco-Free

Citing Kentucky’s continued worst state ranking in smoking and cancer deaths, Governor Steve Beshear announced today that all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective November 20 – the day of the Great American Smokeout. That means no cigarettes, tobacco products or e-cigarettes may be used in state-owned or leased buildings, in state-owned

Next Louisville: Community Health

A collaborative effort between the Foundation, Louisville Public Media and Community Foundation of Louisville has allowed WFPL News, 89.3FM to hire Ja’Nel Johnson as health reporter.  Johnson will file regular, in-depth enterprise reports for broadcast and the web. The Next Louisville: Community Health is a year-long journalism project to inform, engage and inspire conversation about the most pressing issues in Louisville

University of Kentucky Announces Largest Gift in its History

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Thursday announced the largest gift in UK’s history — a $20 million commitment and lead gift by UK graduate and Trustee Carol Martin (Bill) Gatton toward the construction of the university’s new 330,000-square-foot Student Center.   The new Student Center — a $175 million, self-financed renovation and expansion scheduled

Baptist Health plans to expand to Calvert City

Baptist Health announced plans to expand to Calvert City to enhance the health of people in Marshall County.   It has purchased 9.87 acres in Calvert City at Exit 27 off I-24/I-69 for an outpatient health and wellness center. While planning is under way to build a comprehensive ambulatory center, Baptist Health will begin offering

Kentuckiana Heart Walk sets goal to raise $1.25 Million

More than 10,000 Louisville and Southern Indiana residents are expected to lace up their sneakers in support of the American Heart Association’s Kentuckiana Heart Walk on Saturday, September 20. The annual event, which hopes to raise a record $1.25 Million to fight heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers –