Melissa Patrick, Author at The Advocate-Messenger


FDA authorizes (but doesn’t ‘approve’) three vaping products

Says benefits of helping smokers quit outweigh risk to youth The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized three electronic-cigarette products for sale in the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:54 am


Covid-19 deaths in Kentucky are at record levels

Kentucky reported 82 more deaths from Covid-19 Wednesday, the most in a single day. The state’s death toll from the coronavirus disease is now 8,717. ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:27 pm


Kentucky program, first of its kind in the nation, makes it less risky for employers to hire people with substance-use disorder

Kentucky has launched a new program that will lessen the risk of liability to employers who hire or retain people with substance-use disorder — if ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:22 pm

COVID-19 vaccine

Answers about coronavirus, COVID-19 disease, and vaccines

One of the many challenges facing Kentuckians who remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus is that they still have unanswered questions about vaccines, some based on ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:30 pm


Only 25% of Ky. students have received COVID vaccine

With only one-fourth of Kentucky’s eligible school children vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andy Beshear said it best when he said “that’s not enough.” “As we ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, July 12, 2021 1:24 pm

Danville Sports

Ads’ historic season comes to an end

LEXINGTON — Ten runs usually makes for a pretty good game, but it makes for an even better inning. It made for the kind of ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, June 21, 2021 1:26 pm


End of Beshear’s Covid-19 briefings will signal the turning of a page and moving on

Gov. Andy Beshear’s regular press conferences about the coronavirus “provided a steady source of information, comforted some people and annoyed others and inadvertently spawned memes, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:41 am


Most COVID restrictions to end June 11

Turning one of the last pages in the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that in four weeks he will end capacity restrictions on businesses ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:19 am


Ky. and local governments will split settlement with opioid makers

When a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors is settled, Kentucky will allocate half of any proceeds to the state and the other half ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:47 am


Quarles calls on Beshear to set a date to reopen state, and ditch goal of 2.5 million vaccinations

As Gov. Andy Beshear continues to call for a total 2.5 million Kentuckians to get their first shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, using it as ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:23 pm

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