Melissa Patrick, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


SB 150, which bans gender-affirming care for youth, passes

A revised bill with language to ban gender-affirming care for Kentucky’s transgender youth moved quickly through both houses of the General Assembly Thursday and is ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 5:45 pm


Kentucky to get $53 million from Walmart settlement to fight opioid epidemic

Kentucky will get more than $53 million from Walmart as part of a $3.1 billion, 50-state settlement for the retailer’s role in the opioid epidemic. ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 28, 2022 7:00 am


Study says one in five adult Covid-19 survivors in the U.S. may develop ‘long Covid’

One in five adult Americans who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection have experienced a health condition that may be related to a previous infection, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, June 20, 2022 10:42 am


FDA chief says baby formula supply is expected to stay short through late July

The baby formula shortage continues to worsen in Kentucky, with the state’s out-of-stock rate increasing by 20 percentage points since May 8, according to the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, June 3, 2022 6:45 am


Ky. Covid cases up 63%; experts warn new variants threaten the vaccinated and unvaccinated

Kentucky’s weekly Covid-19 report largely mimics what is going on across the nation: 63 percent more new cases than the prior week, a rising positive-test ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:00 pm


’Trigger law’ would end legal abortion in Kentucky if Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, as leaked

If a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overturn the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision becomes final, legal abortion in ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:04 am

Danville Sports

Danville girls wallop Wayne County, face Mercer in second round

STANFORD — The Danville girls took the fast lane to the semifinals. The Lady Admirals were on the gas from the opening tip Tuesday night, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, March 3, 2022 7:06 am

News Main

Covid infection rate remains top among states; Most metrics used to measure the pandemic trending downward

Even as Kentucky’s daily new-case rate, infection rate, positive-test rate and Covid-19 hospital numbers are steadily trending down, its seven-day rate of daily new cases ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:31 am

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New case numbers decline, but deaths continue; 13,000 Kentuckians have died from Covid

As the metrics used to measure the pandemic in Kentucky keep dropping, deaths from Covid-19, considered a lagging indicator, went above 13,000 on Thursday. The ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, February 4, 2022 6:00 am

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Kentucky has nation’s second-highest covid rate; surge causing hospitals to limit elective procedures

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus keeps surging in Kentucky, setting a record Tuesday for the highest seven-day rolling average, and the acceleration of hospital ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:41 pm

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