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LOCAL NEWS

 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Saturday the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health will receive federal funding.

 

Through the CARES Act, the program will receive nearly $3.9 Million Dollars to aid in the healthcare efforts of 46 rural hospitals

 

The CARES Act funding allows hospitals maximum flexibility in how they respond to COVID-19 within their communities, including for testing and laboratory services as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment to minimize COVID-19 exposure.

 

Hospitals in our area receiving funding include:

  • Casey County Hospital in Liberty
  • Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford
  • Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown
  • Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center in Mt. Vernon
  • Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs